There are several factors to consider when betting on the Clippers versus Suns game. First, the Suns will be coming off back-to-back games in the same arena. They will be resting some players in order to prepare for the playoffs. However, the Clippers are also hot right now and have gone 16-4 at home. It is unlikely that the Suns will sit out this one, but they should compete well. The Suns have a good chance of covering the spread, but the Clippers will provide a strong challenge for the Suns.
On the flip side, the Clippers will have to defend the Suns’ perimeter. Both Devin Booker and Paul are very difficult to guard. They have been named to the All-Star team this year, and will be a tough challenge for the Clippers. In order to win, the Clippers must play their best basketball.
While the Clippers have shown that they can defend half-court and transition, they’ve struggled to defend putbacks. Although Ivica Zubac is an excellent putback defender, the Clippers have a lack of depth when it comes to defending the rim. Although Isaiah Hartenstein is a promising talent, he is not an intimidating rim protector.
The Suns started to pull away in the third quarter. After a 17-3 run, the Suns took a 74-71 lead. After that, it was only two possessions for either team to take the lead. This made it very tough for the Clippers to stay ahead and keep the lead.
The Suns have been without some key players this season, including Landry Shamet and Cameron Payne. While these players are the backup point guards, they will still play the game. With all of these injuries, the Suns will have to rely on Aaron Holiday and Cameron Johnson. If they can do it, they will be able to make some history in the NBA.
Both teams have played close games against each other recently, so the Clippers should be able to cover the spread. However, after beating the Warriors, the Clippers might drop their defensive intensity and end up losing by a few points. In addition, the Clippers are likely to be tired after a game on the road. The Clippers’ defense may not be as good as it was against the Warriors, so they could be vulnerable against the Suns’ offense.
Despite the loss, the Clippers have been playing well since the return of Paul George. The Clippers went 2-1 since the star guard was back in the lineup. If he can keep playing like this, they’ll surely make some noise in the West. They’ll need to win the next one to keep improving.
Despite Paul George’s injury, the Clippers are still in the playoff race. Even without him, the Clippers have come from a 35-point deficit to qualify for a play-in game. That speaks volumes about Tyronn Lue’s coaching ability. In the meantime, Amir Coffey has been the scoring motor for the Clippers, despite his injury.