The Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Conference Final series is all set to commence after a contrasting set of Semi-final battle faced by the two teams. On one head, the Los Angeles Clippers managed overcome a 2-0 deficit twice. First against Dallas Mavericks, then against the leading NBA regular season team, Utah Jazz, without their marquee star Kawhi Leonard.
On the other hand, the Phoenix Suns have been sensational in the 2021 NBA playoffs and have beaten the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers first and then cruised past Nikola Jokic led Denver Nuggets with relative ease. So, make sure you know all about Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Predictions before heading into Game 1 on June 21st, 2021.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Match Preview
The Los Angeles Clippers have emerged victorious even after losing their marquee scorer Kawhi Leonard against Utah Jazz. They exactly know how to run the game without their leading man and have overcome the most difficult team to contain. On the other hand, the Phoenix Suns will also be without Chris Paul, who has tested positive for Covid-19 and as per the rules, should probably miss the entire Conference finals.
Having witnessed CP3 leading the Suns on numerous occasions, using his experience. It has given more freedom to players like Devin Booker and more to go out and attack. With him out, it remains to be seen how the Phoenix Suns incorporate their game plans. Specially to restrict Paul George.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Head-To-Head
- 2018-19 Season – Los Angeles Clippers 4 – 0 Phoenix Suns
- 2019-20 Season – Los Angeles Clippers 2 – 2 Phoenix Suns
- 2020-21 Season – Los Angeles Clippers 2 – 1 Phoenix Suns
Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Injury Report
The Los Angeles Clippers will be without Kawhi Leonard at least in the first game of the Western Conference Final series. Yet they have Patrick Beverley and other from the bench to contribute. On the other hand, the Phoenix Suns are expected to miss Chris Paul for some games. Knowing that he has entered the NBA Covid Protocols, one cannot be ascertained in quoting the number of days the veteran is going to miss.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Probable Starting 5
Clippers- Point Guard – Reggie Jackson, Shooting Guard – Paul George, Small Forward – Terance Mann, Power Forward – Marcus Morris Sr., Center – Ivica Zubac.
Suns- Point Guard – Devin Booker, Shooting Guard – Cameron Payne, Small Forward – Mikal Bridges, Power Forward – Jae Crowder, Center – Deandre Ayton
Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction
We finally come onto the Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction. The Suns would be depending keenly on Deandre Ayton to stop the Clippers from scoring in the paint. Whereas Devin Booker to be at his best offensively. Cameron Payne is also expected to replace CP3 and should be going good since the initial minute. As the Clippers are coming off a 4-game winning streak, they have clearly worked upon their game plan.
So, to break the Clippers, the Suns’ need extraordinary plays to force Clippers making significant changes in their play. However, if the Clippers were to taker an early lead, it would be very difficult for the Suns to make a comeback.