Heavyweights of the Western Conference take each other on as LA Lakers travel to face Oklahoma City Thunder in the regular season of the NBA on Friday. The Lakers are a shadow of their former selves in the second half of the season. Ever since their superstar LeBron James got injured, the team has won only four games which has seen them go tumbling down from the fourth spot to the eighth spot in the Western Conference table. The young guns are trying as hard as they can, but still, they need to produce a more mature performance in order to guarantee a place in the roster for next season.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma City Thunder are the third-placed side in the league table. They are one of the best teams defensively but are coming off a hard loss to lowly Atlanta Hawks. The team has one of the best cores in the game with the likes of Paul George, Russell Westbrook and Steven Adams. If this franchise performs at their highest level, it is hard to see them getting beaten, and maybe they are trying to preserve their energy for the playoffs where giving everything you have really matters.
Match Timing: January 18, 2019, @ 8:00 AM IST
Venue – Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma
LAL vs OKC DREAM11 Team News:
Head Coach Luke Walton will be without LeBron James and Rajon Rondo. The starting five will not see a change as well.
The team will be missing Andre Roberson, Nerlens Noel and Alex Abrines. The starting five will not see a change with the likes of Dennis Schroder and Hamidou Diallo making appearances from the bench.
LAL vs OKC Dream11 Playing Team:
LAL vs OKC Dream11 players to watch out for:
Paul George is one of the few contenders who is contesting to be an MVP of the league. He is playing exceptionally with an average of 27 points per game.
Russell Westbrook has proven himself to be a triple-double machine. This is the third season in a row where he has averaged 21 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
Brandon Ingram was the second overall pick of the NBA draft of 2016. He is a complete player but needs to add more bulk to his mass to become an elite.
Kyle Kuzma is clearly the second best player of the side and he has to lead the charge in the absence of LeBron James. He is averaging 19 points per game.
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LAL vs OKC Dream11 Team:
LAL vs OKC Dream11 Predictions:
Oklahoma City Thunder are going to be winning this game as they are the superior side in this contest.