Clippers vs Suns Fantasy NBA: The Los Angeles Clippers will enter the game after beating the Trailblazers behind a 36 points outburst by Paul George. Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns will continue their impressive season after beating the Utah Jazz behind another 30+ points night by Devin Booker. A lineup related to LAC vs PHX Dream11 will be given at the end of the article
Clippers’ season: The Clippers are having an outstanding season but their true test will come during the Playoffs. The duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George has a lot to prove and they are expected to at least reach the NBA Finals this season. Clippers do have the defense and offensive output to compete but it remains to be seen whether they can outlast squads like the Lakers, Suns, or Jazz in a 7-game series.
Suns’ season: Phoenix Suns have made a dramatic turnaround since past seasons and have become an elite unit. The main ingredients of the successful recipe have been Chris Paul, who has brought high IQ leadership, and Devin Booker, who is having another sensational scoring season. If we add Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, and Deandre Ayton in the mix, then we have a squad that can compete on both ends of the floor. They are placed 2nd in the NBA standings for Western Conference.
Host: Los Angeles Clippers
Visitors: Phoenix Suns
Match Timing: 9 April, @ 07:30
Venue: Staples Center
Streaming: WATCH Clippers vs Suns NBA Live on Sony channels including Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN in India, and SonyLiv App
NBA Projections and Analysis:
Los Angeles Clippers| Phoenix Suns
Games: 52 | 50
Wins: 34 | 36
Defeats: 18| 14
Los Angeles Clippers team News:
Status Out: Serge Ibaka and Jay Scrubb will not play in the game.
Status Questionable: Nothing further to report so far.
Los Angeles Clippers active Roster: Patrick Beverley, Ivica Zubac, Kawhi Leonard, Nicolas Batum, Paul George, Luke Kennard, Terance Mann, Reggie Jackson, Daniel Oturu, Patrick Patterson, DeMarcus Cousins, Mfiondu Kabengele, Rajon Rondo, Ky Bowman, Amir Coffey.
Phoenix Suns team News:
Status out: So far no one has been ruled out.
Status Questionable: Abdul Nader is questionable for the game
Phoenix Suns active roster: Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Deandre Ayton, Jae Crowder, Dario Saric, Cameron Payne, Cameron Johnson, Frank Kaminsky, Torrey Craig, E’twuan Moore, Damian Jones, Langston Galloway, Ty-Shon Alexander, Jevon Carter, and Jalen Smith.
Projected Fantasy Points: 47
Booker is finally getting the taste of what it is like to be on a winning team. Playing with Chris Paul who has decreased his load and development of Bridges and Ayton has insinuated more confidence in him as winning always does. He is averaging a stunning 31.8 PPG for the last 5 games, crossing the 30 points threshold four times. He is an excellent pick-up as the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Leonard has been in superb form this season, and the multiple times NBA Finals MVP looks like he is on a mission. He has helped the Clippers to secure their current ranking and continues to be perhaps the most intimidating offensive and defensive player, a rare combination in itself. He is averaging 10.7 RPG and 6.3 APG for the last 3 games.
George started the season red-hot scoring-wise but has cooled down since March. However, he performs an important defensive role, and his ability to defend always makes him a threatening presence. He’ll like to chip in with more points and would like to stave off fatigue.
CP-3’s presence has transformed the Suns into a Playoffs bound and one of the top-performing teams in the league. His playmaking abilities, defense, scoring, and intangible aspects of the game make him an elite player, and one can see the outcome through the results generated by the Suns. He is averaging 2 SPG for the last 5 games, also notching 3 double-doubles during that phase.
Deandre Ayton: PPG: 14.8 RPG: 10.8 BPG: 1.1 TPG: 1.6 PFP: 34
Ayton brings terrific rebounding and decent scoring for the Suns, but his focal point is defending the paint, making it tough for the oppositions to score. He has performed his role well and he is on his way to becoming a serviceable big man in the league.
Marcus Morris Sr.: PPG: 12.6 RPG: 3.9 PFP: 26
Marcus has supplemented great offense for the Clippers and they look for him to pick up the overall scoring. He has given Clippers depth and now has earned the starting spot, averaging 14.6 PPG and 4.6 RPG for the last 5 games.
Mikal Bridges: PPG: 13.4 RPG: 4.7 PFP: 23
Bridges is a dynamic forward who is only 24 and has given the Suns depth at SF. The youngster is able to play elite defense and this part of him makes him an interesting player for the future.
Terrence Mann: PPG: 6.3 RPG: 3.8 PFP: 15
Ivica Zubac: PPG: 8.6 RPG: 7.3 PFP: 28
Jae Crowder: PPG: 10.3 RPG: 4.9 PFP: 20
PG: R Jackson, C Paul
SG: C Johnson, D Booker(SP)
SF: P George(PP)
PF: M Morris, J Crowder
C: D Ayton