LA Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks Preview and Predictions -01-21-2020
It’s a battle of Western Conference teams solidly in the playoff picture in the Lone Star State. The LA Clippers are on the road as they travel to face the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday night. LA earned a 133-130 road win over New Orleans in their last game Sunday afternoon. Dallas downed Portland 120-112 at home Friday night in their previous contest. The Mavericks lead the all-time regular season series between the teams 93-64 but the Clippers have won two straight meetings. That includes a 114-99 road win in the first matchup this season on November 26, 2019.
LA Clippers Seek Fourth Straight Win
LA was in an offensive bonanza against the Pelicans on the road but did enough to escape with a high-scoring victory. The Clippers entered Monday second in the Pacific Division, 4.5 games behind the Lakers. In the Western Conference playoff picture, the team stood second, 4.5 games behind the Lakers. LA trailed by eight at the half after giving up a staggering 80 first half points and still trailed by eight after three quarters. In the fourth quarter, the Clippers used a 7-0 run midway through the fourth quarter to take a 125-117 lead and held the Pelicans at bay the rest of the way. LA shot 49.5 percent from the field, including 10 of 31 from three-point range, and overcame allowing New Orleans to shoot 53.5 percent in the game. Kawhi Leonard led the Clippers with 39 points, six rebounds, six assists and five steals in the win.
The Clippers are currently 4th in the league in scoring offense with 116.2 points per game. LA is 3rd in the league in rebounding with 48 boards per game and stand 18th in assists with 23.6 per contest. The Clippers are average defensively, ranking 14th in scoring defense by allowing 109.6 points per game. Paul George is second on the team with 23.5 points, six rebounds and 3.7 assists per game on the season. Kawhi Leonard contributes a team-leading 26.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists this year. Lou Williams (20 points, 6.2 assists) and Montrezl Harrell (19.3 points, 7.1 rebounds) are both averaging in double figures as well. JaMychal Green, Ivica Zubac, Patrick Beverley, Patrick Patterson and Landry Shamet are other key pieces for Doc Rivers. LA is 11th in the league in field goal percentage as they shoot 46.6 percent from the floor. The Clippers are 18th in three pointers a game with 11.7 per contest and tied for 12th in three-point shooting as they hit 35.9 percent of their long-range attempts. George has been out since tweaking his hamstring January 8 and is in LA while the team is on the road for this six-game road trip.
Dallas Mavericks Look for Five Straight Victories
Dallas earned their fourth straight win as they took care of business against Portland in their last contest Friday night. The Mavericks entered Monday holding the top spot in the Southwest Division by half a game over the Rockets. In the Western Conference playoff picture, Dallas stood fifth in the standings, seven games behind the Lakers for the top spot. The Mavericks led by one after the opening quarter and took a nine-point edge at halftime and held Portland off the rest of the way. Dallas shot 43.8 percent from the floor, including draining 20 of 47 three-point attempts, and overcame allowing Portland to shoot 51.8 percent from the floor. Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with 35 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in the contest.
The Mavericks enter this contest third in the league in scoring offense with 116.7 points per game on the season. Dallas stands fourth in rebounding with 47.6 boards per game while they rank 15th in assists by dishing out 24.2 dimes per contest. The Mavericks are 13th in scoring defense as they allow an average of 109.4 points per game on the year. Luka Doncic leads the team with 28.9 points, 9.7 rebounds and nine assists per contest this season. Kristaps Porzingis contributes 17.3 points plus 9.4 rebounds per game while Tim Hardaway Jr. (14.4 points) is also a solid contributor on the offensive end. Maxi Kleber (9.1 points), Dorian Finney-Smith, Seth Curry (10.6 points) and Dwight Powell are key pieces in the Mavericks’ rotation. Dallas is tied for 12th in field goal percentage as they shoot 46.3 percent as a team from beyond the arc. The Mavericks are second by knocking down 14.9 three-pointers per contest on the year. Dallas stands tied for 8th in three-point shooting as they hit 36.4 percent from beyond the arc this season. Porzingis is expected to return here after missing the last 10 games with a sore knee.
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.