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