Match Timing: March 16, 2019, @ 08:00 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Staples Center
CHI vs LAC Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Los Angeles Clippers will be looking to return back to winning ways when they host Chicago Bulls in a regular season NBA match at Staples Center, in Orlando, Florida, on Friday morning (IST).
The match was there for the taking as only one point separated Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers after the end of the 3rd quarter.
But CJ McCollum had other ideas. He struggled throughout the night but saved his best for the fourth quarter. The 27-year-old exploded for 23 of his 35 points in the last quarter and cooled off Clippers’ charge.
McCollum converted 12 of his last 14 shots from the field and finished with a game-high 35 points, while his more esteemed partner Damian Lillard dropped 20 points and also added a game-high 12 assists to his efforts to end Clippers’ five-game winning streak.
Clippers remain strong in the Western Conference and have a 39-30 record heading into their next encounter.
Chicago Bulls, meanwhile, suffered their 50th loss of the season as they went down 107-123 against Los Angeles Lakers in the last match.
Regular Season Record-
Los Angeles Clippers: W-39, L-30
Chicago Bulls: W-19, L-50
Players to watch out for:
Los Angeles Clippers:
Lou Williams – Looks a completely different player ever since Tobias Harris left the team. He features from the bench but is the team’s highest scorer. The 32-year-old is in a very good form as he has scored 25.2 points per game in the last 10 matches. Thanks to his good form, his season average now stands at 20.2 per game.
Montrezl Harrell – He can do almost everything on the court. Not only he can score points at a good arte, but his defensive contribution is at par with most of the players. The 25-year-old is racking up 18.3 points per game in the last 10 matches.
Zach LaVine –The talented point guard deserves to win more Basketball games for the efforts he is making for Chicago Bulls this season. The 23-year-old is scoring at an incredible average of 23.4 points per game. Considering he is just 24, he can improve even further. In the last matches, the former Minnesota Timberwolves guard has scored at 26 points per game.
Otto Porter Jr. – Another gem of a player in Bulls’ roster is Otto Porter Jr. He scored 19 points against Los Angeles Lakers in the last match. Chicago acquired him during the mid-season transfer window from Washington Wizards. His signing shows Bulls’ intentions for the next season. The 25-year-old is averaging 15.83 points per game this season.
CHI vs LAC Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Los Angeles Clippers:
Injured – No player has been listed as out at this point.
Questionable – Luc Mba a Moute is still a doubt due to the knee injury. He will be evaluated before the match.
Danilo Gallinari was held back from featuring against Portland Trail Blazers due to a minor ankle sprain he suffered in the game against Boston Celtics.
Suspended – None.
Injured – Wendell Carter Jr. (finger injury), Chandler Hutchison (toe injury) and Denzel Valentine (ankle injury) have all been ruled out of this match.
Questionable – Bulls could be without two more players. Superstar Zach LaVine missed the game against Los Angeles Lakers due to a knee injury but he went through a full practice session on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Otto Porter Jr. is suffering from a knee bruise and missed the practice session. He will be evaluated before the match.
Suspended – None.
CHI vs LAC Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):
From the bench (Probables):
CHI vs LAC Dream11 Fantasy Team:
Please note: Zach LaVine is a doubt for this match.
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Los Angeles Lakers have picked up their form in the last month or so, winning more games than defeats. Their home record is decent with 20 wins out of 33 matches. Chicago Bulls have won just 11 games on the road, and that’s why we are backing a win for the Clippers in this match.
NOTE: THIS CHI vs LAC Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.