Before starting anything, it’s worth mentioning that the Los Angeles Clippers have robbed us of what could have been a monumental scrimmage at Staples Center after choosing to give superstar Kawhi Leonard a day off. It means, the Clippers will be hosting Giannis Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center without their best player on the court.
Though Leonard’s absence increases Bucks’ chances of winning the scrimmage at Staples Center, the Greek-freak won’t take this decision with open arms. Had Leonard been in the game, it would have been personal for Giannis after Toronto Raptors’ win over Bucks in the last season’s Eastern Conference finals. Of course, Leonard was the biggest antagonist in that series for Giannis and his Bucks team.
In terms of the current season, Bucks are 4th in the Eastern having opened the season with five wins from the first seven games. They are 2-1 at home and 3-1 in away games. The two defeats for Bucks came one at home, 126-131 defeat to Miami Heat and 116-105 loss away at Boston Celtics. But Bucks will travel to Los Angeles on the back of three straight wins.
While Clippers are 5-2 from the first seven games. Two surprise defeats came against Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns, both the road. They are 4-0 at Stapes Center this season.
Captain options and the players who can make the difference:
Giannis Antetokounmpo: As Kawhi Leonard out due to load management, the reigning MVP is the non-sense choice for any Dream11 player in this particular game.
Lou Williams: He will most probably be in the starting five. He is averaging more than 20 points per game this season and is one of the best sixth men in the NBA at the moment.
Montrezl Harrell: Aggression is what makes him a unique player in this Clippers team. He is effective inside the pain irrespective of the end.
Khris Middleton: Bucks’ 2nd best player is averaging 19.4 points per game this season.
Teams: Los Angeles Clippers vs Milwaukee Bucks
Match Timing: November 07, 08:30 AM
Venue: Staples Center
Los Angeles Clippers vs Milwaukee Bucks probable team news:
As mentioned above, Kawhi Leonard will be missing the match due to rest purposes. It has come as a surprise as the match is a national fixture on ESPN, in the USA and Canada.
Paul George remains on the sideline at the moment but he jas upped his rehabilitation having returned to the light training last week.
Bucks: No reported injury concerns or suspension to contend with for the visitors.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Milwaukee Bucks probable 5:
Los Angeles Clippers: Landry Shamet, Patrick Patterson, Ivica Zubac, Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams
Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, Eric Bledsoe, Wesley Matthews
Los Angeles Clippers: Patrick Beverley, JaMychal Green, Maurice Harkless, Montrezl Harrell, Terance Mann, Rodney McGruder, Johnathan Motley, Patrick Patterson, Jerome Robinson, Landry Shamet, Lou Williams, Ivica Zubac
Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Pat Connaughton, Donte DiVincenzo, Kyle Korver, George Hill, Sterling Brown, Ersan İlyasova, Brook Lopez, Eric Bledsoe, Robin Lopez, Frank Mason, Wesley Matthews, Khris Middleton
LAC vs MIL DREAM11 teams:
PG: P Beverley, G Hill
SG: L Shamet, L Williams
SF: K Middleton
PF: J Green, G Antetokounmpo (SP)
C: B Lopez
PG: P Beverley
SG: L Shamet
SF: K Middleton, M Harkless
PF: J Green, E Ilyasova, G Antetokounmpo (SP)
C: M Harrell