Will Kawhi Leonard & Paul George Play Tonight? Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers – Predictions, Injury Updates & Lineups

Published 05/01/2021, 11:27 PM EDT
Dec 25, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George (13) celebrates with forward Serge Ibaka (9) and forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during a timeout in the third quarter against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Clippers lost their second game in succession against the Phoenix Suns. They now have a record of 43 wins and 21 losses and are the third seed in the Western Conference.

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The Denver Nuggets, meanwhile, extended their winning streak to four games with a victory over the Raptors. With their latest victory, they have a record of 42 wins and 21 losses, and they are the fourth seed in the West.

The Clippers face off against the Nuggets tonight at 10:00 PM EST. Take a look at the predicted lineups and the injury updates.

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Predictions

The Denver Nuggets are in tremendous form right now and going up against a Clippers side who are pretty short-handed right now. Given their form, the Nuggets have a slight edge over the Clippers.

Los Angeles Clippers’ injury updates and predicted lineup

The short-handed Clippers side suffered their second successive loss at the hands of the Phoenix Suns, who defeated them 109-101. Despite their loss, superstar Paul George is in some form for the last ten games averaging 29.7 points, 5.0 assists, and 7.4 rebounds per game.

Mar 14, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; LA Clippers guard Paul George (13) and forward Kawhi Leonard (2) react to a play from the bench against New Orleans Pelicans during the second half at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

The Clippers might be missing some key players through injuries. Serge Ibaka is sidelined with a back injury. Guard Patrick Beverley is out with a hand injury. Superstar Kawhi Leonard is still sidelined due to a foot injury.

Amir Coffey is questionable as he recovers from a tailbone injury. Their next game against the Nuggets is a must win as a loss might result in them slipping to the fourth seed in the Western Conference.

Probable Lineup

Reggie Jackson (G)

Luke Kennard (F)

Paul George (G)

Marcus Morris Sr. (F)

Ivica Zubac (C)

Denver Nuggets- Injury updates and predicted lineup

The Nuggets are on a roll right now as they won their fourth game in a row. Despite missing Jamal Murray, the Nuggets have won eight of their last nine games.

Mar 13, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) talks with Denver Nuggets guard Facundo Campazzo (7) and guard PJ Dozier (35) in the second quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Nuggets will have some major injury concerns. Jamal Murray is out for the rest of the season due to an ACL injury, Monte Morris and Will Barton both are sidelined with hamstring injuries. Center Zeke Nnaji is questionable with an ankle injury.

The Nuggets will look to extend their winning run to five games as they might leapfrog the Clippers for the third spot in the West.

Probable Lineup

Facundo Campazzo (G)

Will Barton (G)

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Michael Porter Jr. (F)

Aaron Gordon (F)

Nikola Jokic (C)

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Who will win between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Denver Nuggets? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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