Clippers vs Trailblazers Fantasy NBA: The Los Angeles Clippers will enter the game after beating the Lakers behind a 22 points outing by Marcus Morris. Meanwhile, the Portland Trailblazers will enter the battle after thrashing the Thunder rallying around 20 points outing by CJ McCollum. A lineup related to LAC vs POR 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 NBA 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 Lakers or Jazz.
Trailblazers’ season: Portland has been a better team than last season, and they have done well to keep their campaign afloat. Lillard is right now the second-best scorer in terms of PPG and despite missing McCollum for the most parts, he kept them afloat. McCollum is regaining his rhythm after being out for a long time in the middle. The addition of Norman Powell has made them a more formidable unit and has given them a stable Forward too.
Host: Los Angeles Clippers
Visitors: Portland Trailblazers
Match Timing: 7 April, @ 07:30
Venue: Staples Center
Streaming: WATCH Clippers vs Trailblazers 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| Portland Trailblazers
Games: 51 | 49
Wins: 33 | 30
Defeats: 18| 19
Los Angeles Clippers team News:
Status Out: Serge Ibaka and Jay Scrubb will not play in the game.
Status Questionable: Patrick Beverley is questionable for the fixture.
Los Angeles Clippers active Roster: Ivica Zubac, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Rajon Rondo, Nicolas Batum, Luke Kennard, Reggie Jackson, Marcus Morris Sr., Terance Mann, Daniel Oturu, Patrick Patterson, Mfiondu Kabengele, Ky Bowman, Amir Coffey, DeMarcus Cousins.
Portland Trailblazers team News:
Status Out: Zach Collins will not play in the game
Status Questionable: Derrick Jones Jr. is questionable for the game.
Portland Trailblazers active Roster: Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum, , Derrick Jones Jr., Norman Powell, Carmelo Anthony, Jusuf Nurkic, Robert Covington, Enes Kanter, Anfernee Simmons, Keljin Blevins Nasir Little, Harry Giles III.
Projected Fantasy Points: 50
Dame Dolla has mounted an MVP-styled campaign and the Trailblazers have also benefitted from his exploits. He has continued to be one of the more prolific scorers and ranks second in terms of three-pointers made. Lillard has hit more than 30 points twice in the last 5 games. He is also a great pick 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 secure their current ranking and continues to be perhaps the most intimidating offensive and defensive player, a rare combination in itself. He is averaging 2 SPG for the last 5 games.
McCollum missed most of the season with injury but has returned in full flow. He has looked solid since last week and has made his presence felt on the offensive side of things. He has scored 20+ points four out of the last 5 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 a few more points.
Marcus Morris Sr.: PPG: 12.8 RPG: 3.9 PFP: 27
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 17.6 PPG and 4.6 RPG for the last 5 games.
Norman Powell: PPG: 19.1 RPG: 3.0 SPG: 1.3 TPG: 1.8 PFP: 30
Powell is still adjusting to the Portland Trailblazers offensive scheme after getting traded just 10-11 days ago. However, he is a terrific option as a complementary scorer and has averaged 15.2 PPG, 3.0 RPG, and 2.4 SPG since his arrival in Portland.
Terrence Mann: PPG: 6.4 RPG: 3.9 PFP: 26
The young guard has received more minutes in absence of Patrick Beverley and after Lou Williams was traded. He has made most of the minutes, averaging 14.2 PPG and 5.2 RPG for the last 5 games.
Ivica Zubac: PPG: 8.6 RPG: 7.3 PFP: 25
Carmelo Anthony: PPG: 13.7 RPG: 3.2 TPG: 1.0 PFP: 23
Robert Covington: PPG: 9.1 RPG: 6.8 SPG: 1.6 BPG: 1.3 TPG: 1.1
Enes Kanter: PPG: 12.0 RPG: 11.6 TPG: 1.2 PFP: 28
PG: N Powell, D Lillard(SP)
SG: T Mann, K Leonard(PP)
SF: L Kennard
PF: M Morris
C: E Kanter, I Zubac