LAC vs MIN Dream11: NBA has produced some of the most exciting basketball battles over the years. In this game, two inter-conference teams in Los Angeles Clippers and Minnesota Timberwolves come face-to-face. Clipper is on a roll right now, winning six in a row after a slow start. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves did win against the Lakers in the last match but seem to be heading for another losing season.
Clippers have a lot of options and incredible team depth. Paul George is the engine of this team in all ways, being their ace scorer. Jackson and Bledsoe have been prolific in the backcourt, Batum has stepped up his game, Zubac is reliable, Kennard and Mann have been huge off the bench and this team is clicking right now on all cylinders. All this without Kawhi. Timberwolves largely rely upon three players, Russell, Towns, and Edwards, bereft of any depth and have faced major struggles this season. Does the win against the Lakers mean something?
Host: Los Angeles Clippers
Visitors: Minnesota Timberwolves
Match Timing: 14 November, @ 09:00 AM
Venue: Staples Center
Defense: Strong and Strike!
Clippers earn their wins on defense mostly, allowing just 103.7 PPG, which is the sixth least points allowed per game average. The team forces the second most number of turnovers with opponents coughing the ball at 16.9 TOPG. The team clogs lanes and allows just 20.8 Assists per game, which is the second-best in this league. The team scores around 106 PPG which gets the job done due to its superb defense.
Lapses on both ends
Timberwolves has issues with the offense, figuring among the bottom ten in regards to PPG at 104.8. The team is bottom-five in terms of shooting, going at a paltry 41.5%. While the team forces around 17 Turnovers per Game but the advantage is squandered when they produce an almost similar average in this regard. Can the Wolves build something upon the Lakers’ win?
LA Clippers| Minnesota Timberwolves
Games: 11| 11
Wins: 07| 04
Defeats: 04| 07
Los Angeles Clippers Team News:
Clippers Expected Starting Five
SF: Paul George PF: Nicolas Batum C: Ivica Zubac
SG: Eric Bledsoe PG: Reggie Jackson
BENCHSerge Ibaka, Jay Scrubb, Luke Kennard, Terance Mann, Moses Wright, Justise Winslow, Keon Johnson, Amir Coffey, Brandon Boston Jr., Isaiah Hartenstein.
Minnesota Timberwolves Teams News:
Timberwolves Expected Starting Five
PF: Jarred Vanderbilt SF: Anthony Edwards C: Karl Anthony Towns
SG: Patrick Beverley PG: D’Angelo Russell
BENCH: Malik Beasley, Josh Okogie, Naz Reid, Jaden McDaniels, Jordan McLaughlin, Taurean Prince, Jaylen Novell, Nathan Knight, Jake Layman.
After a 48 points outing, Anthony cooled down against the Lakers, shooting a paltry 4/11 from the floor. However, the player leads the team in scoring and you can expect 25-30 points regularly from him.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-56
PG-13 continues to shoulder the primary burden for Los Angeles but his teammates have also stepped up recently. He has scored in 20-32 points range in the last five games, which is a norm for him.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-66
Karl Anthony Towns (MIN)
Karl Anthony Towns is coming off a strong game versus the Lakers which comes as little surprise. Towns has managed 20 points or more thrice in the last five games and has bagged 11-12 rebounds in three out of five matches.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-62
Reggie Jackson (LAC)
Jackson has found his groove for Los Angeles Clippers and that is one of the reasons for their current win streak. He has compounded 22.6 PPG, 5.2 APG in last five matches
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-42
Russell has been a prominent scorer in the league for a long time now. He is averaging 23.3 PPG, 7 APG in the last three games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44
PG: R Jackson, P Beverley
SG: L Kennard
SF: P George(SP)
PF: N Batum
C: I Zubac, K Towns(PP), N Reid