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

Published 04/28/2021, 2:00 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


After four successive wins, the Los Angeles Clippers lost their latest game against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Clippers now are two games away from toppling the Jazz as they have a record of 43 wins and 20 wins.

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The Phoenix Suns, meanwhile, snapped their losing streak with a resounding victory over the in-form Knicks. They now are only a game away from being the best team in the league with a record of 43 wins and 18 losses.

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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Predictions

The Suns have a relatively healthy side, while the Clippers might miss their superstar Kawhi Leonard. Though the Clippers may be in great form lately, but based on the personnel available, Phoenix have a slight edge in this matchup.

Los Angeles Clippers’ injury updates and predicted lineup

The Clippers, who put up a pretty depleted side in their latest game against the Pelicans, understandably lost the game 120-103. While superstar Kawhi Leonard might be missing from the team, Paul George has truly flourished in the last 10 games, averaging 28.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game.

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

Facing off against the Suns, the Clippers might miss some key starters through injuries. Starting center Serge Ibaka is still struggling for fitness as he recovers from a back injury. Guard Patrick Beverley is sidelined with a hand injury. Superstar Kawhi Leonard is doubtful as he is recovering from a foot injury.

Forwards Nicolas Batum and Amir Coffey are questionable as they recover from a shoulder and a tailbone injury, respectively. The Clippers will look to come back to winning ways against a Western Conference rival in the Phoenix Suns.

Probable Lineup

Reggie Jackson (G)

Luke Kennard (F)

Paul George (G)

Marcus Morris Sr. (F)

Ivica Zubac (C)

Phoenix Suns’ Injury updates and lineup prediction

After suffering two successive losses at the hands of the Nets and the Celtics, the Suns came back to winning ways with their latest 118-110 victory against the Knicks, who were in a nine game winning row.

Feb 13, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) and Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) celebrate during the second half against the Philadelphia 76ers at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Suns might miss some key players due to injury concerns. Starting forward Jae Crowder is questionable as he recovers from an ankle injury. Dario Saric is also questionable with an ankle injury. Guard Langston Galloway is out due to personal reasons while rotational guard Abdel Nader is recovering from a knee injury.

The Suns will look to win this game against the Clippers if they want to challenge for the number one spot and build a gap from the Clippers, who are the third seed.

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 Phoenix Suns and the LA Clippers? 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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