NBA Playoffs: Lakers Vs Suns Game 6Published June 3, 2021 by Sol FH
The Phoenix Suns are in a great position to take out the defending NBA Champion Lakers tonight at 3:30 GMT.
The Lakers were dealt a major blow when their star Anthony Davis went down to a knee injury in Game 5. The Lakers were up 2-1 but the Suns were able to tie things up in Game 4 and have destroyed the Lakers in Games 5 and 6, wherein the Suns held the Lakers to 10-points in the second quarter while scoring 32, and ending with a 115-85 victory to take a 3-2 lead in the series.
Davis has hinted that he may be able to return for Game 6 but that has not been confirmed. It is obvious that the Lakers want Davis in the lineup for their first elimination game since 2013, but LeBron James and the team don't want to rely on Davis' return to be the reason for their success or failure: “My mindset is that he’s not going to be able to play in Game 6,” James said after the Lakers’ 30-point loss on Thursday. “That’s my mindset, I have to go in with that ... My mindset is as if AD won’t be in the game in Game 6, and if something changes then we’ll go from there, but I’m preparing as if he’s not,” commented LeBron James.
The main issue is that James had this same mindset before Game 5 and LA still lost by 30 points. They claimed to be ready to beat the Suns without Davis in the lineup but when push came to shove, the Sune destroyed them in all four quarters.
The reality is words are just words but if the Lakers are gonna make it out of this series, somehow, they need to play with some desperation in Game 6.
NBA Playoff Odds
Surprisingly enough, at bet365 Sports the Lakers are still the favorites to win at 1.74. Needless to say, this is the time to wager on the underdog Suns at 2.15. There will be live in-play bets throughout the action for those interested.
The odds in this article at the bookmaker mentioned above were accurate at the time of writing, on June 3 at 13:15 GMT.