Two heavyweights of the Western Conference collide as LA Lakers host Oklahoma City Thunder in the regular season of the NBA on Wednesday. The Lakers are in the playoff spot this year and it is causing the entire basketball world be in shock. This is what LeBron James does, he takes a team that is struggling and converts them into a legitimate threat to titles. Even though he will be not playing this game as he is recovering from injuries, his teammates have a really good chance of showing why they deserve to play alongside him.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma City Thunder are the clear team in the entire Western Conference that has a darkhorse tag attached to them. They are one of the better sides and the fact they are doing the third-best defence in the league speaks volumes. With the likes of Paul George, Steven Adams and Russell Westbrook, the team elite level players who are hungry to get their hands on the NBA Championship.
Match Timing: January 3, 2019, @ 9:00 AM IST
Venue – Staples Center, Los Angeles
LAL vs OKC DREAM11 Team News:
Head Coach Luke Walton will be without Rajon Rondo, Michael Beasley and LeBron James for this upcoming fixture. The starting five will not see a change as well.
The team might be without Alex Abrines and Andre Roberson. The starting five will not see a change with the likes of Dennis Schroder and Nerlens Noel making appearances from the bench.
LAL vs OKC Dream11 Playing Team:
LAL vs OKC Dream11 players to watch out for:
Paul George has emerged as a superstar for the team this season and he is performing at his highest level. He is averaging 26.4 points per game along with 8 rebounds.
Russell Westbrook is averaging 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the third season running. This is an unprecedented feat and he is breaking records for fun.
Kyle Kuzma is clearly the second best player in the team after LeBron James, and he will be looking to lead the side in the absence of his mentor. He is averaging 19 points per game.
Brandon Ingram is a number 2 pick of the NBA draft of 2016 and has shown he is actually really talented. After a sensational performance, he will be looking to do more of the same.
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LAL vs OKC Dream11 Team:
LAL vs OKC Dream11 Predictions:
LA Lakers are missing their star player and for that reason, we see Oklahoma City Thunder winning this contest easily.