LAC vs SAC Dream11: It is a long and hard NBA season and at that point, the injury list only gets ballooned more and more. The two squads who are going to meet here don’t have a long list of injuries but just that one missing player can hurt them. Here, Western Conference squads Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings fight it out against each other.
Clippers have not played their best basketball recently and two losses to a 6-17 record holder Pelicans scream that. Los Angeles doesn’t have much offensive depth without Kawhi and the team has had rather too many cold spells. Clippers are a much better defensive team but if their defense fails them, they get run over during high-scoring games.
The Kings are even faring worse. They can’t seem to win three in a row this season but have strung together more losses than wins. Sacramento has not shown that it will make the Playoffs despite the talent level it has. Is this the same old theme for a Franchise that has not made the Playoffs in 15 years now?
Host: LA Clippers
Visitors: Sacramento Kings
Match Timing: 2 December, @ 09:00 AM
Venue: Staples Center
Clippers: They have some glaring issues
Clippers have not done well recently despite two scorers in Jackson and George who can scale up to 20+ points. One of the reasons has been the offense freezing from the beginning to the end and since there are only two shot creators in Jackson and George, the defense can see through Los Angeles’ schemes. The squad is a game above the 50% win mark but things need to change in terms of a momentum boost. Los Angeles had won 7 before mid-November but have lost the majority of their games in the last couple of weeks or so.
Kings: They are out-of-sorts
How fatal is it for a team that gives around 115-120 regularly to score under 100? That is what Kings have been doing lately, they have at times played poor offense and have fared even much worse on the defensive end. Sacramento has still not provided role clarity to many of its players and with the coaching change from Luke Walton to Alvin Gentry, it is nothing news, we are talking about the Kings after all!
LA Clippers | Sacramento Kings
Games: 21| 22
Wins: 11| 08
Defeats: 10| 14
Los Angeles Clippers Team News:
Clippers Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: Paul George PF: Marcus Morris
Middle: C: Ivica Zubac
Guards: SG: Eric Bledsoe PG: Reggie Jackson
BENCH: Serge Ibaka, Jay Scrubb, Luke Kennard, Terance Mann, Moses Wright, Justise Winslow, Keon Johnson, Amir Coffey, Brandon Boston Jr., Isaiah Hartenstein.
Sacramento Kings Team News
Sacramento Kings Expected Starting Five
Forwards: PF: Chimezie Metu SF: Terance Davis
Middle: C: Richuan Holmes
Guards: SG: Tyrese Haliburton PG: De’Aaron Fox
BENCH: Louis King, Alex Len, Tristan Thompson, Damian Jones, Davion Mitchell, Buddy Hield, Jahmius Ramsey, Maurice Harkless, Emmanuel Terry, Robert Woodward III, Neemias Queta.
Paul George(LAC )
PG-13 has been the scoring leader for this team and has been an all-around threat too. George has usually figured in 25-30 points range and usually ends up leading the points tally for his team. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-55
Fox has had a huge impact on the offensive end once again for the Kings. However, his shooting percentage from three has usually hovered around 25% or so. Still, the guard has scored more than 20 or so a bunch of times while giving away 6-9 assists regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44
Reggie Jackson (LAC )
Reggie Jackson bounced back from a terrible night versus the Warriors and put in seven of his 14 attempts in a measured effort. The guard has usually figured in the 18-22 points range this season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-34
Richuan Holmes (SAC)
Richuan Holmes provided excellent production inside the paint and his 69.4 % from the field while averaging around 15 a game signifies that. The big is also a reliable rebounder and you can expect 8-12 regularly from him.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-48
With Haliburton in the backcourt, the Kings have two solid passers and scorers. However, Tyrese’s numbers are down since last season and except for a 19 point game, he has scored 6 or less each game in the five matches window.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-30
Mann has had some solid all-around games and made things happen on the floor but there is a problem. He is usually relegated to 6-9 points and hasn’t cracked double-figures in many encounters.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33
PG: R Jackson, D Mitchell
SG: B Hield, T Mann
SF: P George(SP)
PF: C Metu
C: I Zubac, R Holmes(PP)
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