NBA Playoffs -- Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Pick and Prediction

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NBA Playoffs -- Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns

Play Time: Sunday,May 30 2021 15:30

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NBA Playoffs -- Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Pick and Prediction

 

The Phoenix Suns will face the LA Lakers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday in the fourth game of their 2021 NBA playoffs first-round series. The Lakers lead the tie 2-1, having reeled off consecutive wins after dropping the opener.

 

The Phoenix Suns started the playoffs by making a bold statement against the LA Lakers in Game 1 but have since gone quiet. They will look to get back to winning ways and level the series in this game.

 

 

NBA Playoffs -- Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Pick and Prediction

 

Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers was led in its victory over the Suns on Thursday by Anthony Davis with 34 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. The LA Lakers have responded aptly to their loss in Game 1. Although Paul's injury has inhibited the Phoenix Suns, the LA Lakers have put together a masterful offensive run, with Anthony Davis at the helm. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 102.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 98.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 27.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.

 

 

NBA Playoffs -- Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Pick and Prediction

 

Phoenix Suns 

The Phoenix Suns have not played their best basketball in Games 2 and 3 of the series. Although it is a near-impossible task to subdue a red-hot LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Suns have faced a few issues. Phoenix was led in the loss by Deandre Ayton with 22 points but the Suns shot only 42.7% overall and were outrebounded by the Lakers 51-35. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 98.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 102.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 86.7 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 27.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game.

 

Prediction

With Chris Paul injured and AD leading the Lakers' charge in offense, the LA Lakers are the favorites to go 3-1 ahead with victory at the Staples Center in Game 4.

 

Ben's Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers -6.5

 

 

 

 

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