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WAS vs LAL Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Washington Wizards vs LA Lakers

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WAS vs LAL Dream11: NBA keeps going through the motions and we have a lot to look at in the league. As the postseason is nearing, we still have a lot to settle what teams will even make it to the Playoffs. This is how it has been for many seasons now as the trials and tribulations of the league keep testing teams after teams. So, in another trial, the Washington Wizards will host the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Wizards have been having a poor season overall and they keep on losing games. They have lost six games in a row. Their Playoffs hopes are done now with the way the Hornets and the Hawks are playing and with the advent of the East this season, the Wizards can kiss the chances of making it to the Play-in scene goodbye.

The Lakers have been having an equally grueling season and it is painful to see the superstar duo of LeBron and Westbrook fall apart so massively. They played their hand at now much-maligned “Big Three” model but more than that the injury to Anthony Davis has also hurt the team a bit.

Host: Washington Wizards
Visitors: LA Lakers
Match Timing: 20 March, @ 05:30 AM
Venue: Capital One Arena

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Wizards: They just go down, down….

The Wizards enter the game after a heartbreaking 100:97 loss to the Knicks as they couldn’t make hay late in the game.

The Wizards had been blown to smithereens during their last road trip, they lost to all sorts of teams and they have been unable to close in on the Play-in tournament squads at this point. Forget making the Play-in tournament, the team has been dangerously falling into the territory of twelfth rank as the Knicks seem to be playing much better than the Wizs these days. Of course, not having Bradley Beal has hurt the cause but the team was struggling even with him. After ten wins and three losses start, the team has mere 19 wins and a humungous 37 losses, which means their season has completely lost track. One positive this season has been the all-around improvement in the game of Kyle Kuzma.

Lakers: Somehow in the Play-in seating…

The Lakers had one of their best wins of the season as they beat the Raptors 128:123 behind a strong 36 points night by LeBron and a late-game shot by Russell Westbrook

Although they have fared terribly, the Lakers have somehow managed to hold on to the Play-in spot. This is because, beyond the eighth rank in the West, the Conference has appeared shallow and features a lot of bottom-tier teams that remain in the vicinity of making the Play-in tournament. The team couldn’t have been even a Play-in squad without the herculean efforts of LeBron James but Frank Vogel’s coaching has raised a bunch of question marks lately among the Lakers fandom. The Lakers diehards continue to cheer the team but what chance will the team once the Play-in tournament begins? Well, is it fair to bet against LeBron James in the Playoffs? But hey, the West in the top-seven is not that easy to tackle, is it?

Washington Wizards | LA Lakers
Games: 69 | 70
Wins: 29 | 30
Defeats: 40 | 40

Washington Wizards vs LA Lakers NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Los Angeles Lakers Team News

  • Carmelo Anthony, Talen Horton-Tucker, Wayne Ellington are a Game-Time Decision.
  • Kendrick Nunn is OUT For the match and remains without a timetable to return.
  • Anthony Davis will be OUT for at least till mid-March.

Lakers Expected Starting Five
Big-Forward: PF: Wenyen Gabriel
Wing: SF: Stanley Johnson
Middle: C: LeBron James
Guards: PG: Malik Monk | PG: Russell Westbrook

BENCH: Trevor Ariza, Austin Reaves, , Avery Bradley, DJ Augustin, Kent Bazemore, Sekou Doumbouya.

strong>Washington Wizards Team News

  • Kristaps Porzingis is Game Time Decision
  • Bradley Beal is going to be OUT for a long time.

Wizards Expected Starting Five
Wings: PF/SF: Kyle Kuzma | SF: Corey Kispert
Middle: C: Kristaps Porzingis (Game-Time Decision)
Guards: PG: Raul Neto| SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Bench: Rui Hachimura, Daniel Gafford, Anthony Gill, Deni Advija, Thomas Bryant, Tomas Satoransky, Vernon Carey Jr., Ish Smith.

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Kyle Kuzma(WAS)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 09
Steals: 02
Kuzma’s rebounding numbers are down but he has supplied constant scoring and has elevated his playmaking too. He has mostly been in 18-23 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 3 or more assists range these days. PF can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-42

LeBron James(LAL)
Points: 36
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 07
Blocks: 02
LBJ has been continuing to be one of the best players in the league and has continued to have big scoring nights while being effective in other areas too. He has mostly been in 30+ points, 5+ rebounds and assists range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-60

Kristaps Porzingis(WAS)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
Center Kristaps has continued to exert a lot of influence in terms of scoring and rebounding since he is back but only to fall short of the opponent. The talented big has mostly been in 16-19 points, 7-11 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range. He is a “Game Time Decision”.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-42

Russell Westbrook(LAL)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 10
Steals: 01
PG Russell has been having perhaps the worst season of his career and still putting on above-average numbers which explain his legendary status. The all-around guard has mostly been in 15-22 points, 5-10 rebounds, and 5-10 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-36

Malik Monk(LAL)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
After a red-hot mid-season window performance, Monk’s numbers have fallen significantly. Lately, the guard has been figuring mostly in the 9-13 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope(WAS)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 02
Steals: 02

Kentavious has been doing his bit as a two-way off-guard and he has certainly been a reliable presence. The guard has mostly been in 12-19 points and 1-2 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-28

WAS vs LAL DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Raul Neto(WAS) had 11 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds in the last game. Guard Raul has done decently as the starting one-guard, usually being in 4-8 points and 4-7 assists range.
  • Austin Reaves(LAL) had 10 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Rookie Reaves has mostly been in the 7-10 points range these days.
  • Wenyen Gabriel(LAL) had 17 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in the last game. Gabriel did well as a starter in the last game, but can we expect such numbers again?
  • Dwight Howard(LAL) had 7 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Center Howard has mostly been in the 5-6 rebounds range.
  • Corey Kispert(WAS) had 14 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Corey has done well in terms of scoring recently, usually being in the 9-14 points range.
  • Rui Hachimura(WAS) had 11 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals in the last contest. Young PF Rui’s minutes have decreased this season, he has usually been in 11-12 points range.
  • Stanley Johnson(LAL) had 4 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Johnson has mostly been in the 2-4 points range.
  • Avery Bradley(LAL) had 14 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Bradley has mostly been in the 4-5 points range.
  • Ish Smith(WAS) had 4 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Ishmael has mostly been in 7-10 points and 2-5 assists range.

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Where to watch NBA Live Score?

In a terrible piece of news for Indian fans who’d like to see LeBron James go at it, this match is not available on the two official designated platforms JIO TV and Voot. Meanwhile, TV outlets MTV and VH1 are also not going to showcase this game. And if you want to get close to the action, plug into the NBA League Pass, purchase the annual subscription and you can enjoy all the live games while also watching the full-game replays afterward. To learn the scores, stats, and news, go to the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

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