HOU Vs LAL Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Series slowly slipping away from the Rockets with the Lakers easing into a 2-1 lead.
This was pitted as a battle between the two duos and the Lakers’ partnership of Davis and James has managed to edge ahead. The two have combined in the conference semi-finals to stave off Houston Rockets’ challenge after defeating them 112-102 in game 3 of the series.
It was a crucial win for Los Angeles Lakers, one which sees them hold the aces in their hands ahead of today’s impending scrimmage. The only outing of the day with Miami Heat getting the better of Milwaukee Bucks previously, this is a scrimmage which will see a bevy of eyes be glued to it across the global stage.
And if the series is anything to go by, today’s outing promises to be yet another humdinger. These sides have exchanged blows and matched each other every step of the way across the series with the barest of margins coming into play to be the decisive factor in every outing.
While the Harden-Westbrook combine hasn’t faltered with both the players showing their mettle, a lack of points across the field has hurt the side. The Lakers have managed to step up and make it out across the court, something which will benefit them today as well to see them ease to a 3-1 lead.
Probable Playing 5
Eric, Tucker, Robert, Harden, Westbrook
Los Angeles Lakers
James, Davis, Green, Alex, Kentavious
NBA Conference Semi-Finals 2019-20
Match: Rockets Vs Lakers Game 4
Date And Time: 11th September, Friday: 6:00am
Venue: Advent Health Arena, Orlando
- Harden: 33 Points
Los Angeles Lakers
- James: 36 Points
Best Ball Stealer
- Harden: 9 Rebounds
Los Angeles Lakers
- Davis: 15 Rebounds
Rockets Vs Lakers: 102-112
HOU Vs LAL Dream11 Picks
With 36 points, 5 assists and 7 rebounds in game 3, LeBron James becomes the first player to be ingrained in our Dream 11 side for the upcoming encounter. The point guard once again ran the show for the Lakers, dictating play with his ability to both laydown the triples along with manoeuvring the ball to his counterparts.
Rajon Rondo has managed to compensate for Lakers’ missing points ever since his arrival. The team has looked a completely changed side in the series ever since he’s recovered from his injury with his ability to open the zone and drop treys seeing him pile on 21 points and 9 rebounds in the same outing.
James Harden has kept escalating his performances with each passing fixture. His 33 point, 9 assist and 9 rebound showing in game 3 was worthy of ending up on the winning side, a showing which saw him register almost a triple-double on the day.
Eric Gordon was a bit off his game the last time around but that doesn’t deter us from opting for him for the encounter. The small forward pulled off a solid 10 points in game 3, once again making his presence felt inside the paint for his side.
We just don’t know what to make of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The player has gone off the boil way too long but with 30 minutes the last time around and an ability to canter his way into the paint with him jump shots, the Lakers’ small forward makes for a viable pick.
His tenacious brand of basketball has seen Markieff Morris retain his place in the Lakers’ shooting arounds. Come the playoffs, his expertise have been relied on at crucial junctures owing to his ability to rake him boards and protect the rim.
Jeff Green has been the finest value player for us in the conference semi-finals. At a measly 7.5 credits, he more than earns a place in our setup with him dropping 16 points with his floating jump shots.
P.J Tucker partners up with him for today. He had a rare off day the last time around but he’s put in a real shift for his side inside the bubble otherwise to rope in both the baskets and blocks.
With a strong likelihood of a triple-double for him today, James will be our star player while Davis is the pro player.
Dream 11 Team
James. Rondo, Harden, Kentavious, Gordon, Morris, Tucker, Green
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