2021-02-24
Washington Wizards
Los Angeles Clippers
League : NBA

Los Angeles Clippers vs Washington Wizards Prediction & Preview



 

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An Eastern Conference team and a Western conference team will face off against each other on Tuesday as the Washington Wizards travel to the STAPLES Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers. Washington enters this game with an 11-17 record after beating Los Angeles on the road by three points in its last game while Los Angeles enters this game with a 22-10 record after losing to Brooklyn at home by four points in its last game. This game will start at 10:00 P.M. EST.

 

Wizards Look To Extend Their Winning Streak

The Washington Wizards enter this game in great form as they have won each of their last five games including a three-point overtime victory against the Los Angeles Lakers on the road in their last game. In that game, Washington's offense was great as it scored 127 points while shooting 49.0% from the floor. Now, Washington will be looking to extend its winning streak with another road game up next. Luckily, this game will be played at the exact same arenas as yesterday's game so the Wizards will not need to make any additional travel plans.

 

Leading the Wizards offensively is star guard Bradley Beal who is averaging a team-high 32.9 points per game along with 5.2 rebounds per game. In addition, he is averaging a team-high 1.4 steals per game as he has been very active on both sides of the ball.

 

Washington's most underrated player is forward Rui Hachimura who is averaging 13.4 points per game along with 5.5 rebounds per game. In addition, he is only averaging 1.0 turnovers per game as he has been very careful with the basketball.

 

Clippers Look To Get Back On Track

The Los Angeles Clippers enter this game in a bit of a slump as they have lost two of their last three games including a four-point home loss against the Brooklyn Nets in their last game. In that game, Los Angeles' defense struggled as it allowed 112 points while only forcing six turnovers. However, that underwhelming defensive performance was a bit surprising since the Clippers are only allowing 108.8 points per game. Now, Los Angeles will be looking to get back on track with another home game up next. Luckily, the Clippers have won 11 of their first 17 home games this season as they have looked extremely comfortable at the STAPLES Center up to this point.

 

Leading the Clippers offensively is star forward Kawhi Leonard who is averaging a team-high 26.8 points per game along with 5.0 assists per game. In addition, he is averaging a team-high 1.7 steals per game as he has been very active on both sides of the ball.

 

"They called it, so there's nothing you can do about it now. I'm not a big complain guy, but some guys said he had his arm before Kawhi was able to push off. I don't know, because I didn't look at it. To me, the game was over, and there was nothing you could do about it, so it is what it is."






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