The LA Lakers and Phoenix Suns will face each other in the fifth game of the first conference round on Tuesday night. The series is currently tied at 2-2 and both the teams will be looking to take the lead in the seven match series. The Suns had won the opening game whereas the Lakers bounced back to win the next two. Subsequently, the Suns won the previous match by 100-92 to level the series.
We have got the Match Prediction for you that can help you in placing the right bets. We will discuss current form, head to head, stats, and players to watch out for in the upcoming match.
Current form – LA Lakers – Last five matches – W L W W L
The Lakers suffered a huge blow in the fourth match as Anthony Davis suffered a groin injury and he will be doubtful for the fifth match. Thus, the onus will be on LeBron James, Dennis Schroder, Kyle Kuzma to deliver the goods for their team.
Current form – Phoenix Suns – Last five matches – W W L L W
The Phoenix Suns will be delighted that they bounced back in style in the fourth game of the series to level the scores. Suns’ talisman Chris Paul made a fine comeback as he scored 18 points, nine assists and also registered three steals. Suns will look to carry the same form in the fifth match.
Head to Head – Matches – 255, Won by Lakers – 148, Won by Suns – 110.
The Lakers will have the advantage on the head to head count basis.
Players to look out for – LeBron James and Dennis Schroder will hold the key for the Lakers but they will want a collective team effort.
Devin Booker and Chris Paul will be the crucial players for Phoenix Suns.
Match Prediction – Phoenix Suns will have the momentum on their side but the Lakers can bounce back.