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DEN vs LAC Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Denver Nuggets vs LA Clippers

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DEN vs LAC Dream11: Hello NBA fans! Thanks again for tuning in! Let me ask you, how has the fantasy scenario been treating you, you click on some obvious choices but in the NBA, you can never be sure who puts on a fierce rally as we are talking about professional athletes after all. There are a lot of dynamics that shape the way these battles are played so yes, an article of this nature can only tap into some aspects. Let us jump into the match-up between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Clippers

Nuggets have done a great job under the leadership of Nikola Jokic but there is a certain lack of depth without Porter Jr. and Murray and that is why the team is in a tight race for the sixth spot at the time versus the Timberwolves.

Meanwhile, the Clippers have lost their way recently which is understandable since they are playing without their two superstars. Their season hasn’t been terrible as they have still withstood various flurries and the veteran unit has done a decent job overall.

Host: Denver Nuggets
Visitors: LA Clippers
Match Timing: 23 March, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Ball Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Match-ups

The toughest match-up when going against the Nuggets is surely containing Nikola Jokic and Ivica Zubac will have to be at his best to neutralize the advantage. The other match-ups are more well-rounded. At the guard position, Reggie Jackson can extract advantage over Monte Morris while Terance Mann and Luke Kennard will be up against Bones Hyland and Austin Rivers, another match-up where they can also make some hay. The wing Forward match-up is evenly placed and Gordon and Barton for Nuggets will have to tackle Batum, Morris, and Covington, defensively, Covington gives an added advantage to the Clippers.

On the other hand, the bench unit for the Clippers has done a decent job and they have certainly more versatility but Bones Hyland has done a decent job off the bench too. In the frontline, DeMarcus Cousins and JaMychal Green will go up against Isaiah Hartenstein and Covington, another evenly placed match-up, overall, the match-ups are intriguing and for the Clippers, neutralizing Jokic will be essential.

Denver Nuggets (6th in West) | LA Clippers (8th in West)
Games: 72 | 73
Wins: 42 | 36
Defeats: 30 | 37

Denver Nuggets vs LA Clippers NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Denver Nuggets Team News

  • JaMychal Green is PROBABLE for the game
  • Jamal Murray is OUT and he is practicing with the Nuggets’ G-League squad.
  • Michael Porter Jr. is OUT but he is highly likely to return in a few days.
  • Vlatko Cancar continues to be OUT and his time to return is indefinite
  • Zeke Nnaji is OUT for the game

Nuggets Expected Starting Five
Wings: PF: Jeff Green | SF: Will Barton
Middle: C PF: Aaron Gordon| C: Nikola Jokic
Guard: PG: Monte Morris

BENCH: Bones Hyland, JaMychal Green, Bryn Forbes, Austin Rivers, Davon Reed, Marcus Howard, Facundo Campazzo, Zeke Nnaji.

Los Angeles Clippers Team News

  • Kawhi Leonard is OUT and his time to make a return is not clear.
  • Paul George is OUT and even his timetable to come back is fuzzy
  • Jay Scrubb is OUT for the game and he may not return this season.
  • Norman Powell is also going to be OUT indefinitely
  • Jason Preston is OUT and he may be done for the season.

Clippers Expected Starting Five
Big Forward: PF: Nicolas Batum
Wing SF: Marcus Morris Sr.
Middle: C: Ivica Zubac
Guards: SG: Amir Coffey | PG: Reggie Jackson

BENCH: Terance Mann, Reggie Covington, Luke Kennard, Isaiah Hartenstein, Jay Scrubb, Moses Wright, Brandon Boston Jr.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Nikola Jokic(DEN)
Points: 23
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 04
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01

Center Nikola keeps on stacking up big-time stats and he has been doing a great job as the scorer, playmaker, rebounder, and leader. The Center has mostly been in 26-33 points, 10-14 rebounds, and 6-10 assists range. He can be selected as a Star Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 50-72

Reggie Jackson(LAC)
Points: 07
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
Steals: 01
Reggie has been the primary ballhandler for the Clippers and has done a great job as both a scorer and playmaker. Jackson has mostly been in 15-23 points and 5-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-38

Aaron Gordon(DEN)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 00
PF Aaron forms a strong pairing alongside Nikola and has supplied decent scoring and rebounding throughout the season. He has mostly been in 12-16 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-30

Ivica Zubac(LAC)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01

Center Ivica has been getting it done in the middle and has given some awesome scoring and rebounding games recently. He has mostly been in 9-14 points and 7-12 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-30

Will Barton(DEN)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 02
Will is not shooting well these days but he is a vital all-around presence and is an important part of the Nuggets’ setup. Will has mostly been in 10-15 points and 4-5 rebounds these days
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-24

Terance Mann(LAC)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 06
Steals: 01
Guard Terance brings a lot of substance to the floor and has been more consistent scoring-wise in the second half of the season compared to the first half. The Guard has mostly been in 10-18 points, 4-8 rebounds, 4-6 assists, and 1 steal range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34

DEN vs LAC DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

    • Marcus Morris(LAC) had 5 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Wing Morris has done well as a perimeter isolation scorer, mostly being in the 14-19 points range.
    • Monte Morris(DEN) had 7 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Like Barton, Morris is also in a cold shooting spell which has hurt the Nuggets’ chances these days. He has mostly been in 11-16 points and 4-6 assists range.
    • Robert Covington(LAC) had 18 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, 2 blocks in the last game. Forward Covington has done well as a defensive presence ever since being acquired by the team. He has mostly been in 7-12 points, 4-8 rebounds, and 2-3 blocks/steals range.
    • Bones Hyland(DEN) had 11 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds in the last game. Rookie guard Bones has elevated his game and has mostly been in 10-17 points and 4-6 assists range these days.
    • Jeff Green(DEN) had 6 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Wing Jeff has been gifting Nuggets fans with some athletic highlights, mostly being in 6-11 points range.
    • DeMarcus Cousins(DEN) had 12 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. As a backup big Cousins has gotten it done, mostly being in 8-12 points and 4-8 rebounds range.
    • Isaiah Hartenstein(LAC) had 4 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 blocks, 2 steals in the last game. Center Isaiah has done well in backup role and he has mostly been in 4-10 points and 5-9 rebounds range.
    • Luke Kennard(LAC) had 13 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Guard Luke has done well as a sharpshooter, mostly being in 13-16 points and 2-4 rebounds range.
    • JaMychal Green(DEN) had 6 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Green gives decent minutes off the bench, mostly being in the 6-8 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
    • Austin Rivers(DEN) had 8 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Guard Austin has mostly been in the 4-8 points range.
    • Amir Coffey(LAC) had 2 points, 3 rebounds in the last game. Amir has mostly been in the 8-11 points range.
    • Nicolas Batum(LAC) had 2 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Batum has mostly been in the 4-8 points range.

    DEN vs LAC Dream11

    PG: R Jackson(PP)
    SG: N Bones Hyland
    SF: R Covington, T Mann
    PF: M Morris, J Green
    C:    N Jokic(SP), I Zubac

    Where to watch NBA Live Score?

    Isn’t it fun to see Nikola Jokic putting a shown on the offensive end while the veteran unit of Clippers puts up a more than decent fight? In not the most encouraging piece of news for an Indian NBA fan, this match can’t be seen on streaming services JIO TV and Voot. So I will hum the same tune, that to watch the game or getting a bunch of other matches is accessing the NBA League Pass. Go to the Pass and buy the annual subscription, which gives you access to all live games, and, you can also watch the full game replay if you can’t catch the live stream. To know the scores, stats, and news, go to the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

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