Match Timing: April 04, 2019, @ 08:00 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Staples Center
HOU vs LAC Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Two in-form teams in the Western Conference will be squaring off as Los Angeles Clippers host Houston Rockets in a regular season NBA match at Staples Center, in Downtown Los Angeles, on Thursday morning (IST).
Last season’s beaten Western Conference finalists may have failed to emulate the form of last season, but Rockets look more than capable of going one step close to the ultimate glory this time.
James Harden is the main reason behind Rockets’ challenge this season. No team has managed to keep him quiet on the court this season. There have been games this season, and believe us there have been many, where it seems that Rockets are a one-man army.
But that’s because of the insane numbers Harden has been racking up all season. Even in the last match, he erupted like a volcano, dropping 50 games in the match.
Chris Paul had a good game as well and scored 22 points, while Center Clint Capela scored 24 points and added a game-high 15 rebounds to his efforts.
While the Los Angeles Clippers are flying high in the Western Conference as well. They were expected to struggle when Tobias Harris left the team. But the way the team responded to the loss of a key player and showed the consistency, has been quite remarkable.
Regular Season Record-
Los Angeles Clippers: W-47, L-31
Houston Rockets: W-49, L-28
Players to watch out for:
Los Angeles Clippers:
Lou Williams –He has played 71 times this season and all from the bench. He is averaging just 26.5 minutes on the court, which is the 5th most for Clippers this season. Despite that, Lou Williams leads is the Clippers’ best player in terms of points per game. Tobias Harris may have left the franchise, but William’s consistency has alleviated his absence to some degrees. The 32-year-old is averaging a career-high 20.3 points per game, and scoring at 23.3 in the last 10 matches.
Danilo Gallinari – In the last 10 games, he has racked up 24 points per game. Together with Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell, he is a vital cog on Clippers’ roster. The 30-year-old has been consistently dropping big numbers, averaging a career-high this season. The 30-year-old has scored at 23.5 points per game in the last 10 matches.
James Harden – James Harden is having an insane season, and by no means, this is an exaggeration. Mr Beard is the reigning MVP and looks every bit of a player going to defend his title. He is racking up a season-high 36.1 points per game. He is the only player to average in the 30s this season, averaging 36.5 points per game. The 29-year-old scored 50 points in the last match. Truly incredible.
Clint Capela – Though he has still not managed to touch the consistency level he showed prior to getting injured, but the 24-year-old Center is an indispensable part of the team. He is averaging 16.6 points per game this seaosn, along with a team-high 12.6 rebounds per game.
HOU vs LAC Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Los Angeles Clippers:
Injured – Luc Mbah a Moute won’t be playing for Clippers. He is recovering from a knee injury.
Questionable – None at the moment.
Suspended – None.
Injured – There are no fresh injury concerns for Houston Rockets ahead of this match.
Questionable – However, 33-year-old shooting guard Gerald Green is a doubt and will be evaluated before the match.
Suspended – None.
Prior to their meeting against Clippers, Rockets have an away game against Sacramento Kings.
HOU vs LAC Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):
From the bench (Probables):
HOU vs LAC Dream11 Fantasy Team:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Los Angeles Clippers are 8-2 in the last 10 games heading into their next encounter, while Houston Rockets have been equally impressive.
Clippers are at home in this match where they have won 25 times out of the 38 games, while Rockets are 20-18 on the road this season.
We think Clippers will just about edge this one out.
NOTE: THIS HOU 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.