Match Timing: April 01, 2019, @ 08:00 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Staples Center
LAC vs MEM Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
It’s a battle between the two Western Conference teams as the in-form Los Angeles Clippers host an inconsistent Memphis Grizzlies in a regular season NBA match at Staples Center, in Downtown Los Angeles, on Monday morning (IST).
It’s been a good season for the Los Angeles Clippers. For they are back in the post-season after missing out last season. In the Western Conference table, they currently sit at 6th with a record of 46-31.
Even after Tobias Harris left the franchise for Philadelphia 76ers, the Clippers continues to impress with their consistent performances. A handful of players have stepped up since then, with the likes of Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell leading the charge.
If the Clippers manage to hold onto their 6th place in the West, they will be meeting Houston Rockets in the first round of playoffs. No doubt, Rockets boast a better record than them, but Doc Rivers’ men have the reason to believe that they can get the better of James Harden and CO.
The reason being, Clippers’ head to head record against Rockets this season which stands at 2-0 in favor of Doc Rivers’ team.
While Memphis Grizzlies won’t be in the playoffs after another underwhelming season. However, they have certainly improved from last season, improving their season record from 22-60 to 31-45 this season.
Regular Season Record-
Los Angeles Clippers: W-46, L-31
Memphis Grizzlies: W-31, L-45
Players to watch out for:
Los Angeles Clippers:
Lou Williams – Played for 23 minutes against Cavaliers, and scored a crucial 18 points. Ever since Tobias Harris left the team, Lou Williams has upped his game by few notches. The 32-year-old is averaging a career-high 20.9 points per game, and scoring at 23.3 in the last 10 matches.
Danilo Gallinari – He is a doubt for this match but expects Clippers to be a different beast if he plays. For he 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.
Mike Conley – The 2013 NBA All-Defensive Second Team has had a good season so far. He is averaging a career-high 21.1 points per game this season. Not only that, he has been more than impressive in the last few weeks, scoring points at an average of 27 per game. While, in the last match, he scored 33 points against Phoenix Suns.
Jonas Valanciunas – Grizzlies landed him during the mid-season transfer, and boy he has brought some talent to the roster. The former Toronto Raptors Center is a giant presence on the court with his 7-ft stature. He is in good form as well and has scored four straight double-doubles coming into this match.
LAC vs MEM Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Los Angeles Clippers:
Injured – Luc Mbah a Moute underwent surgery on his left knee and will be sidelined for eight weeks.
Questionable – Danilo Gallinari is suffering from an ankle injury, while Patrick Beverley is a doubt due to the hip injury.
Suspended – None.
Injured – Memphis are hit hard by injuries. They have been playing with a depleted squad for some time now. For this game, as many as six players are definitely out. Avery Bradley (shin), Kyle Anderson (shoulder injury), Devin Brooks (toe injury), C.J. Miles (foot injury), Jaren Jackson Jr. (thigh injury) and Joakim Noah (knee injury) have all been ruled out with their respective injuries.
Questionable – According to reports, Jonas Valanciunas is suffering from a stomach injury. The former Toronto Raptors star will be assessed before the match.
Suspended – None
LAC vs MEM Dream11 Teams (Probables):
From the bench:
LAC vs MEM Dream11 Fantasy Team:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Los Angeles Clippers are 24-13 in home games, while Memphis Grizzlies have won just 11 times in the 37 away games heading into this match.
Clippers are too good a team at this moment for Grizzlies and we back a home win here.
NOTE: THIS LAC vs MEM 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.