Los Angeles Clippers vs Chicago Bulls Preview and Predictions -12-14-2019
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Chicago Bulls
NBA: Saturday, December 14, United Center, Chicago, Illinois, 8:00 PM ET
The Los Angeles Clippers are on a road trip at the moment. They opened it with a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks but managed to connect three wins since, including the latest one over the Toronto Raptors. The Clippers improved to a 19-7 record and are in the 2nd position in the Western Conference.
The Chicago Bulls were on a three-game losing run but bounced back from that negative streak with a comfortable home win over the Atlanta Hawks. The Bulls now improved to a 9-17 record and are in 11th place in the Eastern Conference.
These inter-conference rivals met twice in 2018-19, and the Clippers won both games. Los Angeles was better in each of the previous seven H2H encounters and beat the Bulls in the last three at United Center.
The Clippers’ defense shut down the Raptors in Toronto
Los Angeles responded to a big loss against the Milwaukee Bucks with three wins in a row. The Clippers outplayed the Toronto Raptors in every possible way and cruised to a comfortable 112-92 victory. They limited the Raptors to just 14 points in the second quarter and scored 37 in return. Toronto couldn’t come back from that deficit as the Clips completely stopped them. Kawhi Leonard led the Clippers in his return to Toronto with 23 points, six assists, five rebounds, and two steals.
Lou Williams chipped in 18 points, game-high eight dishes, and six boards off the bench, while Maurice Harkless added 14 points and seven rebounds. Lou Williams (sore right calf) will not play Friday vs. the Wolves, and we can consider him questionable to face Chicago on Saturday. Patrick Beverley (concussion) is out for Friday’s game vs. Minnesota, and will likely be sidelined for Saturday. JaMychal Green (bruised tailbone) will probably miss this game as well, while Landry Shamet (ankle) is out indefinitely.
“I thought Kawhi was great,” Doc Rivers said. “What I loved about him was he was patient. He just waited. He kept accepting the traps, he kept making the right play.”
This season, the Clippers have the 6th offense in the NBA that averages 115.0 points per game, and they are facing the Bulls’ 14th defense that allows 108.3 points per contest. The Clippers are 2nd in rebounds with 49.2 and 20th in assists with 23.4 per game.
The Bulls scored season-high 136 points in a win over the Hawks
Chicago couldn’t ask for a better matchup to bounce back from a three-game winning streak. The Bulls got the Atlanta Hawks at home and scored season-high 136 points in a 132-102 victory. Chicago shot 57.4% from the field and recorded even 32 assists, while they committed only 13 turnovers opposite Atlanta’s 23. Zach LaVine led Chicago with 35 points, Lauri Markkanen added 22, while Coby White contributed with 19 off the bench. Thaddeus Young posted 15 points, nine rebounds, team-high six assists, and game-high three steals. Wendell Carter Jr. recorded a double-double of 11 points and game-high ten boards. Otto Porter Jr. (foot) and Cristiano Felicio (wrist) are out indefinitely, while Chandler Hutchison (shoulder) is doubtful to take on the Clippers.
“It feels good; you want to have wins like that,” LaVine said. “It does good for the team and the body. I was just more excited about us just keeping the gas on and not have to come back in.
This season, the Bulls have the 23rd offense in the NBA that averages 106.6 points per game, and they are facing the Clippers’ 12th defense that allows 107.7 points per contest. The Bulls are 23rd in rebounds with 43.3 and 21st in assists with 23.3 per game.
