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 115.0, defensive rating of 85.9, 21.0 free-throw attempts, and 42.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.333 percent clip as a team. Los Angeles Lakers had an offensive rating of 85.9, defensive rating of 115.0, 21.0 free-throw attempts, 35.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.343 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Phoenix Suns finished the game with a record of 100 , 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 0.532 percent, Phoenix Suns had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 4.0 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 Devin Booker and LeBron James based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. Devin Booker for the Phoenix Suns in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs, put up 23.0 and made 13.0 , 0.0 offensive rebounds 7.0 defensive rebounds, 5.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.241. While LeBron James put up 19.0 and made 9.0, 1.0 offensive rebounds, 4.0 defensive rebounds, 7.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.195.