Clippers vs Lakers Fantasy NBA: The Los Angeles Clippers will enter the game after losing to the Denver Nuggets despite a 24 points night by Kawhi Leonard. On the other hand, the Los Angeles Lakers will hit the floor after beating the Kings behind a stupendous 30 points performance by Kyle Kuzma. A lineup related to LAC vs LAL 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 to 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.
Lakers’ season: Lakers were in great form despite losing Anthony Davis in February with an injury and then losing their leading in King LeBron James. Los Angeles has regrouped and Kuzma, Harrell, and Schroeder have given the sense of their depth with amazing output. They recently signed Andre Drummond which is a major move and will provide them with elite rebounding, and scoring in the paint.
Host: Los Angeles Clippers
Visitors: Los Angeles Lakers
Match Timing: 5 April, @ 01:00 AM
Venue: Staples Center
Streaming: WATCH Clippers vs Lakers 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| Los Angeles Lakers
Games: 50 | 49
Wins: 32 | 31
Defeats: 18| 18
Los Angeles Clippers team News:
Status Out: Patrick Beverley, Serge Ibaka, and Jay Scrubb 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, Paul George, Rajon Rondo, Nicolas Batum, Luke Kennard, Terance Mann, Daniel Oturu, Patrick Patterson, Mfiondu Kabengele, Ky Bowman, Amir Coffey, Reggie Jackson.
Los Angeles Lakers team News:
Status out: Anthony Davis, LeBron James, and Jared Dudley are ruled out for the fixture
Status Questionable: Wesley Matthews and Andre Drummond are questionable for the game.
Los Angeles Lakers active roster: Dennis Schroeder, Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Devontae Cacok, Montrezl Harrell, Talen Horton-Tucker, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Alex Caruso, Marc Gasol, Alfonzo McKinnie, Markieff Morris.
Projected Fantasy Points: 47
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 for the last 5 games. Leonard is the favored pick as the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Schroeder will have to assume both primary scorer and playmaker duties with LeBron James out with injury. The guard is also an effective defender who makes it tough to score through his shifty frame. Dennis is averaging 19 PPG, 8 APG, and 2.8 SPG since the last 5 games.
PG-13 has seen improvement in his averages since last season and has looked to generate more wins for his team through his two-way chops. PG-13 has a point to prove this season and he is having a better season than the last one. He forms one of the best duos in the League alongside Kawhi Leonard.
Kuzma has stepped up his game without Anthony Davis in the picture and he has proven to be an effective scorer and rebounder at the PF position. Kyle has also led the Lakers in scoring during some of the games, which means he has justified the heavy contract he signed. He has averaged 19.2 PPG and 8 RPG for the last 5 games.
Montrezl Harrell: PPG: 15.0 RPG: 6.8 TPG: 1.1 PFP: 36
Harrell has been in great form this season and he has been able to produce at an elite rate courtesy of tenacity and skills. He will need to continue his production and some more for a short-handed squad. He is averaging an incredible 17.2, 8.8 RPG, and 1.2 SPG for the last 5 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 RPG and 1.8 BPG for the last 5 games.
Marcus Morris: PPG: 12.6 RPG: 3.8 PFP: 20
Morris is a veteran shooter who supplies high-quality offense to the Clippers at the Forward position. He is averaging 17 PPG for the last 5 games.
Markieff Morris is averaging 11.8 PPG and 7 RPG since the last 5 games.
Terrence Mann: PPG: 6.4 RPG: 3.9 PFP: 26
PG: D Schroeder(PP)
SG: K Leonard(SP), T Mann
SF: L Kennard, P George
PF: P Patterson, M Morris
C: M Harrell