The Lakers vs Mavericks game is up for 9:30 PM EST later tonight. The game will be played in Staples Center, Downtown Los Angeles where the Lakers will play host to Mavericks on Halloween night. Both of them are 2-5 after seven games and would be looking to turn things around. Lakers do have an edge over their opponents but their current defensive record tell another story. You cannot miss this so tune in to your T.V, or live stream the game online and see whether LeBron James comes to haunt them on Halloween night as he has been doing for the past twelve years.
Date and Time: October 31st, 2018 9:30 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center
TV: FOX (US)
Online Stream: FuboTV (US Desktop & Mobile) – (Subscription required click here to start your free fuboTV trial and watch now, you can cancel at any time. DVR Available.)
The Lakers have averaged 122 points the third highest in NBA currently and 49.3% FG which is the fourth highest. Coach Luke Walton knows that offense is not a problem at all for them and must focus on solving defensive issues. L.A Lakers sit at 23rd in defensive rating and a top ten defensive record seems like a far goal, they have allowed 122.3 PA, and have allowed 47.7% FG. Even more the Lakers have also had issues with fouling. Lakers after such a defensive record have still been involved in close ones with 3 of their losses just decided by a gap of four points. Brandon Ingramm’s return will have an impact on this game as he provided 24 points and three blocks on the first day of his comeback.
Mavericks are coming from a 4 game losing streak but would feel a bit a optimistic following the performance of rookie Luka Doncic who is averaging 20.4 PPG, 6.4 RPG, and 4.0 APG. The last rookie to do a similar thing was Michael Jordan. The Slovenian put away 31 points in his last game against the San Antonio Spurs, with 8 rebounds and 4 assists. His combination with DeanAndre Jordan who has played pretty well in his first season with Dallas would be something to watch out for.