Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs: Match Preview and Predictions - 3rd November 2019
Date and time: Sunday, 3 November 2019, 7:00 p.m. E.T.
Venue: AT&T Center, San Antonio
Last game results
Los Angeles Lakers (4-1): 119-110 win against the Dallas Mavericks (1 November 2019)
San Antonio Spurs (4-1): 127-110 win against the Golden State Warriors (1 November 2019)
Los Angeles Lakers preview
The Lakers have made a dazzling start to the season. Before the season began, the Lakers were considered as one of the heavy favorites for the championship this season. Five games into the season, they have affirmed their status as the favorites this year.
Anthony Davis and LeBron James had a 40 points, 20 rebounds and a 39 points, 12 rebounds, 16 assists performance respectively in the same week and the Lakers look great on both ends of the floor. The return of Kyle Kuzma further adds depth to this already great lineup.
Key player - LeBron James
LeBron James is into his 17th NBA season and he still looks like the best player in the NBA. He was criticized for playing a more facilitator type role in the first game against the Clippers. He is expected to continue running the point and play mostly through his new superstar teammate, Anthony Davis but in the match against the Dallas Mavericks, he once again showed that he can take over matches whenever he wants to.
James has been averaging 26 points, 10.5 assists and 7 rebounds per game this season. He has to keep carrying the burden of his team and has a great chance of winning his fourth ring this season.
Lakers predicted lineup
Avery Bradley, Danny Green, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, JaVale McGee
San Antonio Spurs preview
The Spurs have started the season in a great manner. They look like a great defensive team and will probably end up being a top five team in defense this season.
They were picked apart by Kawhi Leonard in one match but barring that, they have been sailing very smoothly at the start of this season. DeMar DeRozan has started the season brilliantly for them and the Spurs continue to have great production from their bench players.
Key player - LaMarcus Aldridge
LaMarcus Aldridge will be the key player for the Spurs in this match. He hasn't found his footing yet this season but he will need to be at his best against the interior defense of Lakers that boasts the likes of Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee.
Aldridge is averaging only 17 points per game this season. He scored 22 points against the Warriors and showed flashes of brilliance. The Spurs will need a great performance from him.
Spurs predicted lineup
Bryn Forbes, Derrick White, DeMar DeRozan, Trey Lyles, LaMarcus Aldridge
Lakers vs Spurs Match Prediction
The Lakers have looked great five games into the season. The duo of Anthony Davis and LeBron James is starting to gel together. Davis has emerged as an early MVP favorite and LeBron James has now got a team that can help him win a ring.
The Spurs have put in solid, all-round performances so far with sizeable contributions from nearly every member of the team.
This match should be a close one with both teams playing really well, but the Lakers should be predicted to win this in a close encounter.
Where to watch Lakers vs Spurs?
This Western Conference match-up can be seen on Fox Sports, or you can stream it live online with NBA League Pass.Published 03 Nov 2019, 03:00 IST