NBA Playoffs -- Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers G5 Pick and Prediction

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NBA Playoffs -- Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers


Game Time: Tuesday,Jun 1 2021 22:00


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Phoenix Suns:


The Suns will look to take a 3-2 lead of the series with a win in G5 at home, after beating the Lakers 100 -92 in G4. Chris Paul was scheduled to sit out Game 4 on Sunday, but he played the game and contributed 18+9. Jae Crowder stepped up by scoring 17 points, he knocked down 3 3pointers in G4, after shooting just 2 for 20 from beyond the arc in the previous three.


Los Angeles Lakers:


For the Lakers, they lost the game of G4, and also their All Star player Davis. Davis suffered a groin injury and expected to sit out G5. LeBron James recorded 25 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists in G4, and he must do more in G5 in order to win. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is expected to  draw back into the lineup on Tuesday after sitting out Game 4 with a left quad contusion.





The Suns will back at home in G5, where they won 5 of their last 6 games, expect them to get the W again and cover the number hosting a weaker Lakers team.


Ben's Prediction: Suns -4.5


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