Lakers vs. Suns: In-Season Tournament Quarterfinals Preview

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The Los Angeles Lakers are gearing up to host the Phoenix Suns in the Lakers vs. Suns In-Season Tournament Quarterfinals at Crypto.com Arena. The Suns enter this matchup as 2-point underdogs against the Lakers, with an over/under set at 227.5 points.

Phoenix Suns’ Performance and Outlook

In their previous encounter against the Grizzlies, the Suns secured a 116-109 victory. Despite registering 21 personal fouls, they showcased resilience, shooting 45.3% from the field and converting 9 out of 26 three-point attempts. Devin Booker emerged as a key player, delivering an impressive performance with 34 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists.

The Suns, currently holding a 12-8 record, display an offensive prowess, averaging 116.2 points per game and shooting at a 47.1% rate. Defensively, they force turnovers at a rate of 12.7 per game while conceding 113.3 points on average. Phoenix aims to capitalize on their strengths to advance in the tournament.

Insights into the Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers secured a 107-97 victory against the Rockets in their recent outing. Anthony Davis played a pivotal role, contributing 27 points and 14 rebounds. Los Angeles boasts a 12-9 record, showcasing impressive offensive stats, shooting at a rate of 48.7% from the field and scoring an average of 112.5 points per game.

Defensively, the Lakers concede 113.5 points on average, emphasizing the need to improve their defensive efficiency. They are committed to tightening their defense and capitalizing on offensive opportunities to secure a win against the Suns in the tournament quarterfinals.

Read Also: Bucks vs. Knicks: In-Season Tournament Quarterfinals Preview

Lakers vs. Suns Head to Head
Before this In-Season Tournament Quarterfinals, The Lakers vs. Suns have played against each other 29 times with the Suns coming out on top with 17 wins. Interestingly the lakers have won the two out of the last three  Lakers vs. Suns games they have played against each other. The Lakers won the current two by 5 points(100-95) in October and by 3 points(122-119). Both teams have good rosters for this In-Season Tournament Quarterfinals but lakers has had a deeper roster producing great numbers in recent games. The Lakers vs. Suns In-Season Tournament Quarterfinals match up between Kevin Durant and LeBron James makes this even more exciting for the fans.

 

 

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