LAC vs DEN Dream11 Prediction NBA Live LA Clippers vs Denver Nuggets

LAC vs DEN Dream11: COVID-19 and injuries have combined to make this season another tough one and yet, teams have preserved through this tension-filled process. In this game, the Los Angeles Clippers will host the Denver Nuggets. Clippers will be without Paul George and have already played without Kawhi Leonard all season meanwhile the Nuggets are themselves short-handed by Nikola Jokic is keeping them flowing.

How can the Clippers cope with the loss of George now with Reggie Jackson and Marcus Morris in COVID-19 related protocols? They at least need one between Jackson and Morris because apart from George, they have been the top scorers. Now, Bledsoe, Kennard, Mann, Zubac, Ibaka, Brandon Boston, Batum, and the deep reserves have their work cut out.

The Denver Nuggets are not the premium team they were with Michael Porter Jr. and Jamal Murray but still, Nikola Jokic keeps them relevant. Aaron Gordon, Monte Morris, Will Barton, Jeff Green, Facundo Campazzo, Bones Hyland, and JaMychal Green have made some substantial contributions but the Nuggets are running thin right now.

Host: Los Angeles Clippers
Visitors: Denver Nuggets

Match Timing: 27 December, @ 08:30 AM
Venue: Staples Center

NBA Projections, Stats, & Analysis

Clippers: They need a break
With Reggie Jackson, Marcus Morris, and Paul George away, the team loses around 55-70 points on a nightly basis which means that they can run out of scoring options. Terance Mann and Luke Kennard can certainly up the ante while Bledsoe will have ball-handling duties. Zubac, Batum, and Ibaka need to now step up the scoring and defense at the frontline and up their points average by 3-4 points at least. Apart from that, rookie Brandon Boston Jr. needs to play a more controlled brand of basketball because the Clippers canโ€™t accommodate such kind of play right now.

Nuggets: They have defensive issues
Michael Porter Jrโ€™s loss has been huge and now we see how much he mattered on the defensive side. The Forwardโ€™s absence has created fractures in the defensive side for the Nuggets who have now given up 110 or more points in most games with him gone. Remember Jamal Murray, the teamโ€™s high-scoring guard hasnโ€™t played in months which has also created disturbances to the team balance. Now, Monte Morris and Aaron Gordon have done well scoring-wise but Will Bartonโ€™s production is significantly down this month. How will the Nuggets keep up in the dynamic scenario of the NBA with the reigning MVP Nikola Jokic alone? He has carried the team on his back way too much, Nikola needs a lot of help.

Denver Nuggets | Los Angeles Clippers

Games: 29| 29
Wins: 15| 10
Defeats: 14| 19

Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Los Angeles Clippers Team News:

  • Kawhi Leonard will take more time to recover from his ACL injury and is OUT. There is no timetable to return.
  • Paul George can miss at least a month due to an injury.
  • Marcus Morris, Eric Bledsoe are in COVID-19 protocols.
  • Isaiah Hartenstein is OUT for the game.
  • Jason Preston is OUT and will miss a lot of time in the Regular Season.

Clippers Expected Starting Five
Wings: PF: Nicolas Batum
Middle: C: Ivica Zubac
Guards: SG: Luke Kennard SG: Terance Mann PG: Eric Bledsoe

BENCH: Serge Ibaka, Jay Scrubb, Moses Wright, Justise Winslow, Keon Johnson, Amir Coffey, Brandon Boston Jr.

Denver Nuggets Team News

  • JaMychal Green, Aaron Gordon are PROBABLE for the game
  • Jamal Murray has not recovered from his knee injury and his status is as unclear as it gets. He is going to be OUT for this game.
  • Michael Porter Jr.remains OUT and he will most likely miss all season.
  • PJ Dozier has been ruled OUT indefinitely.
  • Bol Bol has been listed as OUT for the game.
  • Markus Howard is OUT due to an ankle sprain.

Nuggets Expected Starting Five
Forwards: PF: Aaron Gordon(PROBABLE) SF: Jeff Green
Middle: C: Nikola Jokic
Guards: SG: Will Barton PG: Monte Morris

BENCH: Zeke Nnaji, Petr Cornelie, Bones Hyland, Davon Reed, Matt Ryan, Facundo Campazzo, JaMychal Green.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Eric Bledsoe(LAC)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 07
With Paul George out of the fray, the pressure to perform well increases on the veteran guard. He needs to score 15+ points and act as a playmaker now as the Clippers are running thin.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-37

Nikola Jokic(DEN)
Points: 29
Rebounds: 21
Assists: 05
Steals: 01

Nikola has been on fire once again and the stellar Center has proved that he won an MVP for a reason. The high-producing big has compiled 20-30 points, 10-15 rebounds, and 5-8 assists along with 1-3 steals/blocks a game. Nikola had a 20-20 points-rebounds game against the Hornets. If he plays then for me at least, he is the favorite for the Star-Player in the Dream11 NBA scene.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 51-70

Terance Mann(LAC)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 02
Mann has done a great job of picking his scoring recently and he is an important player right now as he has adjusted from a bench to starting five role. The Shooting Guard has figured in the 11-18 points, 5-9 rebounds a game consistently.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32

Aaron Gordon(DEN) has upped his scoring range from 7-14 points early in the season to 15-21 points now. He is PROBABLE for this game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-40

Will Barton(DEN)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 04
Steals: 01
Will has seen his scoring range go down from 16-22 to 10-15 points and that can be a concern down the line. Still, the guard can compile 10+ points, 6+ rebounds, and 3+ assists regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-39

Luke Kennard(LAC) who missed the last game has scored 5, 27, 10, 16, 23 points in the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 9-35

Ivica Zubac(LAC)
Points: 10
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 02
Blocks: 01

Zubac has been a stable option at the Center position but he is not an assertive scorer and is a quintessential role player. The Center can score 6-12 points and clasp 6-10 rebounds a game consistently.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-27

Monte Morris(DEN)
Points: 03
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Monte didnโ€™t leave much impression during the game versus Hornets going for 1 out of 7 from the field. The guard has scored in the 13-22 points range during most of the season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30

LAC vs DEN Dream11 Lineup Balancers

  • Jeff Green(DEN) bagged 11 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. He has scored 10-15 points during many games this season.
  • Facundo Campazzo(DEN) chipped 12 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 1 block in the last game. He has chipped in 5-8 assists constantly this month.
  • Serge Ibaka(LAC) bagged 17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Ibaka has struggled all season, not even reaching up to ten points but had a great performance in the last game versus the Kings.
  • Brandon Boston Jr.(LAC) scooped up 8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Hasnโ€™t shot well recently, usually has scored 6-8 points.
  • Nicolas Batum(LAC) scooped up 4 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in the last game. Has been highly inconsistent on the offensive end.
  • Vlatko Cancar(DEN) bagged 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Vlatko has not scored 10 or more in most of the games this season, he hasnโ€™t played many minutes.
  • Bones Hyland(DEN) nailed 3 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists in the last game. Hyland is inconsistent and shows rookie jitters. He followed a career-high night of 24 with a 1/8 shooting night.

LAC vs DEN Dream11 Team

PG: M Morris, E Bledsoe(PP), F Campazzo
SG: L Kennard, T Mann
SF: A Gordon
PF:N Batum
C:ย  ย N Jokic(SP)
(Lineup can be adjusted as per changes)

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Where to watch NBA Live Score?

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