LAC vs BOS Dream11: Two teams going for the ultimate glory this season will come face to face as the Los Angeles Clippers host Eastern Conference leaders Boston Celtics in a clash between two high-profile teams at Staples Center.
Los Angeles Clippers are 9-5 in the season and will come into this game on a two-game winning run. The Clippers beat Oklahoma City Thunder 90-88 in the last game. Montrezl Harrell dropped a game-high 28 points in the last game, while Paul George could muster only 18 points in 29 minutes. The Clippers are 4th in the Western Conference are 3 games behind leaders Los Angeles Lakers.
Boston Celtics suffered their first defeat since the opening day when they went down 100-99 at Sacramento Kings. But the Cs bounced immediately with a dominating 85-99 win at Phoenix Suns in the last match. The Greens lead the East with an 11-2 record.
They played a total of 130 games in the NBA regular season so far with Boston Celtics edging the Los Angeles Clippers with 88 wins against 42 defeats. But the Clippers can take the heart from the fact that they have turned the tide in their favors in the last few games as they come into the latest encounter having won the last three against the Celtics.
Host: Los Angeles Clippers
Visitors: Boston Celtics
Match Timing: November 21, @08:30 AM
Venue: Staples Center
Jayson Tatum: The 21-year-old is having a very good season as he averages a career-high 20.2 points per game this season. He is also leading the team in rebounds per game (7.5) and steal per game (1.5) this season.
Kemba Walker: Boston Celtics are flying at the moment and much is down to Kemba Walker's phenomenal from. The former Charlotte Hornets superstar is averaging a team-high 23.4 points per game this season. He is averaging 20.4 points per game on the road.
Kawhi Leonard: Kawhi is the best player in the NBA at the moment if you consider what he brings to the team's cause, with his two-way approach being a headache for any team coming up against him. The reigning NBA MVP is averaging 26.8 points per game this season.
Paul George: Dropped an insane 33 points in just 24 minutes in his introductory game. He is just incredible, an All-Star and what Doc Rivers said after his first game in a Clippers shirt, the best offensive player in the NBA at the moment.
Jaylen Brown: He must be in your team. He is priced a bit lower but guarantees a good return.
Los Angeles Clippers team news: The Clippers will evaluate Kawhi Leonard after he was upgraded to questionable before the game. The former Toronto Raptors superstars and the reigning NBA finals MVP sat out the last two games due to a knee injury. Landry Shamet, meanwhile, remains a long-term injury absentee with a calf injury.
Clippers expected squad for this game: Patrick Beverley, JaMychal Green, Maurice Harkless, Montrezl Harrell, Mfiondu Kabengele, Kawhi Leonard, Terance Mann, Rodney McGruder, Johnathan Motley, Patrick Patterson, Jerome Robinson, Derrick Walton, Lou Williams, Ivica Zubac
Boston Celtics Team news: The Greens will be missing the services of their superstar guard Gordon Hayward. The former Utah Jazz star is nursing a hand injury and is expected to return next month. No other reported injury problems for the visitors from the last game.
Celtics' squad for this match: Gordan Hayward, Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum, Daniel Theis, Enes Kanter, Jaylen Brown, Carsen Edwards, Javonte Green, Grant Williams, Robert Williams, Yante Maten, Semi Ojeleye, Brad Wanamaker
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Los Angeles Clippers:
PF: Paul George
SF: Maurice Harkless (Kawhi Leonard – if fit)
C: Ivica Zubac
PG: Patrick Beverley
SG: Maurice Harkless / Terance Mann
PF: Jaylen Brown
SF: Jayson Tatum
C: Daniel Theis
PG: Marcus Smart
SG: Kemba Walker
Los Angeles Clippers: Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell, JaMaychal Green, Rodney McGruder, Jerome Robinson, Patrick Patterson
Boston Celtics: Brad Wanamaker, Semi Ojeleye, Grant Williams, Robert Williams, Carsen Edwards, Enes Kanter
It's a mouthwatering clash between two teams aiming for the ultimate things. The result could be decided by Kawhi Leonard's presence on the court. Still, you have to give the Clippers some edge in this game considering they have an 8-1 record at Staples Center this season.