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The NBA has on tap eight outstanding games scheduled on Saturday January 16th to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

 

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The action begins at 7:30PM Eastern Time on NBA League Pass Channel as the Washington Wizards will host the Boston Celtics. These teams have met twice already this season with the Celtics winning each time on their home court by the score of 111-78 and 118-98 covering the spread handily both times. But Boston has hit the skids in recent games by losing four straight until their beat Indiana at home on Wednesday. The Celtics are on a back to back in this spot after hosting Phoenix on Friday night. Washington has won three straight after a five point home victory to Milwaukee on Wednesday. They too are on a back to back after traveling to Indiana on Friday.

 

On NBA League Pass Channel at 7:30PM Eastern Time the Detroit Pistons will be home to the Golden St Warriors. They met back on November 9th at Golden St with the Warriors posting the 109-95 victory at home and covering as a -12 ½ point favorite. Warriors have won nine straight against the Pistons. They rebounded after a road loss to Denver with the 116-98 home victory to the LA Lakers on Thursday night. Detroit is 13-6 on their home court but enters with a two game losing streak following a two point loss at Memphis on Thursday.

 

The Memphis Grizzlies will host the New York Knicks at 8PM Eastern Time on NBA League Pass Channel. The Knicks fall a game below .500 at 20-21 after a 110-104 road defeat to lowly Brooklyn on Wednesday. That broke a two game win streak for the team as the Nets were hot from the field. Memphis has struggled shooting the basketball this season that has resulted in a 22-19 mark. They are 3-1 on this home stand after beating Detroit 1-3-101 on Thursday.

 

The late night game begins at 10:30PM Eastern Time on NBA League Pass Channel as the LA Clippers will host the Sacramento Kings. These are two teams that don’t like each other. The Clippers have won both meetings thus far with Sacramento posting a 111-104 win at Sacramento and three days later beat the Kings at home 114-109.

 

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Breaking NBA Pro Basketball News 10-14-2015—Lamar Odom Fights to Stay Alive

Former NBA and Reality TV star Lamar Odom was found unconscious at the Dennis Hof Love Ranch in Pahrump Nevada on Tuesday. Hof is often featured on HBO on Cathouse as he owns up to seven brothels. The former 35 year old NBA star had tried a comeback into the league prior to the 2014-15 season with the New York Knicks but was cut before training camp opened up. His life has been heading downhill according to Lamar as he spoke to media outlets about his divorce from Kloe Kardashian.

Media reports indicate that Lamar had been at the Nevada brothel for three days and was having a good time with the female employees who provide services for the male customers. Some of the female staff has been providing details to media outlets. The cause of all of this may be an herbal supplement that Odom was taking that is a substitute for Viagara.

A female at the brothel had spotted Odom in his room unconscious around three in the afternoon on Tuesday. Panic set in as she contacted the manager who had a look at Lamar and found mucus and liquid exiting his mouth and nose. The reports indicate that he needed an assist of a machine to breathe and he could not breathe without it. His condition has been listed as critical as he fell into a coma at the hospital. The reaction to the supplements he is rumored to have ingested has caused liver, heart and kidney damage and the fear is he may lose function of one of these vital organs which would result in death.

Odom was a two time NBA champion with the 2009 and 2010 LA Lakers. He entered the league as a first round draft pick of the LA Clippers in 1999. He spent four seasons with the Clippers and did return for one more season with his drafted team in 2012.

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Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets – 5/6/15 NBA Playoff Fantasy Sports, Basketball Picks, Odds & Predictions

NBA Cash Draft PicksIt will be Game 2 of the Western conference semifinals series between the Houston Rockets and LA Clippers on Wednesday May 6th. The action from Staples Center in Los Angeles at 10:30PM Eastern Time and TNT has the broadcast.

The Houston Rockets find themselves down 1-0 as the Clippers were able to steal Game 1 on Monday by a score of 117-101 to cover as a +7 ½ point underdog. The Clippers brought a very good offensive performance without their floor leader and point guard Chris Paul who missed the game due to a hamstring injury suffered in Game 7 on Saturday night against the Clippers. Still the Clippers were able to shoot nearly 49% from the field and hit 42% of their three point shots in Game 1 in what was supposed to be a bad spot for the team. Game 2 can be a tricky read for NBA mock draft fantasy managers.

