MIA VS LAL NBA REGULAR SEASON DREAM 11 BASKETBALL PREDICTION FANTASY TEAM NEWS
Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat
NBA Regular Season
MIA VS LAL MATCH PREVIEW:
This is the second game between Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat in March with Lakers winning the first game 131-113 at Heat's den American Airlines Arena. So it's a payback time as far as visitors are concerned.
Lakers are coming off a chastening 117-106 defeat against the defending Champions Golden State Warriors in their last game. There's no shame in that. But the Dubs were a weakened team as the Splash Brothers missed the match through injuries. That's why Lakers could have done more in that particular game.
The Showtime are 11th in the Western Conference, 8 games worse off 8th placed San Antonio Spurs. Most probably, the 16 times NBA Champions are out of playoff contention. So it's the pride to play for, not an inconsequential thing at all for the ones who know its exorbitant value.
Miami Heat, on the other hand, are on 8th in the Eastern Conference, six games better than Detroit Pistons below them. So the 2013 Champions are not in immediate danger of dropping out from playoff spots.
But having said that, Heat lost their last two games and if the Heatles loss this game against Lakers, the gap could be reduced further and head coach Erik Spoelstra may be forced into taking some harsh decisions.
When: March 17th, 08:00 AM IST
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Lakers – Win – 31, Loss – 37
Miami Heat – Win – 36, Loss – 33
Top Performer –
For Los Angeles Lakers-
|Points Per Game||Isaiah Thomas||16.7|
|Rebounds per Game||Julius Randle||7.8|
|Assists Per Game||Lonzo Ball||7.1|
For Miami Heat:
|Points Per Game||Goran Dragic||17.5|
|Rebounds per Game||Hassan Whiteside||11.8|
|Assists Per Game||Goran Dragic||4.8|
MIA VS LAL TEAM NEWS:
Los Angeles Lakers:
Channing Frye, Josh Hart, and Brandon Ingram are all missing for the hosts through injuries.
While Kyle Kuzma (ankle) is a doubt for the game. Also, Thomas Bryant and Gary Payton are playing in G League.
Kyle Kuzma (Forward), Julius Randle (Forward), Brook Lopez (Center), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Guard), Isaiah Thomas (Point Guard-Shooting Guard)
For visitors, Josh Richardson (foot) is questionable for the Heat, with Hassan Whiteside (hip), Dwyane Wade (hamstring) and Dion Waiters (ankle) out. While Derrick Jones Jr. and Derrick Walton Jr. are playing in G League.
James Johnson (Forward), Luke Babbit (Forward), Edrice Edebayo (Center), Goran Dragic (Guard), Wayne Ellington (Point Guard-Shooting Guard)
Los Angeles Lakers – Julius Randle, Isaiah Thomas
Miami Heat – Bogdan Bogdanovic, Zach Randolph
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Los Angeles Lakers are playing at home, so they should be considered as favorites. But Miami Heat will be looking to cement their place in the NBA playoffs, so they will have extra motivation to win.
We are going for Heat win.
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NOTE: THIS MIA VS LAL MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.