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, Los Angeles Lakers outdueled Phoenix Suns , coming ontop of the series and winning 4 playoff games as opposed to Phoenix Suns ’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 112.1, defensive rating of 118.5, 30.0 free-throw attempts, and 26.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.308 percent clip as a team. Los Angeles Lakers had an offensive rating of 118.5, defensive rating of 112.1, 31.0 free-throw attempts, 33.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.303 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Phoenix Suns finished the game with a record of 91 , 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 0.521 percent, Los Angeles Lakers had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 9.8 vs 14.3 .
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 Anthony Davis based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. Deandre Ayton for the Phoenix Suns in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs, put up 13.0 and made 11.0 , 2.0 offensive rebounds 8.0 defensive rebounds, 1.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.154. While Anthony Davis put up 15.0 and made 7.0, 1.0 offensive rebounds, 9.0 defensive rebounds, 7.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.246.