TOR vs LAC Dream11: Toronto Raptors will host Kawhi Leonard and Los Angeles Clippers in a blockbuster NBA regular-season match at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Though Raptors fans wanted superstar Kawhi Leonard to extend his stay up North, he has done enough in just one year what no other star of yesteryear could achieve with the franchise, and that was to win the rin with this team. It was Raptors' title win in their history. That's the main reason, that despite Leonard showing his back to the team he achieved so much with, and moving away from all the affection the fans of this particular region showered upon him, he is held in high regards, by the fans, Nick Fury and above all his former teammates.
In the current context, the Clippers' profile has shot up by few notches due to Kawhi Leonard's arrival in La La Land, and also of Paul George. The Clippers are the ultimate force in the NBA now, and they have been playing like that, winning games against superteams, and boasting an 18-7 return despite both George and Leonard missing games.
Toronto Raptors, meanwhile, have exceeded expectations to some extent. They were expected to struggle due to the gulf left by Leonard's departure, but Pascal Siakam emerged as somebody who has in him to take the reign of the team.
The reigning champions arrive in this game with a 16-7 record on the season, but the readings could have been better had they not lost three times in the last four games.
Fantasy Basketball – Head-to-head:
Total Games: 47
Toronto Raptors: 27
Los Angeles Clippers: 20
Host: Toronto Raptors
Visitors: Los Angeles Clippers
Match Timing: December 12, @05:30 AM
Venue: Scotiabank Arena
Dream11 Key Players:
Paul George: The former Indiana Pacers dropped a game-high 27 points in the last game to lead his side to a win in the absence of Kawhi Leonard.
Points Per Game: 23.9
Rebounds Per Game: 6.4
Assists Per Game: 3.6
Steals Per Game: 1.4
Blocks Per Game: 0.4
Pascal Siakam: His name is being tossed up for the MVP candidacy, and you can sense, as a result, that who big a season is having.
Points Per Game: 24.5
Rebounds Per Game: 8.4
Assists Per Game: 3.6
Steals Per Game: 0.9
Blocks Per Game: 0.7
Kyle Lowry: Can be deadly, but if not the game-high numbers, he will at least have a big impact on the game. Expect him to score near around 20 points in this match.
Points Per Game: 20.2
Rebounds Per Game: 4.2
Assists Per Game: 6.9
Steals Per Game: 1.1
Blocks Per Game: 0.4
Kawhi Leonard should be the captain option if he is fit to play here, while the likes of Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams can give you a clear advantage.
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Toronto Raptors Team News:
Status out: Stanley Johnson (Groin injury), Patrick McCaw (knee injury) and Matt Thomas (finger injury)
Status questionable: Fred VanVleet is a doubt due to a knee injury, which means, he will be evaluated before the game.
Toronto Raptors squad: Pascal Siakam, Norman Powell, Terence Davis, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Chris Boucher, Marc Gasol, Kyle Lowry, Kyle Lowry, OG Anunoby, Serge Ibaka, Malcolm Miller, Fred VanVleet (Questionable)
Los Angeles Clippers Team news:
Status out: JaMychal Green (Back injury), Rodney McGruder (leg injury) and Landry Shamet (ankle injury) will be missing the match for the Raptors.
Status questionable: Kawhi Leonard was rested for the Indiana Pacers game for the knee maintenance. Raptors haven't confirmed whether he would play here or not.
Los Angeles Clippers squad: Paul George, Kawhi Leonard (Questionable), Lou Williams, Ivica Zubac, Montrezl Harrell, Patrick Beverley, Maurice Harkless, Terance Mann, Patrick Patterson, Jerome Robinson
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PF: Pascal Siakam
SF: OG Anunoby
C: Marc Gasol
PG: Fred VanVleet / Norman Powell
SG: Kyle Lowry
PF: Maurice Harkless
SF: Patrick Patterson / Kawhi Leonard (If Fit)
C: Ivica Zubac
PG: Patrick Beverley
SG: Paul George
Toronto Raptors: Norman Powell, Terence Davis, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Chris Boucher, Serge Ibaka
Los Angeles Clippers: Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell, Derrick Walton Jr., Jerome Robinson
TOR vs LAC Dream11 teams:
If Leonard plays, it will make a huge difference to Clippers'chance in this game, but if he doesn't then the Raptors will be the favourites in front of their own fans.