NBA: Portland Trail Blazers vs LA Clippers Injury Report, Predicted Lineups and Starting 5s
On Tuesday, the Portland Trail Blazers will face the Los Angeles Clippers in an enticing Western Conference battle at Staples Center.
When the two teams met earlier this season, the Trail Blazers ran away with a 111-92 victory. On Tuesday, the Clippers will try to avenge that loss by picking up their sixth win of the season.
Paul George came up big in the previous game between the LA Clippers and the Charlotte Hornets, leading his side to a 120-106 victory. The Clippers have won four straight games and will attempt to extend their winning streak against the Portland Trail Blazers at home.
Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers will enter Tuesday’s game fresh off a rout of the Los Angeles Lakers. On Saturday, Damian Lillard scored 25 points to lead the Blazers to a 105-90 victory over the Lakers. He made six shots from beyond the arc and exuded confidence.
When he takes on the Clippers on Tuesday, the 31-year-old will be hoping for a repeat performance.
Injury Update for the Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers have cleared all of their players to play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.
Injury Update for the Los Angeles Clippers
The LA Clippers will be without Kawhi Leonard, Marcus Morris Sr., and Jason Preston due to injuries.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers: Predicted Starting Lineups
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▪️ One of seven active players with at least 14,500 points, 4,500 rebounds, and 2,500 assists.
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Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers are set to stick with their starting lineup from the start of the season.
From the backcourt, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum will lead the club. Meanwhile, frontcourt players Norman Powell and Robert Covington, who have been outstanding this season, will preserve their spots. The Trail Blazers will start Jusuf Nurkic at the center.
After a shaky start to the season, Tyronn Lue has helped the Los Angeles Clippers establish some consistency. He’ll most likely stick with the same lineup that has gotten them good results thus far.
Backcourt starters will be Reggie Jackson and Eric Bledsoe. From the frontcourt, Paul George and Nicolas Batum will provide stability, while Ivica Zubac will start at the center position.
Portland Trail Blazers vs LA Clippers: Predicted Starting 5s
Portland Trail Balzers
Point Guard – Damian Lillard, Shooting Guard – CJ McCollum, Small Forward – Norman Powell, Power Forward – Robert Covington, Center – Jusuf Nurkic
Point Guard – Reggie Jackson, Shooting Guard – Eric Bledsoe, Small Forward – Paul George, Power Forward – Nicolas Batum, Center – Ivica Zubac