Description: LAL Vs POR Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Lakers look to put to bed the series today with Portland having no defensive answer to the side
Back at their best, this Lakers side is once again being touted as outright favourites for the glistening trophy. After a slew of struggling performances, ones which saw the side stutter in form and hit a rut, the team has settled into its groove finally inside the bubble.
The 135-115 win over Portland Trail Blazers in game 4 was perhaps the side’s most emphatic and profound result in over a month. Despite losing out on Davis’ services at halftime, the side for once in the bubble showed that it can bank on its roster as the team’s entire squad was utilised with almost everyone coming up with meaningful displays.
That result took the team to a 3-1 lead in the playoffs, one which puts the Lakers on the verge of making a foray into the semi-finals. And today’s encounter should propel the side into the impending stage with the team’s ability to shoot at a high conversion rate given Portland cold feet in the series.
LAL Vs POR Dream11 Probable Winner
Apart from a couple of sparks of brilliance, Portland have offered nothing in the playoffs. Individual performances have failed to be supported by complete team showings to see the team languishing in the series.
With no one apart from Damian taking the onus of coming up with the points, we envisage Portland’s run in the league being curtailed today. The side’s inability to convert at a high rate will see the Lakers walk all over them maraud their way into the upcoming stage.
Probable Playing 5
Los Angeles Lakers
James, JaVale McGee, Davis, Kentavious, Green
Damian, CJ McCollum, Gabriel, Carmelo, Jusuf
NBA Playoffs 2019-20
Match: Lakers Vs Portland Game 5
Date And Time: 27th August, Thursday: 6:30am
Venue: Advent Health Center, Orlando
Los Angeles Lakers
- James: 30 Points
- Jusuf: 20 Points
Best Ball Stealer
Los Angeles Lakers
- JaVale McGee: 8 Rebounds
- Jusuf: 13 Rebounds
Portland Vs Lakers: 115-135
Dream 11 Picks
With Davis leaving the last game with a back injury, LeBron James had to step up for the player. And for the second clash on the bounce he did exactly that as he came up with a 30 point, 10 assist and 6 rebound display to dictate proceedings and win the game for his side.
With almost everyone being tried out by the Lakers as they raced into an unassailable lead, Alex Caruso saw his minutes being reduced. However, he was still bale to layup the ball for his counterparts with his quick break points to see him be entrusted by us for today.
The 14 points for Danny Green the last time around will the Lakers man be our pick for the day. After a howler of a first game, he’s done well to overhaul his form and redeem himself to some extend with a steady flow of points.
Despite not being at his defensive best the last time around, Portland Trail Blazers’ Carmelo Anthony will be our pick from the side. The power forward came up with a high conversion rate inside the paint with his crossovers and handles leaving the Lakers in a tizzy.
Mario Hezonja will be slotting his way into our side next to him. Despite frugal minutes, the small forward registered 11 points and 6 rebounds the last time around, a performance which makes him a must have pick at just 5 credits.
Despite leaving the last tie midway, Anthony Davis still ended up registering 18 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds. In what was a clinical and well rounded display from the power forward, he managed to make a statement in all departments with an extremely pleasing to the eye display.
After torrid displays in the seeding round, Dwight Howard is slowly inching towards his usual self. Asked to take to the court as the main centre the last time around, he justified the faith reposed in him with a neat 13 points and 8 rebounds to see us snag him up for the affair.
Hassan Whiteside is going to be crucial to Portland if they are to stay alive in the series. His gallantry and endeavours are capable of schooling the Lakers and resigning them to unsuccessful attempts when pulling off baskets.
The nonchalant ease with which he’s scouring his way to double-doubles see Davis lead us out as the day’s star player while James is the pro player.
Dream 11 Team
James, Caruso, Green, Anthony, Mario, Davis, Howard, Hassan
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