NBA Playoffs: LA Clippers Starting Lineup Against Dallas Mavericks for Game 7 Tonight

Published 06/06/2021, 3:37 PM EDT
May 30, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; LA Clippers guard Terance Mann (14) and center Ivica Zubac (40) celebrate with teammates during the first quarter against the Dallas Mavericks in game four in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports


The LA Clippers are facing off against the Dallas Mavericks in an exciting Game 7 matchup. Despite having the home court advantage, the Clippers simply haven’t taken advantage of the same, losing 3 games in a row at the Staples Center.

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Prior to the start of the series, the Clippers were clear favorites to win this series. Given the number of premier defenders they have in their roster, Kawhi and Co. were expected to put the clamps on Dallas.

But that clearly hasn’t been the case. The Clippers haven’t found any answer to limit Luka Doncic so far. Be it double teams or Patrick Beverley guarding him, Doncic has been unstoppable.

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In the 6 games he has played so far, the 2-time All-Star is averaging 34.0 points, 9.7 assists and 8.0 rebounds per game. But in the last game, Kawhi Leonard finally showcased his defensive prowess as he limited Doncic to only 29 points and went on to score 45 points.

With home court advantage, the Clippers organisation will hope that their superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George can get going.

If ‘the Klaw’ can maintain his average of 32.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists against the Mavs, and PG13 can add 25 points, the Clippers might find themselves in the second round.

LA Clippers starting lineup against Dallas Mavericks

This is a must-win game for the Clippers. In the last 3 games in Staples, the Clippers have been pretty disappointing with their team underperforming. Can Kawhi and Co. close it out in the Staples Center?

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Reggie Jackson (G)

Paul George (G)

Kawhi Leonard (F)

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Marcus Morris (F)

Nicolas Batum (C)

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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