After the conclusion of Game 1 media reports have Kevin McHale in a closed locker room meeting with the club screaming at the top of his lungs at his anger and disappointment of his team’s performance. The second half saw the Clippers score 71 points and outscored the Rockets by 20 points with Chris Paul sitting in street clothes on the bench. The Rockets committed 24 turnovers with 9 coming from James Harden.

LA Clippers Point Guard: Chris Paul has been listed as 50% chance of playing on Wednesday. With LA up 1-0 in this series head coach Doc Rivers may opt to rest Paul until the series returns to LA. Paul is averaging 39 minutes a game with 27 points and 8 rebounds per contest. Austin Rivers got the start in Game 1 and produced 17 points in 28 minutes of play.

LA Clippers Shooting Guard: J.J. Redick is averaging 14 points and is making 42% from the three point line in the playoffs. He contributed with 17 points in the Game 1 victory. After a slow start from the field Redick has been more accurate from the field and with the Paul injury could get more looks in Game 2.

LA Clippers Power Forward: Blake Griffin has finally elevated his game in the playoffs. He is playing 41 minutes a game and is averaging 24 points, 13 assists and 8 rebounds. In 40 minutes of play in Game 1 Griffin had 26 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists for a back to back triple double in the playoffs. He is shooting 48% from the field in his past five playoff games.

LA Clippers Small Forward: Matt Barnes as we have mentioned can deliver offense when needed. He is on the court for his defensive prowess. In Game 7 against the Spurs, Barnes had 17 points and five guards. He had 20 points with five boards and some huge three point makes in the win against the Rockets.

LA Clippers Center: DeAndre Jordan has been great grabbing rebounds for the Clippers in the post season. He is averaging over 13 boards in eight games. Jordan is a poor free throw shooter so he gets fouled intentionally and can pick up points at the free throw line.

Houston Rockets Point Guard: The Rockets listed point guard is Pablo Prigioni and that’s one of the reasons they struggled with 24 turnovers in Game 1. Prigioni is averaging just 21 minutes in the playoffs. In Game 1 he had 11 points and three assists in 20 minutes of play.

Houston Rockets Shooting Guard: James Harden is leading the Rockets in the playoffs with 27 points. In 37 minutes in Game 1 Harden had 20 points with 12 assists but turned the ball over 9 times in the loss.

Houston Rockets Power Forward: Terrence Jones is averaging 11 points in 24 minutes of play in the playoffs. He was just 1 of 6 from the floor in 16 minutes in Game 1 and finished with just 4 points. During the regular season Jones shot 52%. In the post season he is shooting just 39%.

Houston Rockets Small Forward: Starter Trevor Ariza is averaging 37 minutes in the playoffs. After two sub-par games in the final two games against Dallas, Ariza had 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in Game 1. Josh Smith in a reserve role is generating more offense as he is averaging 16 points per game in the post season.

Houston Rockets Center: Dwight Howard may come focused for Game 2 after the loss on Monday. He had 22 points and 10 rebounds in Game 1. Howard is hitting 60% from the floor so expect the Rockets center to get some touches in the paint. Because the Clippers are thin on their bench it may not be smart to foul Howard intentionally especially with Chris Paul possibly sitting out Game 2.

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PG: Austin Rivers (Clippers)
SG: James Harden (Rockets)
PF: Blake Griffin (Clippers)
SF: Trevor Arizona (Rockets)
C: Dwight Howard (Rockets)

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Los Angeles Clippers vs San Antonio Spurs – 4/30/15 NBA Playoff Fantasy Sports, Basketball Picks, Odds & Predictions

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The NBA Playoffs first round between the LA Clippers and San Antonio Spurs has reached Game 6 on Thursday April 30th. The Spurs will host and will look for the close out as they get started at 9:30PM Eastern Time over on TNT TV.

