The LA Clippers take on the Washington Wizards tonight. For the Clippers, they have squandered their early season momentum, thanks to some losses. They most recently lost to the Brooklyn Nets in a close game, which many believed could be an NBA Finals preview. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George will be looking to improve their form.
The Wizards, on the other hand, have finally started to build some momentum. They are currently on a five-game winning streak, including a win over Los Angeles Lakers last night. Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook are showing signs of the chemistry and dynamism the Wizards had hoped to see at the start of their pairing together.
The Clippers have most of their key players available for the game. Daniel Oturu and Jay Scrubb remain out with their own respective injuries. However, players like Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are fit and ready to go. Other stars like Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, and Nicolas Batum will also be available.
PREDICTED LINE-UP: Patrick Beverley, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Nicolas Batum, Ivica Zubac
Washington Wizards have been struggling with significant injuries to key players. Thomas Bryant suffered a season-ending injury earlier in the season. Whereas Ish Smith suffered a quad injury which ruled him out for the foreseeable future. However, Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook will still be available for selection.
PREDICTED LINE-UP: Russell Westbrook, Bradley Beal, Garrison Mathews, Rui Hachimura, Moritz Wagner
The Clippers enter this game in the mixed form so far. They’ve lost two of their last four games. Whereas the Wizards are still on a five-game winning streak, especially on their Western Conference road trip. After their win over the Lakers, the Wizards may feel confident about their chances. But the Clippers have shown how good they can be too many times.
PREDICTION: LA Clippers end the Wizards’ solid form so far with a statement win at Staples.
Who will win between the Clippers and the Wizards? Both teams are hoping to build some momentum and get an important win ahead of the upcoming All-Star break next month. But neither team will have an easy task ahead of them.
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