LeBron James Beats Phoenix’s Big Three In ‘First Life Contest’
He’s got a tough opponent in his first game. LeBron James meets the Phoenix Suns’ ‘BIG 3’ of Kevin Durant.
Tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 11) at noon, 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 matchup.레모나토토 도메인
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, are on a winning streak.
Of course, the biggest storyline in this matchup is the firepower battle between “veterans” LeBron James (24.4 ppg) and Kevin Durant (29.3 ppg), who lead both teams in scoring.
In the first meeting between the two teams, which took place at the Lakers’ home venue, Crypto.com Arena, on March 27, the home team won. Kevin Durant led the way with 39 points and 11 rebounds, but 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 will be looking 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 expected to return from injury, Phoenix will be looking to start their ‘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 a tightly contested affair.
In addition to the Lakers-Phoenix matchup, another big NBA matchup will take place tomorrow (Saturday, November 11) at 10:30am. The Los Angeles Clippers, who just traded for James Harden to form a superteam, and the Dallas Mavericks, led by Luka Doncic, are set to face off in the in-season tournament.
However, both teams are desperate to turn things around. The LA Clippers have lost three straight despite the addition of Harden, while Dallas was surprised by Toronto in their last game.
Looking for their first in-season tournament win to bounce back, the Clippers and Dallas will meet tomorrow (Saturday, November 11) at 10:30am live on SPOTV ON2 and SPOTV NOW.