The first round of the Western Conference playoff series might be the end of this season for Defending Champions after Lakers dropped a crucial match to give Suns a 3-2 lead after they won Game 5 by 115-85. Devin Booker led Suns, who were second in the Western Conference during the regular season, with 30 points. While LeBron James scored 24 points for Lakers who fought their way into the Playoffs by winning in the Playin stage. Lakers are seventh in West in the rebounding category averaging 44.2 rebounds and Andre Drummond has the most with 10.2 boards.
Suns on the other hand are third in assist with 26.9 assists per game and Chris Paul is leading with an average of 8.9. In the last 10 matches, James has averaged 25 points and Bookers has 25.6 points. The Lakers were without Anthony Davis after he picked up an injury and Suns were without Abdel Nader.