Clippers vs Cavaliers: Injury Updates, Team News, Match Preview & Predictions

Match details

Fixture: Los Angeles Clippers vs Cleveland Cavaliers

Date & Time: Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 10:30 PM ET (Wednesday, 3:30 AM GMT)

Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles

Preview

After facing Los Angels Lakers on Monday, Cleveland Cavaliers will face a team from the other side of Los Angeles- the Clippers. The Cavaliers had started their game against Lakers confidently, but the Lakers were eventually too good for them. The game before that for the Cavaliers ended in an impressive 111-103 win over second-placed team in the Western Conference- Denver Nuggets. Kevin Love led the team in rebounds in thier win over the Nuggets. He also registered a double-double in the game against Lakers with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Their tough run of fixtures continues as they face Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.

The Clippers are will be coming into the game after having lost a game against Denver Nuggets. The loss saw them slip to fifth in the Western Conference with a win-loss record of 27-13. Clippers will be playing their third consecutive game without Paul George. Kawhi Leonard, however, has been leading for the Clippers, with over 30 points scored in each of the last two games. They will be confident of beating a Cavaliers side that are currently third from bottom in the Eastern Conference.

Kevin Love

Injury updates & team news

Los Angeles Clippers-

Injuries: Paul George (Hamstring)- Out

Expected starting line-up: Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Kawhi Leonard, Patrick Patterson, Ivica Zubac

Cleveland Cavaliers-

Injuries: Larry Nance Jr. (Knee)- Out, Ante Zizic (Illness)- Questionable, Kevin Porter Jr, (Knee)- Out

Expected starting line-up:

Predictions

The last three meetings between the two teams ended in a victory to the Los Angeles side. With the kind of season so far, very little suggests that would change in their fourth meeting. The Cleveland Cavaliers have scored an average of 105.1 points per game this season while allowing 113.3 points per game. With an average of 115.3 points per game, the Clippers would be looking to make another good haul of points on Tuesday.

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Saketh Kandadai