LAC vs PHI Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Los Angeles Clippers vs Philadelphia 76ers
Match Timing: January 02, 2019, @ 09:00 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Staples Center
LAC vs PHI Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Los Angeles Clippers will be looking to get back to winning ways when they host a talented Philadelphia 76ers team at Staples Center, in Los Angeles, on Wednesday morning (IST).
Los Angeles Clippers:
LaMarcus Aldridge dropped his season-best numbers as San Antonio Spurs beat Los Angeles Clippers 111-122 at Staples Center. The 33-year-old former Portland Trail Blazers star scored a game-high 38 points in the match.
It was Clippers’ sixth loss in the last 10 matches and their fifth at home heading into this match. This was also their 2nd straight loss against San Antonio Spurs with their last defeat coming on December 13, an 87-125 loss on the road.
The game was tied at 56 points each after the first half and both the team had the equal chances of winning the match.
However, a monster third quarter from the visitors left the hosts ruing for a golden opportunity as spurs dropped 39 points against Clippers’ meagre 19 points in reply. DeRozan and Aldridge scored a combined 16 points while Patty Mills buried two consecutive three-pointers to extend his Spurs’ lead to 91-68 with less than three minutes to go into the fourth quarter. The visitors never left after the 3rd quarter.
Clippers tried to make a comeback and cut down the deficit as they won the fourth quarter 36-27. But the damage was already done in the first three quarters.
The Sixers lost their last game as well which was their fifth in the last 10 matches. The latest one was against Portland Trail Blazers which they lost by a huge 34 points and couldn’t even score past 100 points. This was just the third such instance this season where Philadelphia couldn’t score in the three digits.
Not too much should be looked into this performance as Sixers were shorthanded. Joel Embiid missed the match with a knee injury. It was a big setback as Embiid is 76ers’ best player this season.
Sixers are still fourth in the table in the Eastern Conference, two games above fifth-placed Boston Celtics heading into their next match.
Regular Season Record-
Los Angeles Clippers: W-21, L-15
Philadelphia 76ers: W-23, L-14
Players to watch out for:
Los Angeles Clippers:
Tobias Harris – The 26-year-old can turn the game on its head on any given day and remains the only player to average in the 20s for Clippers this season. Should be in your NBA fantasy team.
Danilo Gallinari – He is a vital cog in Clippers’ wheel. A seasoned player now and his experience could be the key as Los Angeles target a playoff position this season. Also, Lou Williams is another player who normally features from the bench but makes a good contribution.
Joel Embiid – Though he is a doubt for this match, we have selected him in our special players’ segment. He is too good a talent and if he plays, Sixers will be a different animal. The 24-year-old is racking up 26.5 points per game and he is the only player to average in the 20s for Sixers this season.
Jimmy Butler – The mid-season recruit has made the team more formidable and he could be the last piece of the jigsaw. At the moment, the former Minnesota Timberwolves man is dropping points at 18.1 per game.
LAC vs PHI Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Los Angeles Clippers:
Injured – Luc Mbah a Moute has been ruled out with a knee injury for the Clippers. He remains the only player out injured for Clippers at the moment.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None
Injured – Three Sixers’ players will be missing the trip to Hollywood with injuries. Markelle Fultz (muscle injury), Justin Patton (foot injury) and Zhaire Smith (foot injury) all have been ruled out.
Questionable – Joel Embiid missed the last game against Blazers with a knee injury and his situation remains questionable ahead of this match.
Suspended – None.
LAC vs PHI Dream11 Teams (Probables):
From the bench:
LAC vs PHI Dream11 Fantasy Team:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Two teams in desperate need of a win and the home advantage could be an advantage. Los Angeles Clippers to win the match.
NOTE: THIS LAC vs PHI 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.