Since the LA Clippers won Game 1 of this series by 15 points to open the series the San Antonio Spurs have won three of the next four games. In those three victories the Spurs have averaged 107 points per game. The two games played at San Antonio in this series resulted in a split the Spurs winning Game 3 by the score of 100-73 and it was the Clippers bouncing back with the 114-103 victory in Game 4 in San Antonio.

Game five was a close game and the Spurs were able to pull away with a 111-107 victory as a critical offensive goaltending call cost LA the game late. The Clippers were terrible from the outside in their Game 5 loss as they go 1 of 14 from the three point line with Jamal Crawford going 0 of 6 from beyond the arc. Many make excuses for the Clippers that they have a weak bench. The truth is the Clippers starting five should be good enough to win since they see nearly 40 minutes of play and all five play most of the fourth quarter. There can be no excuses for a Clippers team that lack the mental toughness late in playoff games to win key games that swing series they compete in. Because the Clippers starting five plays many more minutes than the Spurs starting give its LA that creates the best fantasy picks for this series.

LA Clippers Point Guard: Chris Paul has averaged 38 minutes in this series and is averaging 22 ponts per game and is dishing nearly seven innings. In a closeout game expect Paul to try and to a bit more here and take a high volume of shots. In a must win Game three Paul was 11 of 19 and scored 34 points. Facing elimination we may get Paul’s best game here.

LA Clippers Shooting Guard: J.J. Redick has been a disappointment in the playoffs as he is hitting just 40% from the field and averaging four points fewer than his regular seasonal average. He did not take a three point shot in Game 5 in 42 minutes of play.

LA Clippers Power Forward: Blake Griffin is leading the Clippers in the playoffs with nearly 24 points per game and is pulling down 13 boards. He provides great NBA fantasy value as he is dishing seven assists per game in the playoffs. His numbers were significantly lower in their two road games in this series.

LA Clippers Small Forward: Matt Barnes is in the lineup for his defensive prowess. He can provide occasional offense when asked but the 35 year old veteran is having a poor shooting series hitting just 30% from the floor and could see his minutes reduced in this huge spot on Thursday.

LA Clippers Center: DeAndre Jordan is averaging 36 minutes in the postseason. He is a poor free throw shooter and a target to send to the free throw line. Jordan does grab 13 rebounds per game and because of his trips to the free throw line is valuable to one-day fantasy league managers.

San Antonio Spurs Point Guard: Tony Parker has been banged up and in an average of 29 minutes per game is only averaging 9 points per game in the playoffs. His production is way down with 2 ½ rebounds and assists per game.

San Antonio Spurs Shooting Guard: Danny Green has started all games and is playing 28 minutes per game but is only averaging seven points per contest. He is splitting time with Manu Ginobilli who is putting in nine points a game in about 20 minutes per contest.

San Antonio Spurs Power Forward: Tim Duncan despite his 39 year old age is producing for the Spurs. Duncan is seeing 36 minutes per game in the postseason and is averaging 17 points, 11 rebounds and is shooting 55% from the field.

San Antonio Spurs Small Forward: Kawhi Leonard had led San Antonio with 23 points per game average in 35 minutes of play per contest. He is pulling down seven boards a game as well. He has averaged 29 points per game in the Spurs two home games in this series.

San Antonio Spurs Center: Boris Diaw is coming off the bench and has been more productive that starter Tiago Splitter. Diaw has seen his minutes increase in the postseason and in nearly 29 minutes per game is averaging 10 points and seven rebounds per game.

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PG: Chris Paul (Clippers)
SG: JJ Redick (Clippers)
PF: Blake Griffin (Clippers)
SF: Kawhi Leonard (Spurs)
C: DeAndre Jordan (Clippers)

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Los Angeles Clippers vs San Antonio Spurs – 4/24/15 NBA Playoff Fantasy Sports, Basketball Picks, Odds & Predictions

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The one playoff series that most figured that will go the distance to seven games ironically is the only series that is tied 1-1 after two games. After one day of rest the San Antonio Spurs are headed back home after winning Game 2 to host the LA Clippers for Game 3 of this Western conference playoff series. ESPN TV will televise and the starting time is set for 9:30PM Eastern Time. Let’s examine the mock draft value for both NBA rosters to find some potential for big fast money payouts in our leagues.

