Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Clippers
NBA Regular Season
OKC VS LAC MATCH PREVIEW:
Oklahoma City Thunder welcome Los Angeles Clippers to Chesapeake Energy Arena for the crucial clash in NBA.
The Clippers sit 9th in the Western Conference, just two wins away from the last playoff spot occupied by San Antonio Spurs, heading into the match, and faces an insurmountable looking task of stopping both the home team, 4th in Western Conference, and the reigning MVP Russell Westbrook, who hit his 100th career triple-double in the last game against Atlanta Hawks.
Thunder are on a four-game winning streak, while Clippers lost their last game against James Harden’s Houston Rockets.
The visitors are in for a tougher game if we consider some stats-
Oklahoma City Thunder are the 4th best team in fetching the rebounds back into the hoop, 44.9 per game. Westbrook’s teammates are also leading the stats in Stealing balls from opponents- 8.9 per game.
But Clippers do boast a better average of scoring more points per game than their hosts. Thunder are averaging 106.9, while visitors score 109.2 points on average.
So it could be a fascinating battle at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
When: March 17th, 05:30 AM IST
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City Thunder – Win – 41, Loss – 29
Los Angeles Clippers – Win – 37, Loss – 30
OKC VS LAC TEAM NEWS:
Oklahoma City Thunder:
Andre Roberson underwent surgery in January to repair a ruptured left patellar tendon and will miss the remainder of the season. Steven Adams is doubtful for the game.
Paul George suffered a ‘Pelvic Strain’ against Atlanta in the last game, but he himself has confirmed that he may play in this match. Still, we would like to advise you not to include him in your squad-
Carmelo Anthony (Small Forward), Russell Westbrook (Point Guard), Jerami Grant / Paul George (Forward), Patrick Patterson (Power-Forward), Dakari Johnson (Center)
Los Angeles Clippers:
For visitors, Patrick Beverley, Avery Bradley, and Danilo Gallinari are out of this clash. Clippers’ head coach Doc Rivers has no other injury issues.
Tobias Harris (Forward), Sindarius Thornwell (Forward), DeAndre Jordan (Center), Austin Rivers (Guard), Lou Williams (Point Guard-Shooting Guard)
Oklahoma City Thunder – Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony
Los Angeles Clippers – Tobias Harris, Lou Williams
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Oklahoma City Thunder have no other option but to go full throttle in this home game against Los Angeles Clippers as some tough teams are waiting for them in their next few games.
If Paul George plays, it would certainly assist Russell Westbrook in racking up points for his team. Having said that, Los Angeles Clippers are a better team than their hosts when it comes to average points scored throughout the season, so it should be a fascinating match.
We are going for a home win.
OKC VS LAC FANTASY TEAM:
NOTE: THIS OKC VS LAC MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.