LeBron Jamesand the Los Angeles Lakers will be hostingJa Morantand the Memphis Grizzlies tonight in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. As NBA fans might already be aware, the Lakers have been playing very well and are one win away from eliminating the Grizzlies.
They weren t able to do so heading into Game 5 while holding a 3-1 lead over Memphis. Impressive performances from Ja Morant and Desmond Bane led to a win and kept the Grizzlies postseason aspirations alive.
As both these teams get ready to play Game 6, let us take a look at the injury reports and expected rosters for this game. Fans can also take a look at the expert predictions for this game.
LeBron James is listed as probable for Game 6 of Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies
Despite the fact that the Lakers have the Grizzlies backs against the wall, not having LeBron at full strength will certainly hurt their chances of winning this series.The Kinghas arguably been one of the best players on the court in this series and is a huge reason why the Lakers are in this position.
According to theinjury reports, James foot is the reason he is listed as probable. Despite not being at complete strength, we still expect him to play in this important close-out game for his team at home. Now let us take a look at the injury reports and expected rosters to find out more about the other players.
Los Angeles Lakers injury report
- LeBron James (probable)
- Dennis Schroder (probable)
- Anthony Davis (probable)
Los Angeles Lakers expected roster
- D Angelo Russell
- Austin Reaves
- Rui Hachimura
- LeBron James
- Anthony Davis
Memphis Grizzlies injury report
- Brandon Clarke (out)
- Steven Adams (out)
- Jake LaRavia (out)
- Luke Kennard (questionable)
Memphis Grizzlies expected roster
- Ja Morant
- Desmond Bane
- Dillon Brooks
- Xavier Tillman
- Jaren Jackson Jr
Despite the injuries on both sides, most if not all of the major players from both sides are expected to play in this game. Now, let us find out the expert predicitions for this game.
The Lakers are favored over the Grizzlies in Game 6
We didn t really see a very impressive performance fromKing Jamesin Game 5. Hence it wasn t a big surprise that the Grizzlies were able to defend home court and extend this series. However, Memphis is yet to win against the Lakers when in Los Angeles. There has also been an ample amount of trash talking between both sides and the crowd will be backing the Lakers tonight.
Therefore, we expect them to win and end this series. Be that as it may, it is still very possible for Ja Morant and his squad to put up a sensational performance and force a Game 7. This will be an exciting game that fans should not miss.