The 2021 West 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs featured Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers 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 Phoenix Suns had an offensive rating of 106.5, defensive rating of 97.8, 12.0 free-throw attempts, and 28.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.321 percent clip as a team. Los Angeles Lakers had an offensive rating of 97.8, defensive rating of 106.5, 28.0 free-throw attempts, 26.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.269 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Phoenix Suns finished the game with a record of 93 , and Los Angeles Lakers recorded Phoenix Suns possessions throughout the course of the basketball game. Evaluating Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers’s based on the advanced stats, Phoenix Suns had a better score in the effective shooting percentage category with 0.517 percent, Los Angeles Lakers had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 15.2 vs 17.2 .
The most impactful players on each team in the Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers matchup of the 2021 West 1st Round NBA Playoffs were Deandre Ayton and LeBron James based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. Deandre Ayton for the Phoenix Suns in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs, put up 11.0 and made 10.0 , 8.0 offensive rebounds 8.0 defensive rebounds, 0.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.225. While LeBron James put up 13.0 and made 6.0, 1.0 offensive rebounds, 6.0 defensive rebounds, 10.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.183.