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 111.1, defensive rating of 125.6, 16.0 free-throw attempts, and 35.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.286 percent clip as a team. Phoenix Suns had an offensive rating of 125.6, defensive rating of 111.1, 22.0 free-throw attempts, 35.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.514 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Los Angeles Lakers finished the game with a record of 90 , 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 0.63 percent, Los Angeles Lakers had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 7.8 vs 15.6.
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 Devin Booker 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 26.0 and made 11.0 , 2.0 offensive rebounds 7.0 defensive rebounds, 7.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.16. While Devin Booker put up 22.0 and made 15.0, 0.0 offensive rebounds, 11.0 defensive rebounds, 3.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.271.