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

Published 04/08/2021, 6:20 PM EDT
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 Los Angeles Clippers won their second game in a row as they beat the Portland Trail Blazers in their previous game. With their latest win, the Clippers now have a record of 34 wins and 18 losses and are the third seed in the Western Conference.


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Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns made a massive statement with their latest victory against the Jazz. The Suns now have the second-best record in the league and are only behind the Utah Jazz with their 36 wins and 14 losses record.

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


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The Suns are in amazing form lately and have a healthy squad as well. The Clippers are also in decent form going into this game, but considering how dangerous the Suns have been lately in both ends of the floor, they are surely the favorites against the Clippers.

Los Angeles Clippers’ injury updates and predicted lineup

The Clippers blew out a relatively stacked Trail Blazers team 133-116. Much of it was because of the amazing performance by their superstar Paul George who scored a game high 36 points.

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 Clippers will be missing some key players due to injuries. Backup shooting guard Jay Scrubb is sidelined due to a foot injury. Center Serge Ibaka is also out sidelined with back injury and is unavailable against the Blazers.

The Clippers face off against a Suns side who are coming off of a victory over the Utah Jazz. Given the form Phoenix are in this might make up for an interesting battle.

Probable Lineup

Patrick Beverley (G)

Paul George (G)

Kawhi Leonard (F)

Nicolas Batum (F)

Ivica Zubac (C)

Phoenix Suns: Injury updates and lineup prediction

The Suns won their seventh game in a row as they beat the number one seed in the Western Conference, the Utah Jazz, 117-113 in a thrilling OT game. They are now only one and half games behind the Jazz from becoming the best team in the league.

Jan 1, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) and guard Chris Paul (3) and Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) and center Deandre Ayton (22) and forward Jae Crowder (99) react following a fourth quarter time out against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Suns will be missing rotational guard Abdel Nader, who is recovering from a knee injury. Apart from Nader, the Suns have a relatively healthy side available against the Clippers.

Phoenix has been in an impeccable form of late. Given that they are facing another Western Conference juggernaut in the Clippers, we are in for a blockbuster ride.

Probable Lineup

Chris Paul (G)

Devin Booker (G)


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Mikal Bridges (F)

Cameron Johnson (F)

DeAndre Ayton (C)


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Who will win between the LA Clippers and the Phoenix Suns? 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.