Trailblazers vs Clippers Fantasy NBA: The Portland Trailblazers will hit the floor after losing to the Hornets despite a 24 points outing by Carmelo Anthony. The Los Angeles Clippers will come into this game after beating the Timberwolves rallying around a 23 points outing by Paul George. More information about POR vs LAC Dream11.
Trailblazers’ season: Portland has been better this season than the 2019-20 season, but they still lack the roster make-up to compete against the top four squads in the NBA Western Conference. They are 6th in the NBA Standings for the Western Conference and are looking to gain some momentum after integrating Norman Powell after the trade in exchange for Gary Trent. Trailblazers have gotten decent contributions from Carmelo, who is shining in his role as a backup Forward.
Clippers’ season: Clippers have been terrific in terms of wins in the regular season for a lot of years now, and the core of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George can be too much on both ends of the floor during most nights. The squad has experienced defensive and offensive players and their experience certainly make them a strong squad. However, Los Angeles will need to bring more fire to the NBA Playoffs, unlike previous seasons. They are ranked 3rd in the rankings for the Western Conference.
Host: Portland Trailblazers
Visitors: Los Angeles Clippers
Match Timing: 21 April, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Moda Center
Streaming: WATCH Trailblazers vs Clippers NBA Live on Sony channels including Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN in India, and SonyLiv App.
NBA Projections and Analysis:
Portland Trailblazers| Los Angeles Clippers
Games: 56 | 59
Wins: 32| 40
Defeats: 24 | 19
Portland Trailblazers team News:
Status Out: Zach Collins, Jusuf Nurkic, and Damian Lillard will not play in the game.
Status Questionable: No further reports so far on the injury front.
Portland Trailblazers active Roster: Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Jones Jr., Norman Powell, CJ McCollum, Harry Giles III, Robert Covington, Enes Kanter, Anfernee Simmons, CJ Elleby, TJ Leaf, Keljin Blevins.
Los Angeles Clippers team News:
Status Out: Serge Ibaka, Patrick Beverley, and Jay Scrubb will not play in the game.
Status Questionable: Nothing further to report so far.
Los Angeles Clippers active Roster: Ivica Zubac, Kawhi Leonard, Nicolas Batum, Paul George, Luke Kennard, Terance Mann, Reggie Jackson, Daniel Oturu, Patrick Patterson, Mfiondu Kabengele, Rajon Rondo, Ky Bowman, Amir Coffey DeMarcus Cousins.
Projected Fantasy Points: 47
The Claw continues to be an effective player and has made a difference on both ends of the floor. The Forward has a lot of variety to offer, and his long arms enable him to become a persistent threat. The SF is averaging an impressive 9.2 RPG and 6.7 APG so far this month. He can be picked as the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
PG-13 has also weaved together an impressive season, scoring at a terrific rate and while continuing to be a reliable defensive player. His stats are better than the last season and he has given the Clippers a great boost at the SG position. After having a sub-par March scoring-wise, PG-13 is back to his old ways, averaging 28.8 PPG and 1.4 SPG this month.
CJ has been in full flow after recovering from injury and has made sure that he is a constant contributor at the offensive end. The guard can handle the ball well and has many moves to score both inside and outside. He is averaging 1.2 SPG and has also notched five 20+ points games this month so far.
Marcus Morris Sr.: PPG: 13.3 RPG: 4.1 PFP: 30
Marcus has supplemented great offense for the Clippers and they look for him to pick up the overall scoring. The veteran Forward has helped his team in accumulating the offensive output regularly. He is averaging 15.7 PPG and 5.2 RPG so far this month.
Norman Powell(since joining Trailblazers): PPG: 17.2 RPG: 3.3 SPG: 1.6 TPG: 1.8 PFP: 36
Powell’s addition adds spice to the SF position for Portland, however, it will take him some to get integrated in his new role. He has scored 20+ points 3 times this month.
Ivica Zubac: PPG: 9.0 RPG: 7.3 TPG: 1.1 PFP: 25
Zubac has stepped his game up as the Starting Center for his team and he has given Clippers a lift with Ibaka out of the picture. He is averaging 8.6 RPG for the last 5 games.
Enes Kanter: PPG: 12.0 RPG: 11.8 TPG: 1.2 PFP: 27
Rajon Rondo(since joining Clippers): PPG: 6.4 APG: 5.0 PFP: 18
Carmelo Anthony: PPG: 13.5 RPG: 3.2 TPG: 1.0 PFP: 27
PG: N Powell
SG: R Jackson, C McCollum(PP), K Leonard(SP)
SF: C Anthony
PF: M Morris
C: I Zubac, E Kanter