LAC vs TOR DREAM11: The Toronto Raptors face Kawhi Leonard and Los Angeles Clippers in a math-up between the two giants of each conferences. This will be the first time that Kawhi Leonard comes face to face against his former teammates with whom he lifted the NBA title last season.
The Raptors are coming off a high-profile win over the Los Angeles Lakers, as Nick Nurse’s men down Lebron James and Co. 104-113 at Staples Center. Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet both dropped double-double with the bench, in particular, making a huge difference, The Raptors got 43 points from their 2nd unit.
It was Raptors’ 3rd straight win as they continue to defy the odds and expectations in the early going.
While the Clippers had a tough outing against the Portland Trail Blazers in the last game. They had to dig deep in the fourth quarter to win the game 107-101 at Staples Center.
Teams: Los Angeles Clippers vs Toronto Raptors
Venue: Staples Center
Match Timing: November 12, @ 09:00 AM
Clippers: Despite the rumors that Paul George could make his much-awaited return in this game, he won’t play in this game with Clippers ruling him out from this game. The former Oklahoma City Thunder superstar is yet to feature for the Clippers and play alongside Kawhi Leonard as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury.
No other reported injury concerns or suspension to concerns with the Clippers. Kawhi Leonard should play this game.
Clippers to choose from: Montrezl Harrell, Terance Mann, Rodney McGruder, Patrick Patterson, Patrick Beverley, JaMychal Green, Maurice Harkless, Landry Shamet, Lou Williams, Ivica Zubac
Raptors: According to reports, superstar Kyle Lowry will be re-valuated in two-week time. He suffered a finger injury against New Orleans Pelicans last week. The back-up big man Serge Ibaka is also out for the indefinite period due to an injury. Meanwhile, Patrick McCaw remains a long-term absentee for the Raptors due to a knee injury.
Expected squad: Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol, Norman Powell, Terence Davis, Patrick McCaw, Johnson, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Thomas, Chris Boucher, Dewan Hernandez, Malcolm Miller, Isaiah Taylor
Kawhi Leonard: The best player of last season is up and running for the Clippers, showing why he is being considered as one of the best two-way players ever to grace this sport. The reigning NBA MVP is averaging a team-high 29.0 points per game this season.
Pascal Siakam: Leonard’s heir and from what we have seen, the title is no exaggeration. The 25-year-old is averaging a team-high 27.4 points per game this season and is fresh off dismantling the Lakers in the last game.
Lou Williams: Arguably, the best player to come off the bench. The 33-year-old is averaging 22.4 points per game this season.
Clippers vs Raptors starting five:
Clippers: Kawhi Leonard, Patrick Patterson, Ivica Zubac, Patrick Beverley, Landry Shamet
Raptors: Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby, Marc Gasol, Fred VanVleet, Norman Powell
SG: N Powell, L Williams
SF: Kawhi (SP)
PF: Siakam, Boucher, P Patteson
C: I Zubac
PG: VanVleet, P Beverley
SG: N Powell
SF: Kawhi (SP)
PF: Siakam, Boucher
C: I Zubac, Harrell