Charlotte Hornets hit the road to the West as they take on Los Angeles Lakers in NBA at Staples Center. Both the teams have one win apiece from their first two games.
Lakers showed that the expectation surrounding them this season is not hype as they put Utah Jazz below average in the last game. It was a collective defensive performance from the Showtime who took full advantage of their height, always maintaining a tight perimeter, and eventually forcing the Jazz to take the shots from beyond the arc.
Lebron James had a double-double as he dropped 32 points and had 11 assists in the match, while Anthony Davis 21 points and registered 7 rebounds as well.
Charlotte Hornets, who started the season with a 126-125 win at home, came crashing down to earth following their 99-121 win on the road against Minnesota Timberwolves.
Match Timing: October 28, 2019, @ 07:00 AM IST
Venue – Staples Center
LAL vs CHA Dream11 Team News:
The hosts could welcome back Rajon Rondo for this game after Lakers upgraded him to questionable ahead of the game against Charlotte Hornets. The 33-year-old is yet to feature for Lakers this season following a clf injury in the preseason.
Kyle Kuzma took a major step in his rehabilitation after the 23-year-old star returned to a non-contact drill this week. He has been out of action since last season. That said, Kuzma will be out for at least two more weeks.
Talen Horton-Tucker (foot) was cleared to return to practice by Lakers’ medical staff. But this game may have come too soon for him.
Lakers squad for this match:
LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Jared Dudley, Kostas Antetokounmpo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Alex Caruso, Quinn Cook, Troy Daniels, Danny Green, Talen Horton-Tucker, Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee, Zach Norvell, Rajon Rondo
Hornets Team News:
Nicolas Batum has been ruled out for the next two to three weeks after he suffered a finger injury during Hornets’ 126-125 win against Chicago Bulls on an opening day.
Cody Zeller remains questionable and will be assessed before the game.
Hornets squad for this match;
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cody Zeller, Bismack Biyombo, Marvin Williams, Willy Hernangómez, Malik Monk, Dwayne Bacon, Miles Bridges, Devonte’ Graham, PJ Washington, Terry Rozier, Cody Martin, Robert Franks, Caleb Martin, Kobi Simmons, Jalen McDaniels
LAL vs CHA Dream11 Starting 5:
Los Angeles Lakers: Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Danny Green, JaVale McGee, Avery Bradley
Charlotte Hornets: PJ Washingon, Miles Bridges, Bismack Biyombo, Dwayne Bacon, Terry Rozier
LAL vs CHA Dream11 teams:
LAL vs CHA Dream11 Predictions:
Lakers will have too much power for Hornets in this game. A comfortable home win is our call.