Suns vs Clippers NBA Live: The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers will come face-to-face for the first game in the NBA Western Conference Finals. The Phoenix Suns swept the Nuggets while the Clippers overcame the Jazz in 6 games after being down 0-2 earlier in the series. The Suns were recently struck with a big blow as Chris Paul can’t play due to COVID-19 protocols and may miss multiple games, meanwhile for the Clippers will also be without Kawhi Leonard at least will be out for the first game of the series, which means the teams will be without two of their main players. More information about PHX vs LAC Dream11 will be given here.
Host: Phoenix Suns
Visitors: Los Angeles Clippers
Match Timing: 21 June @ 01:00 AM
Venue: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Streaming: WATCH Suns vs Clippers NBA Live Score on Sony channels including Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN in India, and SonyLiv App.
Phoenix Suns| Los Angeles Clippers
Games: 10| 13
Wins: 08| 08
Defeats: 02| 05
Suns vs Clippers WCF Game 1: Phoenix will need a lot out of their defense to guard Paul George who has been on a tear throughout the Playoffs while George himself may draw the major assignment of taking care of Devin Booker, who has also racked up great scoring nights. The game will also come down to how the small lineup of Clippers handles Ayton but they did a terrific job against Gobert in the series against the Jazz. It is difficult to say which team has more depth especially after a 39 points outburst by Terrence Mann in the last game of the Utah series which can pose huge problems for the Suns. The Clippers will be without Kawhi Leonard but the absence of Chris Paul will balance it out, however, how will Suns fare without their major playmaker?
Phoenix Suns News:
Status Out: Chris Paul and Abdul Nader will not feature in the game.
Status Questionable: Nothing further to report.
Phoenix Suns active roster: Jae Crowder, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Deandre Ayton, Dario Saric, Cameron Johnson, Cameron Payne, Frank Kaminsky, Torrey Craig, E’twuan Moore, Damian Jones, Langston Galloway, Ty-Shon Alexander, Jevon Carter, and Jalen Smith.
Los Angeles Clippers News:
Status Out: Serge Ibaka and Kawhi Leonard will not play in the game.
Status Questionable: Nothing further to report so far.
Los Angeles Clippers active roster: Ivica Zubac, Patrick Beverley, Paul George, Reggie Jackson, Rajon Rondo, Nicolas Batum, Luke Kennard, Terance Mann, Daniel Oturu, Patrick Patterson, Jay Scrubb, Mfiondu Kabengele, Ky Bowman, Amir Coffey, DeMarcus Cousins.
Projected Fantasy Points: 56
PG-13 has been a monster on the offensive end, while also hoarding rebounds and distributing the ball at a superb clip. The Suns will have trouble dealing with George who looks like he is on a mission without the services of Kawhi Leonard. The rise of Paul during the Playoffs has proved that he is no choker and has the will to carry his team to new heights. He is a superb choice as the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA fantasy scenario.
Booker contributes the most in terms of offense for the Suns and his relentless will aids him to assert his presence on the floor. He has enjoyed this much success at the pro-level for the first time and it will only increase his already abundant confidence. The high-scoring guard has already crossed the 30+ points mark five times in the postseason and some of such scoring outbursts are likely on the way against the Clippers.
Ayton has been impressive throughout the Playoffs and has provided his team with consistent inside scoring and rebounding while being a superb defensive player. Deandre can have some opportunities inside against a small Clippers lineup, a position where the Suns can draw some advantage. Without Chris Paul, he may need to create more opportunities for himself to score.
The Clippers would not have made these deep playoffs run without Reggie Jackson who has proven that he was a terrific signing by the team. He has been phenomenal on the offensive end and with Leonard out, he will need to replicate the success of the last two series. Jackson has scored 20 or more five times this postseason.
Mikal Bridges: PPG: 12.0 RPG: 4.0 SPG: 1.5 PFP: 30
After a lackluster series against the Lakers, the Forward raised his stock again in the sweep against the Nuggets. Bridges is a terrific defensive player and may see a lot of Paul George while defending.
Marcus Morris Sr.: PPG: 12.2 RPG: 4.3 PFP: 24
Morris has done a superb job in the small lineup of the Clippers and sometimes plays the role of the last line as a defense. He has also chipped in with decent scoring nights every now and then and will be huge against the athletic Suns.
Jae Crowder: PPG: 11.7 RPG: 5.1 BPG: 1.1 PFP: 25
Crowder is a veteran big Forward who helps the Suns both on offense and defense. He is a physical player and we can witness some heated moments of him with the likes of Marcus Morris.
Cameron Payne: PPG: 10.2 PFP: 20
Terance Mann exploded for 39 points in the last game against the Jazz.
PG: C Payne, R Jackson
SG: D Booker(PP)
SF: P George(SP), M Bridges, T Mann
PF: M Morris
C: I Zubac