Clippers vs Nuggets Fantasy NBA: The Los Angeles Clippers will enter the game after losing to the Orlando Magic despite a 28 points night by Kawhi Leonard. On the other hand, the Denver Nuggets will hit the floor after beating the 76ers behind a stupendous 27 points and 12 rebounds outing by Michael Porter Jr. A lineup related to LAC vs DEN Dream11 Team Prediction will be provided at the end of the article.
Clippers’ season: The Clippers are having an outstanding season but their true test will come during the Playoffs. The duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George has a lot of prove and they are expected to at least reach the NBA Finals this season. Clippers do have the defense and offensive output to compete but it remains to be seen whether they can outlast squads like Lakers or Jazz. They were on a 6 game win streak before losing to the Magic.
Nuggets’ season: Denver began the season on a slow note but has managed to muster some wins since February courtesy of some elite play by Nikola Jokic, Michael Porter, and Jamal Murray. They are in great shape as Michael has hit strides for a couple of months and the roster has come along well recently. They are lodged at the 5th spot in the NBA Standings for the Western Conference.
Host: Los Angeles Clippers
Visitors: Denver Nuggets
Match Timing: 2 April, @ 07:30
Venue: Staples Center
Streaming: WATCH Clippers vs Nuggets NBA Live on Sony channels including Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN in India, and SonyLiv App
NBA Projections and Analysis:
Los Angeles Clippers| Denver Nuggets
Games: 49 | 47
Wins: 32 | 29
Defeats: 17| 18
Los Angeles Clippers team News:
Status Out: Patrick Beverley, Serge Ibaka, Jay Scrubb. Rajon Rondo and Paul Geroge will not play in the game.
Status Questionable: Marcus Morris Sr. is questionable for the fixture.
Los Angeles Clippers active Roster: Ivica Zubac, Kawhi Leonard, Nicolas Batum, Luke Kennard, Terance Mann, Daniel Oturu, Patrick Patterson, Mfiondu Kabengele, Ky Bowman, Amir Coffey, Reggie Jackson.
Denver Nuggets team News:
Status Out: Monte Morris will not play in the game.
Status Questionable: Greg Whittington is questionable for the fixture
Denver Nuggets active roster: Will Barton, Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokic, Facundo Campazzo, Vlatko Cancar, R.J. Hampton, Isaiah Hartenstein, Markus Howard, JaMychal Green, Gary Clarke, Zeke Nnaji, Michael Porter Jr., JaMychal Green, Bol Bol.
PFP(Projected Fantasy Points): 59
Jokic has had a record-breaking season and he is the engine that keeps the Nuggets ticking. His all-around offensive abilities allow him to be one of the most potent weapons and he is surely having an MVP-like campaign. Jokic is an excellent pick-up as the Super Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Leonard has been in superb form this season, and the multiple times NBA Finals MVP looks like he is on a mission. He has helped the Clippers secure their current ranking and continues to be perhaps the most intimidating offensive and defensive player, a rare combination in itself. He is averaging a stunning 2.6 SPG this month.
Michael Porter Jr.:
Porter’s career has been dampened by injuries but he has shown huge promises as a young player. He still has a lot of time left since he is only 22 and barring injuries, he can become an elite SF. He has been in red hot form this month, averaging 20.3 PPG and 9.1 RPG.
Jamal has shown huge improvements on the offensive side of the floor and has also improved defensively. Murray has seen his scoring down in comparison to February, but he has averaged 6 APG in the last 5 games, rotating the ball more for his team’s constant ball rotation-based offense. He has also crossed the 20 points mark in 7 of the last 8 games.
Ivica Zubac: PPG: 8.7 RPG: 7.3 PFP: 28
Zubac has stepped up his game with Ibaka out and he has given top-notch rebounding and shot-blocking this month. He is averaging 10.2 PPG, 10.8 RPG, and 1.6 BPG for the last 5 games.
Will Barton: PPG: 12.3 RPG: 4.2 APG: 3.1 TPG: 1.7 PFP: 26
Barton is a wiry two-way player who has given a lot of substance to his squad. He has been impressive since March began, averaging 14.4 PPG and 4.9 RPG.
Terrence Mann: PPG: 6.1 RPG: 3.8 PFP: 26
The young guard has received more minutes in absence of Patrick Beverley and after Lou Williams was traded. He has made most of the minutes, averaging 12.6 PPG and 7.0 RPG for the last 5 games.
JaMychal Green: PPG: 8.6 RPG: 5.4 PFP: 17
Nicolas Batum: PPG: 8.5 RPG: 4.9 SPG: 1.1 PFP: 22
Reggie Jackson: PPG: 9.5 APG: 3.0 TPG: 1.1 PFP: 24
PG: R Jackson, T Mann
SG: K Leonard(PP)
SF: W Barton
PF: M Porter Jr., A Gordon
C: I Zubac, N Jokic(SP)