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PHX vs LAC Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Phoenix Suns vs LA Clippers

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PHX vs LAC Dream11: The NBA enters the All-Star Break steadily and well, I will say it again, I have little to no interest in the so-called festivities. For me, the Regular Season is heading into an important period as the postseason push will peak once the Play-in tournament window closes in. For me, the All-Star Break serves as a great pause for many players to relax and for various behind-the-scenes staff to also take a much-needed rest. And then coaching staff will push the squads to make a definitive push towards the Playoffs. And well, one of the teams in Phoenix Suns barely cares about making  the Playoffs as they are already heading into a position of finishing at the top of the Conference. And they do meet an opponent in the Clippers that are surely making a desperate push to at least lodge a Play-in spot.

The Suns have won more than 80% of their games and they have lodged so many huge winning streaks that they have hit virtually non-beatable windows for long stretches. They are a potent team both away from home and at home. The Suns keep on dazzling opponents with their ability to pile on wins.

On the other hand, wins have been harder to come by for the Clippers, who are a game below the 50% win mark. However, their season has been commendable considering how many long-term injuries their players have suffered. Reggie Jackson has been instrumental at the one-guard and some players are hitting their peak at the right time.

Host: Phoenix Suns
Visitors: LA Clippers
Match Timing: 16 February, @ 08:30 AM
Venue: FootPrint Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Match-ups: Clippers can be overwhelmed
Before we jump into the match-ups, the Clippers have been playing the second game on the second night but yes, they did beat the Warriors. They play this fixture away from home against a red-hot team and the unit has been doing a great job on a regular basis. The Suns will be fresher compared to the Clippers but yes they can face fierce resistance from a team that refuses to be taken lightly after beating Mavericks and Warriors, two wonderful squads.

At the guard position, the Suns are almost always trumping the battle. With Chris Paul, the helmsman, they are able to get quality passing and also boost in the scoring column. Talking about scoring column, Devin Booker has been having another high-yielding scoring season and has been pushing the agenda at a beautiful rate. These two complement each other ball and since Paul has come, Booker’s load has decreased considerably.

On the other hand, the Clippers’ guards Jackson and Mann have been doing well recently. Mann has especially picked up his scoring and he does a lot more than scoring. However, both of them will have to work tirelessly on both ends as they go up against Suns that have a sturdy defense and can also pile up pain on offense. At the wing positions, with Leonard, George, and Powell out, the combination of Suns’ Bridges, Crowder, Craig, and Johnson heavily outmatches them.

In the middle, Deandre Ayton is one of the best in the league at finishing inside, clasping rebounds, and playing superb defense, and is more consistent than the Clippers’ Ivica Zubac. Ivica has been having some strong games but lets us be honest, Ayton will have that advantage over him on most nights. JaVale McGee also brings superb hops off the bench and the Clippers can get overwhelmed on that end most likely. Batum can give tremendous defense but Crowder at big Forward/wing can be a more than a handful. Bench-wise, Robert Covington, Amir Coffey, and Luke Kennard can face a ton of challenges from the Suns’ bench of McGee, Johnson, Craig, Payton but yes, the main five of the Suns can run away with this first-up.

Phoenix Suns | LA Clippers
Games: 56| 59
Wins: 46| 29
Defeats: 10| 30

Phoenix Suns vs LA Clippers NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Phoenix Suns Team News

  • Dario Saric remains OUT for an indefinite period.
  • Frank Kaminsky is OUT and has no timetable for a comeback.
  • Abdel Nader is OUT and he has not been seen for a long time.
  • Landry Shamet, Cameron Payne are OUT for a long time potentially

Suns Expected Starting Five
Wings: PF: Jae Crowder | SF: Mikal Bridges
Middle: C: Deandre Ayton
Guards: SG: Devin Booker | PG: Chris Paul

BENCH: Elfrid Payton, Bismack Biyombo, Torrey Craig Cameron Johnson, Javale McGee, Ismail Wainright.

