Will Kawhi Leonard & Paul George Play Tonight? Los Angeles Clippers vs Detroit Pistons – Predictions, Injury Updates & Lineup

Published 04/11/2021, 2:24 PM EDT
Mar 27, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; LA Clippers guard Paul George (13) shoots the ball during the first half against the Philadelphia 76ers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Clippers won their fourth game in a row as they defeated the Houston Rockets. They now have an overall record of 36 wins and 18 losses and are currently the third seed in the Western Conference.


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The Detroit Pistons lost their most recent game against a tough opposition in the Portland Trail Blazers. They now have an overall record of 16 wins and 37 losses and are currently the worst team in the Eastern Conference.

The Clippers face off against the Pistons tonight at 10 PM EST. Let’s look at the injury reports and the probable lineups of the teams.


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The Clippers are coming off of a four game winning streak. Given the run of form they are in, and how inconsistent the Pistons have been throughout the season, the Clippers are clear favorites in this matchup.

Los Angeles Clippers’ injury updates and predicted lineup

The Clippers had a comfortable victory in their last game as they blew out the Rockets 126-109. Despite missing superstar Paul George, the Clippers saw Kawhi Leonard absolutely dominate Houston with a 31-point performance.

The Clippers will miss multiple players due to injuries. Backup guard Jay Scrubb is out indefinitely with a foot injury. Center Serge Ibaka might be a week or two away from suiting up for the team as he recovers from a back injury.

Mar 24, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) reacts after scoring a basket against the San Antonio Spurs the first quarter at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Starting guard Patrick Beverley is out with a hand injury. Point guard Rajon Rondo is questionable with a groin injury. Kawhi Leonard might be rested against Pistons.

The Clippers are in great form ahead of the game against Pistons and are clear favorites in the matchup.

Probable Lineup

Reggie Jackson (G)

Luke Kennard (G)

Paul George (F)

Nicolas Batum (F)

Ivica Zubac (C)

Detroit Pistons injury updates and lineup prediction

The Pistons were blown away by the Portland Trail Blazers in their previous game as the Blazers defeated them 118-103. This was their 37th defeat of the season.

Jan 28, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant (9) handles the ball while defended by Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) during the fourth quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit will be missing three key players against the Clippers. Talisman Jerami Grant is sidelined with a knee injury. Veteran guard Wayne Ellington might be rested against the Clippers. Forward Rodney McGruder is indefinitely out with an elbow injury.

The Pistons will hope to pull off an upset victory against the Clippers.

Probable Lineup

Cory Joseph (G)

Dennis Smith Jr. (G)


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Josh Jackson (F)

Saddiq Bey (F)

Mason Plumlee (C)


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Who will win between the LA Clippers and the Detroit Pistons? Let us know in the comments below.


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.