LAC vs TOR Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Los Angeles Clippers vs Toronto Raptors
MATCH DETAILS: NBA Regular Season
Match Timing: February 04, 2019, @ 01:30 AM IST
Venue – Scotiabank Stadium
LAC vs TOR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
After staging the biggest comeback in their history, LA Clippers take a trip to square off against the Toronto Raptors at the Scotiabank Stadium on Sunday.
It took something very special, historical in fact, for the Clippers to halt their downslide as they came from behind despite conceding a 25 points lead any the end of third quarter. Lou Williams’ scoring outburst in the final quarter blew away Detroit Pistons and ensured the Clippers avoided a third straight defeat. A lot can be said about the how inconsistent Clippers have been this season, but last night’s performance was one that can bring back that confidence to beat any side on any day. Raptors will be a difficult challenge, but considering what happened last night, it won’t be too much to say Clippers are well and truly ready for it.
Toronto Raptors enter the game on the back of a defeat to table toppers, Milwaukee Bucks, in a match that could have placed them ahead of Bucks had the result came in their favour. They’re now under some pressure with a not so impressive Last 10 reading 6-4. Add to that, the Clippers are now brimming with confidence. There are things that will make them feel much more positive though. They have a 26-19 advantage in the all time regular series and also boast of an away win this season against the Clippers. Add to that, the fact that this will be the third game in four days for the Clippers. Though a little bruised, Raptors still hold the upper hand going into this game.
Los Angeles Clippers: W-29, L-24
Toronto Raptors W-37, L-16
Los Angeles Clippers
Lou Williams: He is their third highest scorer but has a lot more to himself than just the numbers. His one-man destruction of the Detroit Pistons is just one indication of why he is going to be crucial going for the Clippers against the Raptors.
Tobias Harris: Clippers’ highest scorer this season averaging 21.1 points along with an impressive 7.9 rebounds, Tobias Harris has been the key to Clippers’ offensive mastery of late. He makes Clippers look much more stable and also creates gives very little time for the opponents to settle down defensively.
Pascal Siakam: He might just be their third highest scorer, but has done ample good work to become the mainstay of a rather inconsistent Raptors unit. Raptors do stand right up there among the contenders, but their recent form has been nothing short of a sorry tale. Whatever good has come for them in these games, has mostly involved Siakam.
Kawhi Leonard: Highest scorers and one of the main reasons for Raptors season average of 113.7 points, Kawhi Leonard is going to play a deciding role on Sunday afternoon as well. Clippers will have to be at their toes because of this Leonard and his antiques.
Los Angeles Clippers
Injured: Clippers are finally at their full strength, but might have the fatigue factor troubling them a bit.
Questionable: The starters are obvious for the Clippers with one or two changes expected on the bench.
Injured: Toronto Raptors too don’t have any injury concerns going into their next home clash.
Questionable: Danny Green is expected to remain among the starters with the key trio of Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam, and Serge Ibaka.
Los Angeles Clippers: Tobias Harris (F), Avery Bradley (F), Marcin Gortat (C), Patrick Beverley (G), Shai-Gilgeous Alexander (G)
Bench: L.Williams, M.Harrell, M.Scott, B.Marjanovic, J.Robinson, T.Wallace, T.Motley
Toronto Raptors: Kwahi Leonard (F), Pascal Siakam (F), Serge Ibaka (C), Danny Green (G), Kyle Lowry (G)
Bench: N.Powell, D.Wright, F.VanVleet, O.G.Anunoby, G.Monroe, P.McCaw
Raptors are much more stronger when compared to the Clippers overall this season. However, Clippers have come back to their self with the return of their full strength squad from injuries. Clippers do have a little fatigue that might trouble them as they have travelled quite a lot in the last four days. It won’t be fair to label any of these sides as favourites as it looks to be an even contest, at least because of the way things have panned out of late. But there has to be a winner, and we expect it to be, against the odds, the Los Angeles Clippers.