The Suns are second in the Western Conference standings with a 43-18 record, while the Clippers are right behind them in third with a 43-20 record.
Fixture: LA Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns | NBA Season 2020-21.
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 28th; 10:00 PM ET (Thursday, 29th April; 7:30 AM IST).
Venue: Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix
LA Clippers Preview
The LA Clippers are coming off a shock 103-120 battering at the hands of the New Orleans Pelicans, a game in which no Clippers player scored more than 17 points. The LA Clippers offense has failed quite rarely this season, managing to register a second-best 118 offensive rating.
Marcus Morris Sr. and Reggie Jackson have played an integral role in the LA Clippers' success, averaging 13.6 and 10.5 points, respectively. The LA Clippers have been an extremely efficient team in the 2020/21 campaign, leading the league in both 3-point and free-throw percentages.
Key Player - Paul George
In Kawhi Leonard's absence, the responsibility of leading the LA Clippers' offense will fall on Paul George's shoulders. After a relatively poor 2019/20, George has bounced back in style, averaging an impressive 23.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. He is shooting an impeccable 42.4% from the deep while tallying 1.2 steals per contest.
George is on a revenge tour against his critics and tomorrow's game against the Phoenix Suns serves as a perfect opportunity for him to answer back.
LA Clippers Predicted Lineup
Point Guard - Reggie Jackson; Shooting Guard - Terance Mann; Small Forward - Paul George; Power Forward - Marcus Morris; Center - Ivica Zubac.
Phoenix Suns Preview
The Phoenix Suns are one of the few teams in the NBA who rank in the top 10 in terms of both offense and defense. They have moved the ball extremely well and, as a result, have registered the fifth-highest assists in the league. The Suns have shot brilliantly from the field, making 49% of their shot attempts.
Chris Paul has been a monumental acquisition for the Phoenix Suns, as the veteran point guard has averaged 16 points, 8.7 assists and 4.7 rebounds. Mikal Bridges has also been a key part of Monty Williams' plans, putting up 13 points and 4 rebounds apart from playing some strong defense.
Key Player - Devin Booker
Devin Booker has been on a tear this season, averaging 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game. Having improved his playmaking and defense, Booker looks like a different player with Chris Paul beside him in the backcourt. Booker has played a talisman-like role for the Suns, making some crucial shots in the closing minutes of the game on several occasions.
The 24-year-old has looked in phenomenal touch and his teammates will expect him to go off against the LA Clippers tomorrow.
Phoenix Suns Predicted Lineup
Point Guard - Chris Paul; Shooting Guard - Devin Booker; Small Forward - Torrey Craig; Power Forward - Mikal Bridges; Center - DeAndre Ayton.
Clippers vs. Suns Prediction
The Phoenix Suns will be the favorites to win the clash, especially considering the fact that Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out of the game. Devin Booker and Chris Paul have been in sublime form and the Suns should prevail tomorrow at their home arena.
Where to Watch Clippers vs. Suns
The LA Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns game will be available on ESPN. The game will be televised locally on Bally Sports Southern California and Bally Sports Arizona. The match can also be streamed live with an NBA League Pass too.