Los Angeles Clippers (47-23) will take on Denver Nuggets (46-25) for the 2nd seed in the West. Here we look at the Match Preview and TV Schedule for the game.
Today 4 matches are to be played, and the most intriguing matchup is the last one. Both Clippers and Nuggets can finish behind the Lakers. If Clippers walk out with a win tonight, they will cement their 2nd spot in the West with 48 wins, but if Nuggets can sneak a win here, they will equal with Clippers, and things will go down to the final seeding game.
In today’s match, the two sides will look to improve their 3-3 record in Orlando. The two sides lost their previous game; Clippers lost to Nets 120-129, and Nuggets lost to Western Conference leader Lakers 121-124.
It will be interesting to see if the stars players from both sides get an extensive run tonight, with the playoffs just round the corner. A 2nd seed though will fetch them a match up with the Doncic led Mavs, whereas 3rd seed would set one up with the struggling Jazz.
It’s a conundrum that both these sides will need to address when they take the court tomorrow. Lose and maybe get the 3rd seed and an easier outing against Jazz; or win, keep the 2nd seed and face the high flying Mavs.
Where to watch Clippers vs. Nuggets on TV and Online?
The game is scheduled at 9:00 PM (ET) and can be watched on the following platforms:
- NBA TV (Accessed through NBA League Pass)
- Fox Sports Prime Ticket
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Clippers vs. Nuggets Preview
Nikola Jokic has been the driving force for Nuggets, whereas Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have been the top options for Clippers. Both teams have some minor injuries, and today’s game will see some big names off-court.
Patrick Beverley (calf), Landry Shamet (foot) and Montrezl Harrell (self-isolation) are out for Clippers tonight. For Nuggets Will Barton (knee), Gary Harris (hip), and Vlatko Cancar (foot) are out and Jerami Grant is doubtful for the match.
Lakers, Clippers, Nuggets, and Rockets are the top contenders for the Western Conference Final. Leonard is firing for Clippers as the 6-Foot-7 has scored 20+ plus points in the last five games. In the previous defeat against Nets, he scored 39 points with 6 assists.
The Clippers have their entire roster in the Bubble now and would be itching to play with their full bench strength. Come the playoffs, the Clippers are going to be a force to reckon with.
Denver’s forward Michael Porter Jr. has added 124 points in his last five encounters. alongside Nikola Jokic, Porter can get his side past Clippers to equal them on record.
The game can bend towards the side who starts with a stronger lineup. The teams will look to rest their regular starters ahead of the playoffs. Nuggets can pull off this game with Jokic and Porter by their side.
The probable lineup for Nuggets
Michael Porter Jr.
The probable lineup for Clippers
Marcus Morris Sr.