No one should every write off those San Antonio Spurs. They have been through the rigors of two consecutive NBA Finals appearances while the Clippers have been early round knockouts the past few seasons. In 2012 the Spurs went as far as the Western conference finals. One would think that fatigue would enter the picture at some point but these San Antonio Spurs have quality depth and despite some aging superstars there are enough contributions from younger players.

The Clippers on the other hand have to feel they let an opportunity get away from them last night. Tony Parker was not 100% and Manu Ginobilli having been fouled out and the Clippers failed to close out the game in the final seconds of regulation. Chris Paul and the LA Clippers have high expectations for an NBA title. They have not raised their games to a championship level in the post season and as the team has greatly been a disappointment come the post season. Doc Rivers is a good coach but the team has assembled a poor bench to support the starters. Depth really doesn’t play a role unless an injury occurs or teams are very deep in the postseason. Sometimes needed are bench players to shine and help steal a game in the Conference or NBA Finals.

LA Clippers Point Guard: Chris Paul in both games of this series has averaged 40 minutes a game with 26 points. He has been productive from draft managers with his 6 ½ rebounds and 7 ½ assist average per game. Fortunately we don’t have to worry about his end game execution because Paul piles up enough points for league players when the pressure is off as evidenced by his 60% shooting in the playoffs.

LA Clippers Power Forward: Blake Griffin has been working on an outside shot to help the All Star find greater paths to the basket. Teams would simply not respect Griffin’s ability make a jump shot and would play off of him making it very difficult for him to create one on one offense. In this opening round of the playoffs Griffin is averaging 27 points and 12 rebounds per game. He has even dished an average of 8 ½ assists. Blake Griffin is hitting 46% from the field and the Clippers have played well in San Antonio this year with a convincing win during the regular season.

LA Clippers Shooting Guard: J.J. Redick is the Clippers three point shooting weapon. He is healthy this year and making 40% of his three point shots. Jamal Crawford is seeing only 22 minutes a game in this series and is as streaky as they come.

LA Clippers Small Forward: Matt Barnes is more of a defensively specialists and is not asked for too much on the offensive end of the court. That’s not to say if asked he won’t deliver. In 34 minutes a game Barnes is averaging 6 points and 7 ½ rebounds per game. With a cast of All Stars around him Barnes is contributing on the glass.

LA Clippers Center: DeAndre Jordan gets rebounds and missed a lot of free throws. He is playing 41 ½ minutes per game and has averaged 14 ½ points and 14 ½ rebounds per game. If leagues don’t punish for missed free throws Jordan is worth a look in leagues because he gets opportunities for offense.

San Antonio Spurs Point Guard: Tony Parker does not appear to be 100% and is playing 29 minutes per game in this series. Parker is averaging just 5 ½ points per game. Patty Mills has some value at 13 ½ points per game in 15 minutes per game of play.

San Antonio Spurs Shooting Guard: Manu Ginobili is seeing just 20 ½ minutes per game with 9 ½ points per game average.

San Antonio Spurs Power Forward: Tim Duncan had a very good Game 2 and it has led to 19 points per game average. He leads the team with 37 minutes per game average due to Tiago Splitter returning from injury.

San Antonio Spurs Small Forward: Kawhi Leonard has led the Spurs in the post season with 20 points per game average in 36 minutes per game work rate. He delivers a 7 ½ rebounds per game.

San Antonio Spurs Center: Boris Diaw is playing 33 minutes per game and is asked for defense. He averages 8 ½ points and 7 ½ rebounds per game.

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PG: Chris Paul (Clippers)
SG: J.J. Redick (Clippers)
PF: Blake Griffin (Clippers)
SF: Kawhi Leonard (Spurs)
C: DeAndre Jordan (Clippers)

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LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns – 4/14/15 NBA Fantasy Sports, Basketball Picks, Odds & Predictions

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The NBA regular season is winding down and TNT will televise a doubleheader from the pro basketball hardwood. We will focus on Game 2 on Tuesday April 14th with best fantasy player picks from the game involving the LA Clippers on the road to the Phoenix Suns at 10:30PM Eastern Time.

