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LAC vs PHX Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns

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LAC vs PHX Dream11: NBA Playoffs are nearing and we have seen a lot of intense battles and the intensity will only go up from here. And with the way things are going, the Phoenix Suns have set the bar too high and may end up making a deep Playoff run. On the other hand, they will meet the Los Angeles Clippers that look like a difficult team to deal with since the return of Paul George.

There is a chance we can see these two teams battle it out in the first round. If the Clippers lose their first Play-in game versus the Timberwolves and win in the second Play-in game, they can end up meeting the Suns. The Suns have higher priorities than making the Playoffs, they are the top team in the league. What will the First Round battle entail if the Suns and the Clippers clash here? Sure, Paul George won’t go down that easy.

Host: Los Angeles Clippers
Visitors: Phoenix Suns

Match Timing: 7 April, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Staples Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Clippers have their work cut out
The Clippers will need to fend off the Timberwolves in the first Play-in game and that will be an interesting match-up. The Timberwolves have been one of the best offensive teams in the league and the Clippers lack such offensive powerhouses outside of Paul George. However, the team’s tail has been up on the defensive end since he has returned and the Timberwolves’ own defensive problems can mean that they will need to force a shootout. Let us see how the Clippers respond to that series. More about that will be discussed in the preview of the game between the two squads in less than a week.

Suns will be looking at the title
The Suns are too deep and they are made to win in the Playoffs. They have one of the best backcourts in Chris Paul and Devin Booker, with Booker being a major scoring option and Paul being a stellar playmaker. Two-way wing Bridges has expanded his offensive game and will be a huge plus during the Playoffs. Deandre Ayton will be needed and his method of scoring easy buckets inside, playing great defense, and pounding the rebounds will be huge. Cameron Johnson, Jae Crowder, Cameron Payne, and Landry Shamet.

Phoenix Suns (1st in West) | Los Angeles Clippers (8th in West)

Games: 79 | 79
Wins: 63 | 39
Defeats: 16 | 40

Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Los Angeles Clippers Team News

  • Kawhi Leonard is OUT and he may not even return this season.
  • Jay Scrubb is OUT for the game and he is unlikely to return this season.
  • Norman Powell is DOUBTFUL for the game.
  • Jason Preston is OUT and he may be done for the season.

Clippers Expected Starting Five
Big Forward: PF: Nicolas Batum
Wing SF: Marcus Morris Sr.
Middle: C: Ivica Zubac
Guards: SG: Paul George| PG: Reggie Jackson

BENCH: Terance Mann, Robert Covington, Luke Kennard, Isaiah Hartenstein, Amir Coffey.

Phoenix Suns Team News

  • Dario Saric will not play in the game and hasn’t played for many months.
  • Frank Kaminsky is OUT for the game.

Suns Expected Starting Five
Wings/Forwards: PF: Jae Crowder | SF: Mikal Bridges
Middle: C: DeAndre Ayton
Guards: SG: Devin Booker | PG: Chris Paul

BENCH: Cameron Payne, Landry Shamet, Elfrid Payton, Cameron Johnson, JaVale McGee, Bismack Biyombo, Ismail Wainright.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Paul George(LAC)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 07
Steals: 02

Guard Paul has been back and he is making noise straightaway, and with the Play-in tournament nearing, you’d fancy the Clippers’ chances with him. George has mostly been in 15-22 points, 5-7 assists, 4-5 rebounds, and 1-4 steals range. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44

Devin Booker(PHX)
Points: 32
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 04
Shooting Guard Devin has been a scoring threat during most games and knows when to turn it on. Devin has mostly been in 25-33 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-4 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-45

Reggie Jackson(LAC)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 10
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01
Guard Jackson has been in cold streak for a long time and will need to sort out his issues before the Play-in tournament. He raised his level around that time last season and can be expected to be in 16-21 points and 5-8 assists range in the Postseason.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34

Ivica Zubac(LAC)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 14
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
Center Ivica is going to be a huge factor on the offensive and rebounding end while being a strong defender. He has mostly been in 6-11 points and 5-9 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-28

Deandre Ayton(PHX)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 13
Assists: 02
Blocks: 01

Center Deandre has been not allowing the Suns to get outmatched in the middle as a scorer, rebounder, and defender. He has mostly been in 16-22 points, 9-14 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-42

LAC vs PHX LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Marcus Morris Sr.(LAC) had 22 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Wing Marcus will need to up his shooting and will have to string together some strong performances. He has mostly been in 13-16 points range these days.
  • Terance Mann(LAC) had 15 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds in the last game. Mann has done a decent job off the bench, mostly being in 12-18 points, 2-3 rebounds/assists range.
  • Mikal Bridges(PHX) had 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Defensive Player of the Year candidate Mikal has been making a lot of noise, mostly being in 16-22 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
  • Jae Crowder(PHX) had 8 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Big Forward Jae has been getting it done, especially on the defensive end, mostly being in 8-12 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-3 steals range.
  • Cameron Payne(PHX) had 4 points, 11 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Payne has been 4-6 points, 3-4 assists, and 1-2 steals range.
  • Landry Shamet(PHX) had 9 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Shamet has mostly been in the 8-12 points range.
  • Isaiah Hartenstein(LAC) had 12 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last contest. Center Hartenstein has been giving quality minutes off the bench, mostly figuring in 10-14 points, 7-9 rebounds, and 2-4 assists range.
  • Robert Covington(LAC) had 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block in the last game. He has mostly been in 5-9 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 1-2 steals/blocks range
  • Cameron Johnson (PHX) had 12 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Two-way wing Cameron has mostly been in 14-18 points and 3-6 rebounds range
  • Luke Kennard(LAC) had 14 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist in the last game. Sharpshooter Luke has mostly been in 11-17 points range.
  • JaVale McGee (PHX) had 9 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. McGee has mostly been in 5-9 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
  • Torrey Craig(PHX) had 9 points, 2 rebounds in the last game. Torrey has mostly been in 5-9 points and 2-4 rebounds range.

LAC vs PHX Dream11 Team

PG: R Jackson
SG: D Booker(PP)
SF: P George(SP), M Bridges, C Johnson
PF: J Crowder
C:   M Morris, I Hartenstein

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Will it not be fun to watch Paul Geroge and Devin Booker going at it? However, the news for the Indian NBA viewers is not that good. The two official streaming platforms JIO TV and Voot are not going to display this game. What is the way to catch this game? To watch it, buy the annual subscription of the NBA League Pass. To know the scores, news, and stats, visit the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.