The 2021 West 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs featured Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns head-to-head, and both teams battled 6 times. Out of the 6 game series of the 1st Round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs, Phoenix Suns outdueled Los Angeles Lakers , coming ontop of the series and winning 4 playoff games as opposed to Los Angeles Lakers ’s 2 playoff games victories.
As we examine the head-to-head stats between both teams, we can see that Los Angeles Lakers had an offensive rating of 94.8, defensive rating of 102.0, 21.0 free-throw attempts, and 40.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.325 percent clip as a team. Phoenix Suns had an offensive rating of 102.0, defensive rating of 94.8, 21.0 free-throw attempts, 35.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.286 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Los Angeles Lakers finished the game with a record of 97 , and Phoenix Suns recorded Los Angeles Lakers possessions throughout the course of the basketball game. Evaluating Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns’s based on the advanced stats,Phoenix Suns had a better score in the effective shooting percentage category with 0.494 percent, Phoenix Suns had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 10.2 vs 16.5 .
The most impactful players on each team in the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns matchup of the 2021 West 1st Round NBA Playoffs were LeBron James and Chris Paul based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. LeBron James for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs, put up 21.0 and made 10.0 , 2.0 offensive rebounds 10.0 defensive rebounds, 6.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.167. While Chris Paul put up 15.0 and made 7.0, 1.0 offensive rebounds, 2.0 defensive rebounds, 9.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.197.