Clippers will face the Blazers tonight, as the latter try to cement their position in the Western Conference table. Check out the match preview and TV Schedule for the game.
Both teams come into this game with a victory on Thursday night. The Clippers defeated the Dallas Mavericks 126-111 while the Trailblazers defeated the Nuggets 125-115. The Trailblazers now are only half-a-game behind the 8th placed Memphis Grizzlies.
A win tonight for the Blazers and they will be rightly go above the Grizzlies in the Western Conference table. With the kind of form they have been in, they truly deserve that.
The Clippers come into this match-up with a lot of confidence. Leonard ended up with 29 points and Paul George scored 24 points against the Mavericks in their last game.
The Clippers support cast has been chipping in with the goods as well, especially Zubac. With Pat Bev, Harell and Lou Williams set to join the team soon, the Clippers look pretty solid heading into the playoffs.
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) August 7, 2020
Where to watch Clippers vs Blazers on TV and Online?
The game is set to tip-off at 1 PM ET today.
The game will be live-streamed on Fubo.tv.
Fans across the world can also watch it on NBA TV with the help of the NBA League Pass.
TNT, NBC Sports Northwest, TSN and Fox Sports Prime Ticket will also be broadcasting the game.
How are the teams lined up?
Damian Lillard struggled during the initial games of the NBA 2020 restart. His shooting remained a bit rusty. However, he redeemed himself against the Mavs. He connected 11-out-of-18 3-pointers. He finished with 45 points and provided 12 assists.
If the Blazers want to keep doing what they are doing, Lillard needs to be the driving force.
Nurkic, Gary Trent Jr and Carmelo Anthony have been contributing some very important plays all through the Bubble restart. Melo’s clutch 3s have been on point and both Nurkic and Gary Trent Jr ha been brilliant with their transition play.
Predicted starting lineup: Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Carmelo Anthony, Zach Collins, Jusuf Nurkic
Los Angeles Clippers
Clippers have been playing some enviable basketball in the Bubble. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are carrying the offensive as well as defensive mantle, with the other starters making some important plays.
Once their bench players are back for them, the Clippers should have the best possible lineup to clinch that NBA title. However, against a Lillard led Blazers, even the Clippers will have to be totally locked in, if they want to get a win out of this.
Predicted Lineup: Landry Shamet, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Marcus Morris Sr., Ivica Zubac