Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction comes ahead of the NBA – Playoff – Game 5 on Wednesday, 02.06.2021, at Phoenix Suns Arena (Phoenix). If you would like to have more insight into this match, check out the preview and betting tips below.
Phoenix Suns vs LA Lakers Preview & Betting Tips
In the fourth game of the first round of the playoffs, the Phoenix Suns, as guests, won the LA Lakers in the "Staples Center" with 100-92 and tied at 2-2 in the series. With this victory, Phoenix returned the "break" to the Lakers, who previously achieved one victory on the road, but now Phoenix is one step away from placing in the semifinals of the Western Conference.
In this fourth game, there was an equal fight between these teams during the first half, but the key to Phoenix's victory was the third quarter because the Suns won 27-15. LeBron James was the most efficient match with 25 points and 12 rebounds, but his excellent performance was not enough for his team to reach a new triumph. On the other hand, in the Phoenix team, everyone was equally great, and the best was Chris Paul with 18 points, while Devin Booker added 17 points.
However, this defeat is not the only reason for the Lakers' concern. Namely, an additional concern for coach Frank Vogel is the injury of Anthony Davis, who spent 19 minutes in the fourth game, and the question is how long he will have to be absent from the field. At the moment, the motive, desire, self-confidence and better roster are on the side of the Phoenix Suns, so I think that the Monty Williams team is much closer to the semifinals of the Western Conference than the Lakers.
- The fifth game is played on Wednesday, and it is currently 2-2 in the series between these teams.
- The Phoenix Suns will have the support of a maximum of 16,000 fans.
- Anthony Davis was injured and his performance is questionable.
Phoenix Suns to win
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