LAC vs HOU Dream11: Houston Rockets will be looking to get back to winning when they hit the road for a game against the fellow Western Conference rivals Los Angeles Clippers, at Staples Center. The Rockets’ 8-game winning run came to an end in the last game as Denver Nuggets beat them 105-95 at Pepsi Center. With the win, the Nuggets stretched their own winning run to three games and now sit 2nd on the table. While the Rockets are 1-4 on the season now and are 3rd on the points table.
Los Angeles Clippers, on the other hand, come into this game on the back of the three-game winning run, following a close and overtime 107-104 win over Boston Celtics. It was the first game where Kawhi Leonard and Paul George shared the court for the Clippers.
Teams: Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets
Venue: Staples Center
Match Timing: November 23, @ 09:00 AM
James Harden: He is your no-nonsense choice for the captain in this game. The 2018 NBA MVP looks to be motivated to get his MVP crown back from Greek-Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo. He is scoring at 38.4 points per game.
Kawhi Leonard: The reigning NBA finals MVP will be looking to avenge his team’s loss to the Rockets just a few weeks ago. The former Toronto Raptors star is averaging 25.8 points per game, and leads the team in rebounds (8.6 per game) and steals (2.2 per game) so far in the season.
Paul George: He is leading the scoring charts for the Clippers as he averages 28.3 points per game. He is more than capable of winning the game on his own.
Russell Westbrook: Playing as a second fiddle to James Harden, but that doesn’t make him his sidekick or number two in the team. He is after all the 2017 NBA MVP and the king of triple-doubles.
Los Angeles Clippers: Landry Shamet is the only player who is listed as out ahead of this game.
Houston Rockets: Gerald Green (foot) is out for the rest of the season while Eric Gordon (knee) is expected to miss a couple of weeks. Danuel House (shoulder injury) and Nene Hilario (groin) will also miss the game.
Los Angeles Clippers: Kawhi Leonard, Maurice Harkless, Ivica Zubac, Patrick Beverley, Paul George
Houston Rockets: P. J. Tucker, Thabo Sefolosha / Patrick Patterson, Clint Capela, James Harden, Russell Westbrook
Los Angeles Clippers: Montrezl Harrell, Kawhi Leonard, Terance Mann, Rodney McGruder, Patrick Beverley, JaMychal Green, Maurice Harkless, Patrick Patterson, Jerome Robinson, Lou Williams, Ivica Zubac
Houston Rockets: Thabo Sefolosha, Clint Capela, Tyson Chandler, Gary Clark, Eric Gordon, James Harden, Isaiah Hartenstein, Danuel House Jr., Ben McLemore, Austin Rivers, P.J. Tucker, Russell Westbrook, Chris Clemons
PG: P Beverley, T Mann
SG: J Harden (SP)
SF: P George, T Sefolosha
PF: J Green
C: M Harrell, C Capela
PG: P Beverley, T Mann, A Rivers
SG: J Harden (SP)
SF: P George
PF: J Green, P Tucker
C: C Capela