Los Angeles Clippers vs Brooklyn Nets - 18/03/2019 Preview

This is a match of NBA between Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets, at Staples Center, the home of Los Angeles. We think Los Angeles Clippers vs Brooklyn Nets is an exciting match, so please review our thoughts here below.

 

Los Angeles Clippers

Currently, Clippers are in the 8th place of the Western Conference standings (39-30) and it looks like they have already saved this playoff spot. LA has been playing well lately as they won 4 out of their last 5 games. It was their offense that led them to victories. In these games, Clippers averaged 120.3ppg. Of course, we can say that home court advantage helped them a lot as 4 of these games were played in the Staples Center. In home games, LA is 20-13.

Lou Williams has an amazing month. He is leading his team in points and assists per game, in March. Lou averages 25ppg and 4.7apg. The most amazing thing is that he is doing it while coming off the bench. In LA’s last game against the Thunder, he became NBA’s all-time leading bench scorer, which is a huge achievement.
Danilo Gallinari is listed as questionable due to an ankle injury. Luc Mbah a Moute is considered as out due to a knee injury. These players are very important for the team as Gallinari is one of the best teams scorers with 19.3ppg. Mbah a Moute isn’t that important in the offense, but he makes is work on the defensive end.
This season’s leaders: Lou Williams (20.2ppg, 5.4apg,), Danilo Gallinari (18.7ppg, 6.0rpg), Montrezl Harrell (15.9pg, 6.7rpg).

 

Brooklyn Nets

Currently, Nets are in the 6th place of the Eastern Conference standings (36-34) and looks to keep this position until the end of the regular season. Brooklyn is in good shape lately as they won 4 of their last 5 games. And these wins were mainly because of their defense as they allowed the only 98ppg. In road games, Nets are not playing very well on road 15-18.

So overall, Brooklyn is a defensive minded team that plays an unselfish style of basketball. Even 10 players in this team average above 9 points per game. Almost every player dishes at least one assist per game, so this means that the coach’s gameplan is to move the basketball and it is working very well so far this season. However, every team has to have a leader. And Brooklyn’s leader is D’Angelo Russell. This young man made it to his 1st all-star selection and is playing his breakout season as he averages 20.2ppg and dishes 6.8apg. He is leading his team all the way from the start of the game and until the last, clutch moments.
The injury report is not giving much positivity for Brooklyn. Allen Crabbe, DeMarre Carrol, and Shabazz Napier are listed as questionable and all of these players are very important for the Nets. Treveon Graham is out for this game, but this is not a big problem for Brooklyn as he is not that much of a difference maker.
Brooklyn’s leaders this season: D’Angelo Russell (20.2ppg, 6.8apg, 1.1stlpg), Spencer Dinwiddie (17.2ppg, 5.0apg, 2.4rpg), Caris LeVert (14.9ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.8rpg).

 

H2H

Statistically, these teams are more or less equal. But if we would look from last 5 games perspective, this is a clash of defensive and offensive with Brooklyn being a defensive team and Los Angeles — offensive. These teams saw each other only one time earlier this season and Clippers came victorious 119-127. But now, many things have changed. Clippers lost their star player Tobias Harris and Caris LeVert is back in the lineup, for Brooklyn. The only thing is that this game does not have big importance so both teams could be resting their main players. Leaders for the Clippers were: Danilo Gallinari (28pts, 2ast, 3rebs), Motrezl Harrell (16pts, 10rebs), Lou Williams (16pts, 5ass). Brooklyn’s leaders were: Jarret Allen (24pts, 11rebs), D’Angelo Russell (23pts, 10ast), Joe Harris (19pts, 4ast).

 

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