In the Western Conference of the NBA, former champions take each other on as Dallas Mavericks face LA Lakers in the regular season on Monday. The Mavericks are the team who delayed LeBron James from having his first ever championship in 2011. They are still strong and are looking to make the playoffs, but the fact of the matter is that the Western Conference is extremely thick with competition. They are not doing enough as a franchise to make their way to the top-8 and need to pick up the pace.
On the other hand, it is quite possible that the Lakers will be missing out on a spot this time out as well in the playoffs. Ever since LeBron James got hurt, the team has won only one game and lost five. This is not the kind of the record you need to have to sustain a healthy position in the league table. If they are going to do anything at all to recover the lost pride, it will be done when their superstar returns.
Match Timing: January 7, 2019, @ 7:00 AM IST
Venue – American Airlines Center, Dallas
DAL vs LAL DREAM11 Team News:
Head Coach Rick Carlisle will be without Dirk Nowitzki. The starting five will not see a change as well.
The team will be missing Rajon Rondo, LeBron James and Kyle Kuzma. The starting five will not see a change with the likes of Lance Stephenson and Michael Beasley making appearances from the bench.
DAL vs LAL Dream11 Playing Team:
DAL vs LAL Dream11 players to watch out for:
Brandon Ingram is touted as a future star of the side by general manager and Hall of Fame recipient in Magic Johnson. He is looking to inflict more damage as he matures.
Lonzo Ball is the second overall pick of the NBA Draft of 2017. He is putting on a show defensively and is also improving as a three-point shooter.
Luka Doncic is playing his rookie season this time out and he is averaging 20 points with 7 rebounds. He is also the leading contender of being the rookie of the season.
Harrison Barnes is coming off a game where he was underwhelming but has been relatively consistent throughout. He is expected to carry the defensive department.
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DAL vs LAL Dream11 Team:
DAL vs LAL Dream11 Predictions:
Dallas Mavericks are going to be winning this game as The Lakers look to be a shadow of their former selves.