This will be the final regular season game for both teams. The LA Clippers are trying to gain home court advantage in the first and second round of the playoffs as they sit tied with San Antonio and Houston for that precious number two seed. The Clippers are on a back to back in this spot after hosting the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. As they took the court to face Denver the Clips have won five straight and nine of their past ten games. The Clippers are the number two scoring and shooting team in the NBA by averaging 106 points and 47.3% shooting per game.

The Phoenix Suns have been eliminated from playoff considerate as they play the Clippers with a record of 39-42. The team did not recover emotionally from the trade of both productive guards in Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas. The Suns have lost four straight and nine of their past ten games as they reach 100 points in just two of their past ten games. Phoenix is 26th in the NBA in scoring defense by allowing 103 points per game. Their lack of size makes the Suns vulnerable to teams with size in the paint that has players who can score around the bucket. As expected following the trade the Suns have been inconsistent for NBA fantasy draft managers.

Phoenix Suns Point Guard: Eric Bledsoe has played in 80 of the 81 Suns games. He played 41 minutes on Sunday at San Antonio as the Suns point guard produced 20 points and ten assists. He will be rested having last played Sunday and will have a day off between each of his past three games. Bledsoe without the added depth of Dragic and Thomas in the backcourt has seen his production well below seasonal averages in back to back spots.

Phoenix Suns Shooting Guard: With the injury to Brandon Knight it is Gerald Green seeing increased minutes. He poured in 23 minutes and grabbed four rebounds in 26 minutes of play at San Antonio on Sunday. In three games against the LA Clippers this season Green has averaged nearly 16 points and dished 2 ½ assists per game.

Phoenix Suns Power Forward: Markieff Morris has played in all 81 games for the Suns this season He has averaged 14 points and 7 rebounds per game over his past three games. Markieff Morris has been well below seasonal averages in both scoring and rebuilding against the size of the Clippers in the paint.

Phoenix Suns Small Forward: P.J. Tucker has gotten minutes but hasn’t underperformed. Tucker over his past five games has averaged 32 minutes but is hitting only 32% from the field and averaging just eight points a game because of his inaccuracy.

Phoenix Suns Center: Alex Len has a broken nose and is listed as out for the rest of the year.

LA Clippers Point Guard: Chris Paul saw 37 minutes in their win against Denver on Monday night. He was productive with 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. This is a big game seed wise for the Clippers as the have a shot of earning a two seed in the west with a win in this game. Over his past five games Paul is shooting 50% from the field and 46% from the three point line while averaging 11 ½ assists.

LA Clippers Shooting Guard: J.J. Redick continued his productive ways in their win on Monday. Redick had 20 points as the hit on 3 of 5 from three. Redick has averaged 20 points per game over his past five games but grabs very little rebounds and dishes very few assists.

LA Clippers Power Forward: Blake Griffin logged in 40 minutes as the Clippers had trouble separating from the Denver Nuggets until the final minutes of their game on Monday. Griffin had 22 points with nine rebounds and eight assists in the win. The Suns lack size around the bucket so Griffin could produce better than season averages in this spot.

LA Clippers Small Forward: Matt Barnes is in the starting lineup on account of his defensive skills. But with given the chance he will produce offensively. After back to back single digit scoring games Barnes had 11 points on Monday in the win.

LA Clippers Center: DeAndre Jordan had a monster rebounding game on Monday as he pulled down 21 boards. Against an undersized Suns team Jordan could have a big game on Tuesday.

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PG: Chris Paul (Clippers)
SG: J.J. Redick (Clippers)
PF: Blake Griffin (Clippers)
SF: P.J. Tucker (Suns)
C: DeAndre Jordan (Clippers)

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LA Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies- 4/11/15 NBA Fantasy Sports, Basketball Picks, Odds & Predictions

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The NBA regular season will near its completion and there are still a number of games that are important for playoff entry and vital seed position. One of those games will be played on Saturday April 11th as the LA Clippers are at home to the Memphis Grizzlies on NBA TV at 10PM Eastern Time.

