The LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns predictions update are here. The Los Angeles Clippers are looking to tie the Western Conference Finals series with a win in Game 4 against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center. The Los Angeles Clippers continue to prove their resilience without Kawhi Leonard. After losing Game 2 in the most heart breaking fashion to the Phoenix Suns, the Clippers stormed back at home to take Game 3 and keep themselves in the Western Conference Finals.
The Phoenix Suns will look to extend their lead to 3 in the forthcoming game. Saturday’s encounter will be almost as crucial as Game 3 with the Clippers hoping to avoid a 3-1 deficit that would put them on the brink of elimination. They won 106-92. After some crucial injuries wrapping Sun’s good momentum. Cam Payne’s recent injury will ask greater efforts from Phoenix as a whole.
LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Match preview
Winning Game 3 was the third straight time during the 2021 NBA Playoffs that the LA Clippers took the third game of a series after losing the first two. It shows the resilience of the team, but also coach Tyronn Lue’s ingenuity and intuitiveness in making adjustments before and during games. However, the Phoenix Suns are a better team than Clipper’s previous encounters. Their elevated shooting and big man came will be dominating despite Paul George having hot hands early on.
Coach Monty Williams will have to make adjustments to his approach for Game 4 if the Phoenix Suns want to take back control of the series. Whether that’s through a starting lineup change, a strategy change or both, Williams will have to do something different on Saturday. With their secondary point guard Cameron Payne their bench strength is a bit low. Game 3 was in favour of Clippers as their shooting exploded at Staples Center. But Suns will look to barge in against LA.
LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Head to Head
The Phoenix Suns currently lead the series 2-1 in the WC finals.
- 2018-19 – Clippers 4-0 Suns
- 2019-21 – Clippers 2-2 Suns
- 2020-21 – Clippers 2-1 Suns
LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Injury Report
The LA Clippers will be deprived of Kawhi Leonard once again. He has missed more than 5 games after his injury. The talisman’s need is important for the Clippers. But his ACL injury has impacted big time. Serge Ibaka is out for the season with back injury.
Cameron Payne limped out of game 3 with an ankle injury. Later it was informed that he won’t return for the next of the season. He has been listed questionable for game 4.
LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Line Ups and Starting 5
LA Clippers will be starting unchanged from their previous game. They will start with Paul George, Terance Mann, Ivica Zubac, Reggie Jackson and Patrick Beverley. Their substitution options will be Marcus Morris, Luke Kennard, Nicolas Batum, Amir Coffey, Rajon Rondo and Yogi Ferrell.
The Phoenix Suns will only make a single change in their starting line up to replace Cameron Payne. Other than that they will probably start with Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Jae Crowder, Cameron Johnson and Deandre Ayton. Their rotational options will be Torrey Craig, Dario Saric, E’Twaun Moore, Mikal Bridges, Jevon Carter and Jalen Smith.
LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Predictions
The LA Clippers are back on their winning terms. After PG’s prime shooting form has peaked. The Phoenix Suns will have no answer for George as the seven-time All-Star puts the LA Clippers on his back again. The chess match between the coaches continues as the Phoenix Suns and LA Clippers coaches make their adjustments for Game 4.
The Phoenix Suns are the more favorite side in the match up. After their 2 game win early in the series the odds point at their victory. Expect the Phoenix Suns to bounce back and keep this game close. Take a close look on LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Predictions and enjoy the thrilling match.