After the Lakers Playin win over the Golden State Warriors, the defending champions will take the fight to Phoenix Suns in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Their regular season ended at 42-30 without LeBron James and Anthony Davis for the most part of the season. But the star players are now back to being healthy just in time for Lakers as they will take on 51-21 Suns. Lakers are defending well against Bookers and they would want to keep that up against Lakers he has averaged 21.3 points and shot 22% from distance and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the man for them who has 2.6 defensive wins.
Mikal Bridges and, Jae Crowder would have a hard time defending against King James. As for defending against Chris Paul Lakers would have a hard time, Suns enjoy a 23-7 record when Paul reached the double-digit assist threshold and Lakers would have to rely on teamwork and Dennis Schroder and Alex Caruso to contain him. Last of all we will witness AD vs Ayton in the best-of-seven series.