The Memphis Grizzlies head into Staples Center with a record of 54-25. The Clippers are 53-26. Each team has just three games left on their regular season. A check of the Western conference playoff seeds and we find the Memphis Grizzlies holding a slim one game lead over the fifth seeded LA Clippers. The Grizzlies are a ½ game ahead of the San Antonio Spurs. The two seed is huge in the Western conference as it will give the team home court advantage in the first two rounds of the playoffs.

The Memphis Grizzlies will be on a back to back after a hard fought one point road win at Utah on Saturday. After a three game losing streak at end of March the Grizzlies have now won four of their past five games. They have been hit with impact injuries to their rotation as starting guard Tony Allen is out for a week with a hamstring injury. Mike Conley has a sprained foot and did not play at Utah on Saturday. Conley is listed as questionable. Should Conley play expect the Clippers to play fast as they are rested to test his sprained foot.

The LA Clippers have had an easy schedule playing bottom feeders from the Western and Eastern conference. As a result the team has won four straight and nine of ten games. The team has been scoring points as they have put up 105 or greater points in ten straight games. They are a relatively healthy team and will play with three days of rest after beating the Lakers on Tuesday night.

Memphis Grizzlies Point Guard: With Mike Conley banged up it will mean more minutes for backup point guard Beno Udrih. The ten year pro played 35 minutes on Friday in the win at Utah and contributed with 20 points and four rebounds. But with a player that has seen limited minutes you have to wonder about Udrih’s production on a back to back spot here.

Memphis Grizzlies Shooting Guard: Courtney Lee had ten shots at the basket on Friday and hit six shots as the finished with 15 points and three assists against Utah. Lee is averaging 11 points per game over his past five games in nearly 32 minutes per game.

Memphis Grizzlies Power Forward: The Grizzlies big men have always given the Clippers problems. Randolph has scored and rebounding in double digits his past two games. He averaged four assists in those two contests against the Jazz and Pelicans.

Memphis Grizzlies Small Forward: Jeff Green has averaged 15 points and four rebounds per game over his past five games. With Tony Allen out Green has seen more minutes on the court.

Memphis Grizzlies Center: Marc Gasol is the team’s leading scorer at 21 points per game. He is pulling down eight rebounds per contest. The six year pro in three games against the Clippers this season and averaged 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists per game.

LA Clippers Point Guard: Chris Paul has put up some impressive numbers down the stretch as he has averaged 23 points and 12 assists per game over his past five games. The key for Paul is that his supporting cast is healthy and when Paul has all his weapons can be NBA fantasy gold for pro basketball draft managers in their daily cash leagues.

LA Clippers Shooting Guard: J.J. Redick is having a great season from three hitting on 44% from beyond the arc. He has had 25 points or greater in three of his past four games. Over his past five games Redick is making 90% of his free throws and 49% from the field.

LA Clippers Power Forward: Blake Griffin has performed well for cash fantasy league managers as he has averaged 24 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists per game over his past five games.

LA Clippers Small Forward: Matt Barnes is defensive minded but if opportunities present themselves he will produce offensively. On Sunday he scored 14 points and grabbed four rebounds against the Lakers.

LA Clippers Center: DeAndre Jordan has played in all 79 games this season. In three games against Memphis this year Jordan has averaged 34 minutes and scored nine points and grabbed 14 rebounds per games.

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PG: Chris Paul (Clippers)
SG: J.J. Redick (Clippers)
PF: Blake Griffin (Clippers)
SF: Jeff Green (Grizzlies)
C: Marc Gasol (Grizzlies)

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LA Clippers vs Portland Trailblazers- 4/1/15 NBA Fantasy Sports, Basketball Picks, Odds & Predictions

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The late night bail out game from the NBA for one day fantasy managers to build a roster from will feature the Portland Trailblazers at home facing the LA Clippers with a 10PM Eastern Time start. LA Clippers will be playing on a back to back after getting beaten at home to Golden St on Tuesday night. This game will air over NBA TV.

