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

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NBA Playoffs -- Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns

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

 

After scorching the LA Lakers in game five on Wednesday night, the Phoenix Suns are on the verge of making it to the Western Conference semifinals.

 

Going into the locker room at half-time, the Suns were up by 30 points and never looked back as they blew out the reigning champions.

 

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

 

Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers finished the regular season on a five-game winning streak and ranked second in the league in scoring defense (106.7 ppg). However, Wednesday night was the worst LA Lakers performance of the series with the Phoenix Suns and arguably one of their worst of the entire season. They shot at under 35% from the field and from downtown and turned the ball over a staggering 16 times, compared to the Suns' four. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 97 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 89 points on 41.3 percent shooting. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.

 

 

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

 

Phoenix Suns 

The Phoenix Suns have been excellent in their last two games against the LA Lakers and have re-taken the initiative in this series. The Suns outscored the Lakers by 22 points in the second quarter and assisted on 29 of their 43 made field goals. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 102.2 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 98.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game.

 

Prediction

Game six is extremely hard to call and could come down to the fitness of three key stars - LeBron, CP3 and Anthony Davis. LeBron James will do everything in his power to keep the LA Lakers hopes alive, but it may not be enough. This should be another Suns win.

 

Ben's Prediction: Phoenix Suns +2.5

 

 

 

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