LA Clippers Live Stream Schedule
|Wed, Oct 23||vsLos Angeles||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Oct 25||@Golden State||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Oct 27||@Phoenix||9:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Oct 29||vsCharlotte||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Oct 31||@Utah||9:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Nov 1||vsSan Antonio||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Nov 4||vsUtah||9:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Nov 7||vsMilwaukee||10:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Nov 8||vsPortland||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Nov 12||vsToronto||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Nov 14||@Houston||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Nov 15||@New Orleans||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Nov 17||vsAtlanta||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Nov 19||vsOklahoma City||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Nov 21||vsBoston||10:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Nov 23||vsHouston||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Nov 25||vsNew Orleans||9:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Nov 27||@Dallas||8:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Nov 28||@Memphis||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Nov 30||@San Antonio||8:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Dec 2||vsWashington||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Dec 4||vsPortland||10:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Dec 7||@Milwaukee||8:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Dec 9||@Washington||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Dec 10||@Indiana||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Dec 12||@Toronto||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Dec 14||@Minnesota||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Dec 15||@Chicago||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Dec 18||vsPhoenix||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Dec 20||vsHouston||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Dec 22||@San Antonio||8:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Dec 23||@Oklahoma City||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Dec 26||@Los Angeles||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Dec 29||vsUtah||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Jan 1||@Sacramento||5:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Jan 3||vsDetroit||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Jan 5||vsMemphis||3:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Jan 6||vsNew York||3:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Jan 11||vsGolden State||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Jan 13||@Denver||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Jan 15||vsCleveland||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Jan 17||vsOrlando||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Jan 19||@New Orleans||3:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Jan 22||@Dallas||8:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Jan 23||@Atlanta||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Jan 25||@Miami||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Jan 27||@Orlando||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Jan 29||@Los Angeles||10:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Jan 31||vsSacramento||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Feb 2||vsMinnesota||3:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Feb 4||vsSan Antonio||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Feb 6||vsMiami||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Feb 9||@Minnesota||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Feb 10||@Cleveland||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Feb 12||@Philadelphia||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Feb 14||@Boston||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Feb 23||vsSacramento||3:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Feb 25||vsMemphis||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Feb 27||@Phoenix||9:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Feb 29||vsDenver||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Mar 2||vsPhiladelphia||3:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Mar 4||@Oklahoma City||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Mar 6||@Houston||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Mar 9||vsLos Angeles||2:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Mar 11||@Golden State||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Mar 14||vsBrooklyn||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Mar 15||vsNew Orleans||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Mar 17||vsDallas||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Mar 19||@Denver||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Mar 21||vsPhoenix||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Mar 24||@New York||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Mar 26||@Brooklyn||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Mar 28||@Detroit||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Mar 29||@Charlotte||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Mar 31||vsIndiana||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Apr 3||@Sacramento||9:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Apr 5||vsOklahoma City||2:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Apr 8||@Utah||9:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Apr 9||vsChicago||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Apr 12||vsGolden State||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Apr 14||vsMinnesota||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Apr 16||@Portland||9:00 AM||Youpit Network|
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The Los Angeles Clippers (branded as the LA Clippers) are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles. The Clippers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of Pacific Division of the league’s Western Conference. The Clippers play their home games at the Staples Center, an arena they share with fellow NBA team the Los Angeles Lakers, as well as the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL).
The franchise was founded in 1970 as the Buffalo Braves, and were one of three expansion teams to join the NBA that year, along with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers. The Braves saw some success and reached the playoffs three times, led by league Most Valuable Player (MVP) Bob McAdoo. Conflicts with the Canisius Golden Griffins over the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium and the sale of the franchise led to them relocating from Buffalo, New York, to San Diego, California.
In 1978, upon relocating, the franchise was rebranded to be known as the San Diego Clippers, in reference to the sailing ships synonymous with San Diego Bay. The franchise saw limited success on the court in its six years in San Diego despite the acquisition of star center Bill Walton, who missed nearly three full seasons due to injury upon his arrival. In 1981, the franchise was acquired by Los Angeles-based real estate mogul, Donald Sterling.
In 1984, the franchise was controversially relocated to Los Angeles by Sterling without the approval of the NBA. Despite fines and a lawsuit brought on against franchise ownership by the NBA seeking to return the franchise to San Diego, the team was ultimately permitted to remain in Los Angeles, where they failed to see significant regular season or playoff success. They were frequently seen as an example of a perennial loser in American professional sports, drawing unfavorable comparisons to their historically successful city-rivals, the Lakers.
Between 2008 and 2017, the organization improved through the additions of players such as Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, and Chris Paul. This lineup led the Clippers as a consistent playoff team and were nicknamed “Lob City”. In the 2012–13 and 2013–14 seasons, the franchise won its first division titles. They appeared in the playoffs seven times from 2012 to 2019, equaling the number of appearances for the franchise from 1970 to 2011.
In 2019, the Clippers signed two-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Kawhi Leonard and traded a record number of draft picks for perennial NBA All-Star Paul George.