With two weeks remaining in the regular season there is a big scramble in the Western conference for playoff positioning. The Clippers are looking to improve from the fifth seed as they are chasing Houston who they trail by 1 ½ games. Portland as the likely winner of the Northwest Division is nearly locked to at least the fourth seed in the west.

LA Clippers Point Guards: Chris Paul is coming off a tough night on Tuesday. He had a very good NBA fantasy night with 27 points and nine assists. Paul had to guard Stephen Curry and was taxed chasing the Warriors All Star all around the court. In three games against the Trailblazers this year Paul is averaging 27 points per game and 11 assists. Paul will be assigned to Damian Lillard another young point guard and the 29 year old Paul could be fatigued in this spot so proceed with caution.

LA Clippers Shooting Guards: Jamal Crawford remains sidelined for the Clippers with a calf injury. He is targeted for an April 7th return. With Crawford sidelined shooting guard J.J. Redick has been seeing extended time as he has averaged nearly 34 minutes per game over his past ten contests. After a 27 point effort on Sunday in Boston J.J. cooled down with 14 points on 4 of 12 shooting in the loss to Golden St. Redick could be in for a big game here as he is shooting over 47% from the field and 43% from three on the season. Portland is the tallest team in the NBA and with Paul being taxed defensively last night we could see the LA Point guard distributing the ball a bit more and Redick could be the beneficiary.

LA Clippers Power Forwards: Blake Griffin is coming off a monster game on Tuesday as he scored 40 points and hit 16 of 25 shots in 43 minutes. Griffin saw a lot of minutes which shows that head coach Doc Rivers is serious about getting home court in the first round of the playoffs and that’s good news for those participating in mock drafts for their cash fantasy leagues.

LA Clippers Small Forwards: Matt Barnes is more of a defensive player but when the situation arises will look for offense. He has scored in double digits in four of his past five games. Barnes is connecting on 38% from the three point line this year.

LA Clippers Center: DeAndre Jordan has been a monster on the glass for LA as the big man is averaging 16 ½ rebounds over his past ten games. With Chris Paul in a fatigued spot Jordan could be the recipient of some offensive opportunities tonight from the field or the free throw line.

Portland Trailblazers Point Guard: Lillard is well rested as the team is playing their third straight home game with no game on Tuesday. With Paul guarding Lillard expect the Trailblazers point guard to push a fast pace. This will create several outstanding looks at the basket as well as opportunities for assists and free throws. In three games against the Clippers the Trailblazers starting guard is averaging 15 points and over nine assists. Tonight provides an opportunity for Lillard to exceed his season averages.

Portland Trailblazers Shooting Guards: Fortunately the Trailblazers have depth at the guard position as they are without Wesley Matthews for the remainder of the season. 29 year old veteran Arron Afflalo has averaged 30 minutes over his past ten games. He has averaged over 18 points per game over his past two games and hit a combined 14 of 22 from the field.

Portland Trailblazers Power Forwards: All Star LaMarcus Aldridge continues his solid play even as he is playing through a hand injury that most likely will require surgery at the end of the season. In three games against the Clippers Aldridge is averaging 29 points and ten rebounds per game. He is hitting on nearly 54% from the field over his past ten games.

Portland Trailblazers Small Forwards: Nicolas Batum will play his fourth game since being sidelined with an injury. He has averaged 15 ½ points, 6 assists and 3 ½ rebounds per game over his past two games on this current home stand.

Portland Trailblazers Centers: Chris Kaman will be playing his fourth game since being out for three games due to a sprained shoulder. The Trailblazers big man has averaged 13 points and eight rebounds over his past two games playing an average of just 16 ½ minutes.

 

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PG: Damian Lillard (Trailblazers)

SG: JJ Redick (Clippers)

PF: LaMarcus Aldridge (Trailblazers)

SF: Nicolas Batum (Trailblazers)

C: DeAndre Jordan (Clippers)

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LA Clippers vs Golden State Warriors- 3/31/15 NBA Fantasy Sports, Basketball Picks, Odds & Predictions

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It will be a battle between two Western conference playoff teams over the national television air of TNT as the LA Clippers are home to the Golden St Warriors at 10:30PM Eastern Time on Tuesday March 31st.  These two clubs are among the favorites in NBA fantasy cash leagues.

