Los Angeles once again looks like an unstable team that is burning through its high potential even after the change of head coach to Tyrone Liu. The Clippers have won seven of their eleven regular season matches, but allow themselves to misfire where they can easily be avoided.
If their defeat on the road from Utah can be forgiven, then a team with such a composition should not lose to San Antonio and Golden State. In the last five games they have beaten Phoenix, Golden State and Chicago, but they did it with a difference of only five, seven and three points.
Fortunately for the hosts, in the next meeting, they got into rivals New Orleans, which is now on the decline and lost in three meetings in a row. They were defeated by Indiana, Oklahoma and Charlotte on their floor, which only exacerbates the picture.
Both teams have good defenses, but the Pelicans have conceded at least 111 points in four games in a row, so the Clippers’ attack will not have a hard time hiding their defense.
Leonard and George rested for three days before this meeting, which should also help the hosts gain a comfortable victory over a distressed opponent.