Description: POR Vs LAL Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Lakers rally on a Davis and James rampage to take a crucial 2-1 lead in the series
The Lakers are far from their best inside the playoffs but the 116-108 win the side managed to muster in its favour in game 3 is all that really matters at the end of the day, The win saw them ease into a 2-1 lead in the playoffs with the side for the first time taking the advantage in their matchup against Portland Trail Blazers.
At the end of the day, Los Angeles Lakers once again had to rely on the services of their wordclass partnership. Anthony Davis and LeBron James combined for a total of over 60 points in between two, performances which spruced an otherwise wavering and dwindling attacking docket.
Where the Lakers will be pleased with the resillinace and pluck shown by the Western Conference leaders in game 3, Portland have plenty of positive points to take away from the skirmish as well. despite being defeated for the second time in a row, the club with just an 8 point defeat showed that it possesses the requisite repertoire needed to keep them alive in the playoffs.
POR Vs LAL Dream11 Probable Winner
Now staring at a deficit after taking a 1-0 lead in the series, Portland know they can’t afford another defeat come today. Lakers are ruthless and relentless in such situations, a side known to go straight for the kill and make the most of their disposal of outstanding players.
Much like the previous two clashes in the series, this promises to be yet another edge of the seat thriller. Portland will give a good account of themselves but yet again fall short with the Lakers’ ability to drop triples with a high conversion rate taking them to a 3-1 lead.
Probable Playing 5
Damian, CJ McCollum, Gabriel, Carmelo, Jusuf
Los Angeles Lakers
James, JaVale McGee, Davis, Kentavious, Green
NBA Playoffs 2019-20
Match: Portland Vs Lakers Game 4
Date And Time: 25th August, Saturday: 6:30am
Venue: Advent Health Center, Orlando
- Damian: 34 Points
Los Angeles Lakers
- James: 38 Points
Best Ball Stealer
- Hassan: 8 Rebounds
Los Angeles Lakers
- James: 11 Rebounds
Portland Vs Lakers: 108-116
Dream 11 Picks
LeBron James has often been questioned for his performances in crunch situations but the point guard managed to silence his naysayers with a game winning double-double the last time around. With 38 points, 8 assists and 12 rebounds in game 3, the player delivered in all ambits of his side’s gameplan to make him a must have pick for today’s encounter.
Partnering up with him will be Alex Caruso. Although he’s blown hot and cold on way too many occasions, he showed what he’s capable of when at his 100% with 10 points and 7 rebounds.
After an incredible seeding round, Gary Trent has started crumbling in form. He’s gone off the boil at the wrong moment but there’s not too much to read into his tepid displays but the player running the show for the side only till a couple of weeks back.
Carmelo Anthony had a huge hand to play in Portland Trail Blazers’ attacking show in game 3. With 20 points to his name, he played a crucial role in helping his side push the Lakers close and take the game all the way to the culminating stages as he pulled off a string of floating jump shots.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been berated way too often and rightly so as well. He’s been mediocre since the league’s return, shooting at a horrid rate to put his side in a quagmire.
However, the last game saw him come up with a respectable enough 13 points and with a place in the team’s starting rotations, he’ll be our pick for the clash.
In a team comprising of James, Anthony Davis has still managed to stand tall above his counterpart. Regarded as the most pristine names in the league this term, he dropped yet another game winning performance with his flawless brand of shooting in the paint seeing him pop up with a ravishing 29 points and 11 rebounds.
Partnering him up for this one is Markieff Morris. He’s not functioning at his best but his ability to guard the rim and come up with defensive rebounds makes him hold a place in our framework.
With the most number of rebounds for his side in game 3, Hassan Whiteside will be our pick as the centre. His ability to pull off steals, blocks and deflections makes him a pivotal part of Portland’s gameplan as they look to quash the Lakers from piling on the triples.
With two double-doubles on the spin, Davis retains his place as our star player while James is the pro player.
Dream 11 Team
James, Caruso, Trent, Kentavious, Anthony, Davis, Morris, Hassan
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