Los Angeles Clippers Team News:

  • Kawhi Leonard is OUT and coach Ty Lue said that the news is not looking promising.
  • Paul George is OUT and he may be back around March.
  • Jay Scrubb is OUT for the game and can be out long-term.
  • Norman Powell is OUT for many weeks.
  • Jason Preston is OUT and can be gone long-term.

Clippers Expected Starting Five
Forward: PF: Nicolas Batum
Wing SF: Marcus Morris Sr.
Middle: C: Ivica Zubac
Guards: SG: Terance Mann | PG: Reggie Jackson

BENCH: Amir Coffey, Robert Covington, Luke Kennard, Isaiah Hartenstein, Jay Scrubb, Moses Wright, Brandon Boston Jr.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Chris Paul(PHX)
Points: 10
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 15
Steals: 02

CP-3 is having another stellar season and I think he should be awarded an MVP award because he has always made squads better. He has scored 14+ points and has dished 10+ assists a game regularly. Paul can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-50

Reggie Jackson(LAC)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 09
Reggie has had another strong season and the Clippers would have had an even tougher time without his high-quality ball-handling and scoring abilities. He has been scoring 17 or more and dishing 6 or more assists regularly these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-41

Devin Booker(PHX)
Points: 26
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 05
Blocks: 01
Talking about MVPs, Booker can also stake a claim to it since he has been dazzling with his scoring throughout the season. He has scored 25+ and has grabbed 4+ rebounds and dished 3+ assists a game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-46

Terance Mann(LAC)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 06
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Mann has hit his peak form recently and one thing is for sure, if he goes on like this, the Clippers will stay afloat around the 50% win mark. He has scored 21 or more twice in a row while grabbing 5-9 rebounds regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-46

Deandre Ayton(PHX)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 01
Deandre is back to the fold with his lovely inside scoring and high-quality rebounding after he was sidelined due to an injury. He usually figures in the 17-23 points and 8-14 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-40

Marcus Morris(LAC)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01

Mid-range expert Morris has been having one of the best seasons of his life as his role has expanded in the wake of injuries to Leonard and George. He has scored 20 or more in three of the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-33

PHX vs LAC DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Ivica Zubac(LAC) had 18 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Ivica has been scoring in the 8-11 points and has grabbed 5-8 rebounds a game regularly.
  • Nicolas Batum(LAC) had 14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block in the last game. The starting big Forward has been producing varied scoring ranges and has grabbed 3-4 rebounds a game regularly.
  • Mikal Bridges(PHX) had 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Mikal has been in red-hot form offensively, regularly scoring 14 or more and grabbing 4 rebounds or so regularly.
  • Jae Crowder(PHX) had 11 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Jae continues to sizzle with his two-way production, figuring in the 10-11 points and 7-8 rebounds regularly.
  • Robert Covington(LAC) had 11 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in the last game. Robert has been receiving inconsistent minutes.
  • Cameron Johnson(PHX) had 10 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Cameron has been doing well off the bench, figuring in 10-15 points range.
  • JaVale McGee(PHX) had 8 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. JaVale has been in the 8-14 points and 6-11 rebounds range continuously this season.
  • Amir Coffey(LAC) had 4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Amir has been scoring around 10 a lot quite a bit these days.
  • Isaiah Hartenstein(LAC) had 9 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last contest. Isaiah has been grabbing 5-7 rebounds a game regularly.
  • Torrey Craig(PHX) had 14 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Will he get enough minutes to make such an impact again?

PHX vs LAC Dream11 Team

PG: R Jackson, C Paul(SP)
SG: D Booker(PP)

SF: T Mann
PF: J Crowder, A Coffey
C:    J McGee, D Ayton

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Where to watch NBA Live Score?

What a bummer for the Indian fans who want to see CP-3, Jackson, Ayton, Booker, and Mann go at it! In a bad piece of news, this match is unavailable on TV channels MTV and VH1. Meanwhile, streaming services JIO TV and Voot are not going to display this game for viewers in India. Therefore, the best mode to access it is by getting a hold of the NBA League Pass. By purchasing the annual subscription, you can get access to all live games and you also can have access to the full game replay if you miss the live-action. For scores, stats, and news, go to the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.