The LA Clippers have been in tears this season and are participating in this contest with a massive seven-game winning streak that has earned them the best record in the Western Conference.
Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks have a .500 record ahead of their matchup with the LA Clippers. The Falcons have been inconsistent with their performances so far and will have to present them with a sparkling performance in their next game to stand a chance against a red side of the LA Clippers.
Match: LA Clippers vs Atlanta Hawks – NBA Season 2020-21
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:30 PM ET (Wednesday, January 27, 6:00 AM IST)
Come on: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
LA Clippers Preview
The LA Clippers are flying high with a 13-4 record this season. In their previous outing, they defeated the OKC Thunder 108-100 to secure their seventh consecutive victory. Kawhi Leonard had a team of 34 points and eight assists.
As a team, the LA Clippers were efficient from the field, shooting an impressive 48.6% from the floor and 43.5% from the depth.
The secret behind their success are their role players. The veteran presence of Serge Ibaka and Nicolas Batum in the lineup has worked wonders for the Clippers this season.
Little Key – Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Leonard has been firing on all cylinders lately. He scored 32 points against the Sacramento Kings on Thursday and followed with 31 points and 34 points in the two-game game against the OKC Thunder.
Although Paul George has filled the statistics sheet with impressive numbers this season, Kawhi Leonard remains the captain of the ship. There is little doubt that the two-time NBA champion will have to lead the LA Clippers into the postseason when they face the best of the West in a harrowing seven-game series.
LA Clippers Lineup Forecast
G Patrick Beverley, G Paul George, F Kawhi Leonard, F Nicolas Batum, C Serge Ibaka
Atlanta Hawks Preview
Despite their last game for the Milwaukee Bucks 129-115, the Atlanta Hawks have won three of their last four games.
Clint Capela was in tears and posted a rare triple-double with ten blocks in a recent 116-98 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Atlanta Hawks have a top talent on their roster, but they are on track to rebuild this season. They have seven players who have a two-digit average, and Trae Young leads the pack with 25 points per appearance.
The Falcons have plenty of room to improve their offense since they only had a 32.6% accuracy from beyond the arc in January.
Little Key – Trae Young
Bring it young he emerged as the top scorer for the Atlanta Hawks this season.
He missed the previous game against the Milwaukee Bucks due to a minor injury, but is expected to adapt for the clash with the LA Clippers.
In 15 games, Young averaged 25.3 points, 8.7 assists, and 4.4 rebounds on 41% shooting from the floor and 34% shooting from deep.
He will need to play one of his best games of the season to face off against the dynamic duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
Atlanta Hawks Forecast Lineup
G Purtate Young, G Kevin Huerter, F De’Andre Hunter, F John Collins, C Clint Chapel
LA Clippers vs Atlanta Hawks Match Prediction
The Atlanta Hawks have the pieces to give the LA Clippers a decent fight and will have the court advantage at home.
However, the LA Clippers are one of the hottest teams in the association right now and will be eager to keep their hot strip alive by recording their fourteenth win of the season. The Clippers are the favorites to win this match.
Where to watch LA Clippers vs Atlanta Hawks
The LA Clippers vs Atlanta Hawks game will be broadcast locally on Fox Sports Southeast and Fox Sports Prime Ticket. Fans outside the United States can stream this match live via the NBA League Pass.
Published on 25 Jan 2021 18:16 IST