LAC vs DET Dream11: Los Angeles Clippers kick-start their four-game home stretch with the game against the Detroit Pistons at Staples Centre on Friday morning. The Clippers are 6-4 in the last 10 matches, arguably their worst return in a 10-game stretch this season.
Doc Rivers' men are 3rd in the Western Conference power ranking, three games behind table-topper Los Angeles Lakers and only a game behind 2nd place Denver Nuggets. Backing the Clippers looks a good bet here, because the Clippers boasts one of the best return in home games this season, winning 14 times in 17 games at the Staples.
Detroit Pistons have certainly taken a dip down this season as they continue to spend the life outside the playoff positions. As things stand, they are 11th in the Eastern Conference with a 12-22 return on the season. They arrive in this game with a two-game losing run, and three games adrift of the playoff positions.
Fantasy Basketball – Head-to-head:
Total Games: 117
Los Angeles Clippers: 45
Detroit Pistons: 72
Los Angeles Clippers will play host to Detroit Pistons at Staples Center in the NBA. The match will start at 09:00 AM (IST), January 03, Friday morning.
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Kawhi Leonard: The reigning NBA finals MVP is perhaps one of the best players on current form.
Points Per Game: 25.6
Rebounds Per Game: 7.6
Assists Per Game: 5.2
Steals Per Game: 1.8
Blocks Per Game: 0.5
Paul George: The former Indiana Pacers superstar is more than capable of winning the game on his own.
Points Per Game: 23.6
Rebounds Per Game: 6.2
Assists Per Game: 3.8
Steals Per Game: 1.5
Blocks Per Game: 0.5
Andre Drummond: One of the best defensive players in the NBA.
Points Per Game: 17.9
Rebounds Per Game: 15.9
Assists Per Game: 2.8
Steals Per Game: 2.0
Blocks Per Game: 1.8
Derrick Rose: The 2011 NBA MVP can be a game-changer on any given day.
Points Per Game: 16.8
Rebounds Per Game: 2.1
Assists Per Game: 5.9
Steals Per Game: 0.9
Blocks Per Game: 0.4
Los Angeles Clippers team news:
Status out: Patrick Beverley (wrist injury) and Lou Williams (personal reasons) both will miss the game against the Pistons.
Status Questionable: None.
Expected Los Angeles Clippers squad to face Pistons: Kawhi Leonard, Ivica Zubac, Montrezl Harrell, Maurice Harkless, Paul George, Landry Shamet, Terance Mann, Patrick Patterson, Jerome Robinson
Detroit Pistons team news:
Status out: Reggie Jackson (lower back injury), Luke Kennard (knee injury), Markief Morris (foot injury) and Khyri Thomas (foot injury) have been ruled out of this game.
Status Questionable: Blake Griffin (knee injury) will be monitored before the game.
Detroit Pistons' expected squad to face the Clippers: Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond, Thon Maker, Langston Galloway, Tony Snell, Bruce Brown, Derrick Rose, Markieff Morris, Tim Frazier, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, Christian Wood
Los Angeles Clippers:
PF: Kawhi Leonard
SF: Maurice Harkless
C: Ivica Zubac
PG: Paul George
SG: Landry Shamet
PF: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
SF: Tony Snell
C: Andre Drummond
PG: Bruce Brown Jr.
SG: Tim Frazier
Los Angeles Clippers: JaMychal Green, Montrezl Harrell, Derrick Walton Jr., Rodney McGruder, Jerome Robinson, Amir Coffey, Johnathan Motley
Detroit Pistons: Christian Wood, Derrick Rose, Langston Galloway, Thon Maker, Sekou Doumbouya, Louis King
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