Cleveland Cavaliers (41-30) welcome Los Angeles Lakers (30-41) at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 4:30 AM (IST) in the regular 2021/22 NBA Season. Here, you can find everything you want to know about Cleveland Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Lakers, such as the match details, recent form, player to watch out for, match prediction and much more.
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Lakers: Match Details
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Time: 4:30 AM IST OR 7:00 PM ET (March 21)
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland
Cleveland Cavaliers have been in decent form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won thrice, losing two times (LWLWW). They are 5-5 in their last 10 games.
Los Angeles Lakers have been in terrible form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won just once, losing four times (LLLWL). They are 3-7 in their last 10 games.
The Cavaliers currently sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference. While the Lakers are positioned in ninth place in the Western Conference.
Their last meeting took place on October 29, 2021 and it ended in a 113-101 win for the Lakers in Los Angeles. This will be their second meeting in the 2021-2022 NBA season.
Player to Watch
Cleveland Cavaliers– Darius Garland
Darius Garland is averaging 21.3 Points (most), 8.4 Assists (most) and 1.2 Steals (second-most) for Cleveland this season.
In their last game, Garland had 24 points and 12 assists to beat the Detroit Pistons 113-109.
However, he also has the most Turnovers per game (3.9) for the Cavaliers, which makes him a player to watch out for.
Los Angeles Lakers– LeBron James
LeBron James has the third-highest Points per game (29.7) this NBA season.
LeBron is also averaging 8.1 Rebounds (second-most), 6.2 Assists (second-most), 1.1 Blocks (second-most) and 1.4 Steals (second-most) for the Lakers this term.
In their last game against Washington, LeBron had 38 points and 10 rebounds to pass Karl Malone for second place on the all-time regular season scoring list.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Lakers: Key Points
- Cleveland are 23-12 at home, while the Lakers are 10-24 away.
- Los Angeles has won 6 of the last 7 games between the two, including each of the last four.
- In their most recent head-to-head, LeBron James scored game leading 26 Points while Darius Garland provided game leading 11 Assists.
- The Cavaliers’ star player Jarrett Allen is OUT of this match.
- In their previous game, the Lakers were outscored 34-20 by the Wizards in the final period, completing a comeback from a 16-point deficit to grab the win.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Lakers: Match Predictions
Los Angeles Lakers are underdogs for this game. Oddsmakers are favoring Cleveland Cavaliers, especially because of their good home record and poor away record of Los Angeles.
Predicted Winner: Cleveland Cavaliers
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