Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers star in one of the most exciting first rounds of these NBA playoffs, in this case from the Western Conference. The current champions, who have passed a regular phase, come from problems in the key of injuries and positive for coronavirus that led them to Play-In, where they beat Golden state warriors in a spectacular 103-100 duel and now they will face Phoenix suns, with the second best record in the Western Conference.
With the return of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, as well as a Dennis Schröder what has he left behind coronavirus, the gold and purple have taken flight to enter these playoffs as seventh classified with a record of 42 wins by 30 losses in the regular season. In addition, they arrive reinforced with the triumph in the Staples Center against Golden State Warriors in the Play-In 103-100, in a spectacular duel in the last quarter between Lebron James and Stephen Curry.
James made a spectacular triple-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, while Curry led those of San Francisco with 37 points. Marc Gasol He did not have minutes in this duel but he will surely have them in the rotation of Frank Vogel.
This duel before Phoenix suns seems spectacular, since with the arrival of Chris paul have made a clear leap in quality. In the regular phase they have shown themselves as the second best team in the Western Conference with a record of 51 wins by 21 losses, one of the two teams to have exceeded 50 wins, along with Utah Jazz, leaders of the regular phase in the West with the best record, 52 games won by 20 lost.
In addition to Chris paul, Young DeAndre Ayton and Devin Booker provide great potential to the team Suns, who return to a playoffs and as candidates to lift the ring, something that had not happened since the time of Mike dantoni on the bench, with Steve Nash and Amare Stoudamire.
Therefore, it seems an exciting tie and marked by equality, where Phoenix suns it will have the field factor in favor of the best of seven games, although being without an audience this fact loses strength. The Lakers achieved the ring brilliantly last season by lifting the title against Miami Heat in the final 4-2, which was played in the orlando bubble, as a preventive measure by coronavirus pandemic.
Schedule of the games of the series between Phoenix Suns – Los Angeles Lakers
Match 1, Sunday, May 23, at 9:30 p.m. (Movistar Deportes, dial 53)
Match 2, early morning from Tuesday 25 to Wednesday 26 May, at 4:00 a.m.
Match 3, early morning from Thursday 27 to Friday 28 May, at 4:00 a.m.
Match 4, Sunday, May 30, at 9:30 p.m. (Movistar Deportes, 53)
Match 5, if necessary
Where to watch the games of the series between Phoenix Suns – Los Angeles Lakers?
The games of the series can be seen through the dials Movistar Sports (53) and GO (8), platform Movistar Plus, although in this first round not all matches will be seen in Spain. You can follow all the information about the NBA series and playoffs by Sports World website.