The NBA regular season is winding down as teams have less than ten games remaining on their regular season which ends on Wednesday April 15th. The Clippers are fighting for home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs as they enter play sitting in the fifth seed out west. Golden St has clinched best record in the west and home court advantage throughout the Western conference playoffs.

Head coach Steve Kerr has commented that he is not in favor of shutting down players down the stretch as it could impact their shooting rhythm. This has to be the delight of mock draft managers. Expect Kerr to rest players on back ends of back to backs down the stretch which the Warriors are not in on Tuesday night. This ends a four game road trip for the Warriors as they are well rested after winning at Milwaukee on Saturday 108-95. LA Clippers return home after a three game east coast trip than ended on Sunday. LA went 3-0 on the trip with blowout wins against the Knicks, 76ers and Celtics where they averaged 116 points per game.

Warriors Point Guards: Stephen Curry has averaged nearly 33 minutes and 32 points the past three games win wins on the road to Milwaukee, Memphis and Portland. He dished out 26 assists in those three games. In three games against the Clippers this season Curry is averaging just 18 points and six assists in an average of 34 minutes on the court.

Warriors Shooting Guards: Klay Thompson saw 34 minutes in the Warriors win at Milwaukee on Saturday as he contributed with 21 points and five boards in a back to back spot. He has hit 24 of 47 on this road trip. Thompson in three games against the Clippers is hitting 50% from the floor.

Clippers Point Guards: Chris Paul like most of the Clippers piled up some great NBA Fantasy points against the likes of the Knicks, 76ers and Celtics. Over his past five games Paul is averaging 22 points and nearly 12 assists. In three games against the Warriors Paul is shooting just 40% and that could be a result of his offensive production suffering due to his work on defense defending Curry.

Clippers Shooting Guards: JJ Redick is coming off a good performance at Boston where he scored 27 points and grabbed down five rebounds in 33 minutes of playing time. He is averaging over 35 minutes a game in March. Jamal Crawford has a calf problem and is targeting an April 7th return date.

Warriors Power Forwards: David Lee has seen limited minutes on this trip as he has logged a total of 38 minutes in three games with 18 points scored. Lee gets the start as Draymond Green has a bad shin. Lee has averaged seven points per game in three games against the Clips.

Warriors Small Forwards: Harrison Barnes with both Curry and Thompson on the court will have limited shot attempts. In his past four games Barnes has just 23 field goal attempts and 36 points.

Clippers Power Forwards: Blake Griffin will most likely be day to day for much of the remainder of the regular season as he returned back to the lineup after an elbow injury. He has played eight games in March and is averaging 17 points and five rebounds per game. He has shot just 38% against Golden St this season. Spencer Hawes has seen limited time now that Griffin is back in the lineup. In his past five games Hawes is averaging just over 15 minutes, four rebounds and four points per game.

Clippers Small Forwards: Matt Barnes was expected to be a defensive minded player but the Clippers veteran has contributed with nearly 13 points and five rebounds per contest over his past five games. He is making 38% from three on the year.

Warriors Centers: If any players from Golden St are to see minutes reduced down the stretch it figures to be Andrew Bogut who is injury prone and it seems he is often lingered with ailments come playoff time. In his past five games Bogut is averaging just over 24 minutes but has averaged 10 rebounds per game.

Clippers Centers: DeAndre Jordan is a major rebounding force for LA. He has averaged over 16 rebounds per game over the team’s past five games. His free throw shooting has been awful but he does get opportunities around the bucket for slam dunks and put backs after offensive rebounds.

 

NBA Fantasy Roster Picks for your One-Day Leagues:

PG: Stephen Curry (Warriors)

SG: JJ Redick (Clippers)

PF: Blake Griffin (Clippers)

SF: Harrison Barnes (Warriors)

C: DeAndre Jordan (Clippers)

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