LA Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction & Match Preview

LA Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction & Match Preview – October 6th, 2021 | NBA Preseason 2021-22

The LA Lakers and Phoenix Suns will be eager to claim their first victory of the 2021-22 NBA preseason when they meet Wednesday at the Footprint Center. The Lakers are coming off a 97-123 loss to the Brooklyn Nets at home, while the Suns lost 106-117 to the Sacramento Kings on the road.

Match Details

Fixture – LA Lakers vs Phoenix Suns | NBA Preseason 2021-22.

Date & Time – Wednesday, October 6th, 2021; 6:00 PM ET (Thursday, October 7th; 3:30 AM IST).

Venue – Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ.

The LA Lakers and Phoenix Suns will be eager to claim their first victory of the 2021-22 NBA preseason when they meet Wednesday at the Footprint Center. The Lakers are coming off a 97-123 loss to the Brooklyn Nets at home, while the Suns lost 106-117 to the Sacramento Kings on the road.

The Lakers seemed a little slow to come out of the blocks against the Nets, but they are expected to improve in the next few games.

The LA Lakers did not have LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, and Trevor Ariza. All of his other stars, except Ariza (ankle injury), received a break. Head coach Frank Vogel has not disclosed any information on the availability of the aforementioned players against the Phoenix Suns.

Phoenix Suns preview

The Phoenix Suns did not play at full force against the Sacramento Kings in their first preseason game. Chris Paul, Devin Booker, and Jae Crowder sat down.

Meanwhile, Mikal Bridges and Deandre Ayton played 12 minutes each in their first game since the NBA Finals in July. However, the Suns had the majority of their reserves and young players playing the most minutes.

New signing Landry Shamet stood out with 13 points on the night. He fired five of 11 shots from the field. JaVale McGee, Elfrid Payton, and Jalen Smith also posted at least ten points on the night.

The Phoenix Suns had a short offseason compared to the rest of their Western Conference rivals. They are likely to put minute restrictions on their key players for the rest of their preseason games. It remains to be seen if they choose to include the likes of Chris Paul, Devin Booker, and Jae Crowder against the LA Lakers.

Lakers vs Suns match prediction

The LA Lakers and Phoenix Suns are likely to give their reserves the most minutes in this game. This makes this clash a uniformly contested matchup and difficult to predict. Considering how the two teams appeared in their respective first preseason games, the Suns could be victorious by a slim margin.

It’s still a preseason game at the end of the day, so a Lakers win can’t be ruled out.

Where to watch the Lakers vs Suns game?

The preseason game between the LA Lakers and the Phoenix Suns will be televised nationally on NBA TV and locally on Spectrum SportsNet and Bally Sports Arizona. Fans can also watch live action online by subscribing to the NBA League Pass.

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