LAC vs NOP Dream11: 82 games in a season means that the NBA is demanding and takes a lot of toll on a player. Thus, we see various different results and a long list of injuries by the time season closes in. In this game, two teams who are missing their main guns in Los Angeles Clippers and New Orleans Pelicans fight it out against each other. More information about this battle such as last game stats, expected fantasy points, fantasy lineup is given below.
Without Leonard, the Clippers are two games above the 50% win mark. The team has its issues and has been shut down by multiple squads but if they just the winning record till the return of Kawhi then that will be a job well done. Still, the Clippers have the potential to sort some of the issues without banking on his return.
The Pelicans are running thin without Zion Williamson. The team has 17 losses in 22 games and has struggled to stitch together wins consistently. The frontline of Ingram and Valanciunas has given some semblance but the team is having huge depth issues without Zion in the mix. The Pels wait for the return of Williamson desperately.
Host: LA Clippers
Visitors: New Orleans Pelicans
Match Timing: 30 November, @ 09:00 AM
Venue: Staples Center
NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis
Clippers: Potent defense but offensive issues
LA Clippers defend well, they are one of the best at that in the league and even gave Warriors trouble till the third quarter in the last game, holding them below their season average. However, it is the offense that has deserted them in key moments. If one of Jackson or Geroge goes cold then there are times that the Clippers’ offensive machinery collapses. There are scorers in the team, with Morris, Zubac, Bledsoe, Mann, and Kennard in the mix but the underlying issue has been a strong team performance offensively.
Pelicans: A lack of depth
Suppose Zion returns and Pels are like 12 games or so under the 50% win mark. In the heated West, getting to a 50% win record will still be difficult. The Pelicans have played some of their best basketball recently beating teams like this LA outfit and Jazz, but they don’t seem to have the fuel to keep this going for long. Why so? The team’s guards are struggling right now and with Zion out of the mix, that becomes a critical error. The Pelicans need Zion back and that is too quick.
LA Clippers | New Orleans Pelicans
Games: 20| 22
Wins: 11| 05
Defeats: 09| 17
LA Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans 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. Expect a return next year.
- Jason Preston is OUT and will miss a lot of time in the Regular Season.
- Nicolas Batum is OUT for the game and will be expected to return in 10 days or so.
Clippers Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: Paul George PF: Marcus Morris
Middle: C: Ivica Zubac
Guards: SG: Eric Bledsoe PG: Reggie Jackson
BENCH: Serge Ibaka, Jay Scrubb, Luke Kennard, Terance Mann, Moses Wright, Justise Winslow, Keon Johnson, Amir Coffey, Brandon Boston Jr., Isaiah Hartenstein.
New Orleans Pelicans News
- Zion Williamson is OUT for the game.
- Didi Louzada is OUT for the game
- Daulton Hommes is OUT for the game
Pelicans Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: Brandon Ingram Jr. PF: Herbert Jones
Middle: C: Jonas Valanciunas
Guards: SG: Josh Hart PG: Devonte Graham
BENCH: Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Garrett Temple, Willy Hernangomez, Kira Lewis Jr., Tomas Satoransky, Naji Marshall, Jaxson Hayes, Jose Alvarado, Trey Murphy III
NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks
Paul George(LAC )
Paul George is the ace guy on offense for the Clippers and he has performed his duty with utmost sincerity. The guard has scored 26 or more in three of his last five outings. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-55
Jonas leads the Pelicans in double-doubles this season. His strong low-post game and face-up style allow him to rack up a ton of points. The Center has grabbed 10 or more rebounds in four while scoring more than 11 in all of the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44
Reggie Jackson (LAC )
Jackson was held scoreless by the Warriors lineup which is a rare feat. Jackson’s offensive production has determined how many games the Clippers have won the season. Ignoring his forgettable outing versus the Warriors, the guard has scored 21, 31, 23 in three games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-34
Brandon Ingram (NOP)
Ingram uses his length well at the wing position and is able to have an all-around impact. His scoring has been up and down so far and perhaps he will need to be more consistent. Still, he has scored 21 points or more in two of the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 31-44
A dependable long-range shooter, Graham is the primary ball-handler for this Pelicans team. After a fantastic start to the season, he is going through the coldest stretch of the season, scoring 12 or less in each of the last four games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-30
Zubac has earned the starting Center spot due to the decline of Ibaka caused by injuries and age. Ivica has grabbed eight or more boards multiple times this season and has also scored 8-14 points consistently.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33
LAC vs NOP LINEUP BALANCERS
- Nickeill Alexander-Walker(NOP) had 10 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game.
- Marcus Morris(LAC ) had 13 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists in the last game.
- Willy Hernangomez(NOP) had 10 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game.
- Eric Bledsoe(LAC ) had 13 points, 10 rebounds in the last game.
- Jaxson Hayes(NOP) had 15 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game.
- Terance Mann(LAC ) had 8 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in the last game.
- Josh Hart(NOP) had 6 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game.
LAC vs NOP Dream11 Team
PG: R Jackson, J Hart
SG: T Mann
SF: P George(SP)
PF: M Morris, J Hayes
C: I Zubac, J Valanciunas(PP)
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