LeBron’s Lakers, ‘In-Season Tournament’ First Opponent is Phoenix…the first away win of the season
Later today, Saturday, November 11, the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns will tip off in the first game of the 23-24 NBA In-Season Tournament.
The two teams in the Western Conference’s Group A are among the favorites to win the title, so expect an intense battle. However, their recent form has been mixed. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost three straight games due to an injury to Anthony Davis, while Phoenix, with Bradley Beal making his debut, is on a winning streak. The game, which will feature a fireworks showdown between “veterans” LeBron James (24.4 ppg) and Kevin Durant (29.3 ppg), who lead their respective teams in scoring, will be available on SPOTV ON and SPOTV NOW on Saturday, November 11 at 12pm.레모나토토
With the Lakers mired in a five-game road losing streak this season, it will be interesting to see if they can get back on track at the Footprint Center. The Lakers won the first meeting between the two teams at Crypto.com Arena on March 27. Kevin Durant led the way with 39 points and 11 rebounds, but he was unable to overcome the Lakers’ one-two punch of Anthony Davis (30 points, 12 rebounds) and LeBron James (21 points, 9 assists). While the Lakers look to build on the momentum of their last win, Phoenix will be looking for their first road win of the season with Devin Booker set to return from injury.
With Devin Booker set to return from injury, it will be interesting to see if Phoenix can field a ‘BIG 3’ for the first time this season. With one of the best offenses in the league, it will be interesting to see how Booker, Bradley Beal, and Kevin Durant work together. On the other hand, the Los Angeles Lakers will be looking to Anthony Davis to provide a steady hand on the perimeter while LeBron James struggles.
Group A of the NBA In-Season Tournament West includes the Lakers, Phoenix, Portland Trailblazers, Utah Jazz, and Memphis Grizzlies. After Portland’s upset of Utah last weekend to earn a spot at the top of the standings, the Lakers and Phoenix face off as the “favorites” to win the group. With the game counting towards the regular season standings and the tournament prize money and trophy on the line, it’s sure to be an intense battle.
In addition to the Lakers vs. Phoenix, there’s another big NBA matchup. The LA Clippers, who formed a superteam after the James Harden trade, and the Dallas Mavericks, led by Luka Doncic, are facing off in the in-season tournament. However, both teams are desperate to turn things around. The Los Angeles Clippers have lost three straight despite the addition of Harden, while Dallas was blown out by Toronto in their last game. Looking for their first in-season tournament win to bounce back, the Clippers and Dallas will meet for the first time this season on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m., live on SPOTV ON2 and SPOTV NOW.