LA Clippers to show defense efficiency

LA Clippers to show defense efficiency

The LA Clippers will meet the OKC Thunder, taking advantage of their high defense efficiency rate. Both teams are coming from the first game of their back-to-back meetings, where it was the Thunder who won their previous match. That match ended in a 101-100 score, and the Clippers had their chances. However, the Thunder just dominated that match, and are lucky to be able to protect their lead until the dying seconds. Clippers on the other hand is looking to bounce back from their loss against the Thunder. Clippers will once again host this match on March 24, 2023, at 10:30 AM (GMT+8).

This will be the fourth and the last meeting these two teams will have this regular season. The three matches prior to this matches are all won by the visitors. Coming into this match, the hosts are hopeful to at least get a win in their fourth and final regular season match. However, the visitors has the same aim getting the win to sweep their series, boosting their confidence. In the Western Conference standings, these two teams are three places below each other with the hosts in a better place. They are at the fifth of the standings with 38 wins from their 73 games. The visitors on the other hand are at the eighth, with 36 wins from their 72 matches.

LA Clippers

NBA: LA Clippers
Photo courtesy of USA TODAY Sports

It is unfortunate that the Clippers dropped their second straight home loss during their match against the Thunder. This loss also marks their second loss in their last three matches, which is why they wanted to overturn their results. This season, they are doing just fine at home, winning 19 of their 36 games. However, now that they might play the remaining regular season games without George, they are now with a “Next man up” mindset. However, they are not doing well from beyond the arc, only having 12 successful shots from their 21 attempts. Additionally, they are also not doing well beyond the arc, shooting only six of their 31 attempts. Offensively, they are at the 23rd with 112.7 points per game, and ninth in defense, allowing 112.4 points per game.

Paul George, who leads the Clippers with 23.8 points per game, will be out for several weeks due to the injury he sustained last game. With that, Kawhi Leonard is expected to lead the Clippers, having 23.7 points per game. Aside from George, Clippers will also be without Brandon Boston Jr., and Normal Powell.

OKC Thunder

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder
Photo courtesy of Sarah Phipps

The Thunder is looking to sweep their regular season series against the Clippers by winning this match. Their win against the Clippers on their last match is their eighth win in their last 10 games. However, playing on the road do not work in their favor, winning just 14 of their 35 games on the road. On their last match, the Thunder has a five-point lead into the half, even gave opportunity for the Clippers to climb back. Luguentz Dort, who collided with George stood firm that he did not do the collision on purpose. From the field, they are only averaging 46.7% in that area. However, they are doing well in the free-throw line, shooting over 80.7%. They are the fourth in offense with 117.6 points per game, and ninth in defense, allowing 112.4 points per game.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads the Thunder scoring 31.4 points per game. However, other members need to step-up as well. Unfortunately, Kenrich Williams, and Chet Holmgren are both unavailable in this game.


LA Clippers
Total Under: 117.5
Odds: 0.89

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