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NBA : ATS Matchup
Saturday 8/1/2020Line$ LineOU LineScore
NEW ORLEANS
 
LA CLIPPERS
+8.5  

-8.5  
+300

-400

239
 
103
Final
126

NEW ORLEANS (28 - 37) vs. LA CLIPPERS (44 - 21)
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Saturday, 8/1/2020 6:00 PM
HP Field House - Orlando, FL
Board OpenLatest
721NEW ORLEANS226.5228.5
722LA CLIPPERS-5.5-5
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
NEW ORLEANS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games28-37-11.132-2935-30116.058.846.2%56.5116.859.846.5%54.0
Road Games15-18+317-1218-15113.758.545.8%55.7116.460.846.0%55.3
Last 5 Games2-3-64-12-3118.263.845.8%61.2116.658.245.8%55.0
NEW ORLEANS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)116.058.843-9246.2%14-3837.2%17-2372.9%571127218165
vs opponents surrendering110.955.741-8945.7%12-3435.6%17-2377.2%531024218145
Team Stats (Road Games)113.758.542-9245.8%14-3737.3%15-2172.4%561126228175
Stats Against (All Games)116.859.843-9246.5%12-3435.4%19-2478.4%541025219145
vs opponents averaging11256.341-8946.1%12-3435.8%18-2377.5%531024208145
Stats Against (Road Games)116.460.842-9246.0%12-3435.0%20-2578.9%551025209145

LA CLIPPERS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games44-21-1.835-2928-37116.059.046.4%56.5109.654.943.6%53.8
Road Games19-14-6.818-1513-20114.459.345.9%55.4110.655.343.4%54.8
Last 5 Games3-2+0.64-11-4112.861.445.0%57.4104.248.441.5%51.6
LA CLIPPERS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)116.059.041-8946.4%12-3336.8%21-2679.1%571124227145
vs opponents surrendering11256.241-8946.1%12-3435.8%18-2377.4%531024218145
Team Stats (Road Games)114.459.341-8945.9%12-3336.1%21-2779.5%551023237144
Stats Against (All Games)109.654.939-9043.6%12-3534.0%19-2576.2%541124238145
vs opponents averaging112.256.241-8946.2%12-3435.8%18-2377.5%531024218145
Stats Against (Road Games)110.655.339-9043.4%12-3633.7%21-2777.9%551124228145
Average power rating of opponents played: NEW ORLEANS 97.2,  LA CLIPPERS 96.7
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
NEW ORLEANS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
7/30/2020*UTAH104-106L4W232.5U40-9442.6%562037-8444.0%5420
8/1/2020*LA CLIPPERS              
8/3/2020*MEMPHIS              
8/6/2020*SACRAMENTO              
8/7/2020*WASHINGTON              
8/9/2020*SAN ANTONIO              
8/11/2020*SACRAMENTO              
8/13/2020*ORLANDO              

LA CLIPPERS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
7/30/2020*LA LAKERS101-103L4.5W218U32-7443.2%552032-8239.0%5316
8/1/2020*NEW ORLEANS              
8/4/2020*PHOENIX              
8/6/2020*DALLAS              
8/8/2020*PORTLAND              
8/9/2020*BROOKLYN              
8/12/2020*DENVER              
8/14/2020*OKLAHOMA CITY              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
NEW ORLEANS: LAST SEASON: 33-49, finished tied for 12th in Western Conference.
COACH: Alvin Gentry (fifth season with Pelicans, 145-183; 17th season overall, 480-553).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Lonzo Ball (9.9 ppg), G Jrue Holiday (21.2), F Brandon Ingram (18.3), F Zion Williamson (rookie), C Derrick Favors (11.8).
KEY LOSSES: F Anthony Davis, F Julius Randle, G Elfrid Payton.
KEY ADDITIONS: F Williamson, F Ingram, G Ball, C Favors, G J.J. Redick, G Nickeil Alexander-Walker, C Jaxson Hayes.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Williamson was the No. 1 overall pick in last summer's NBA draft, was a highlight machine at Duke and has looked fearless in his first NBA preseason ' taking the ball to the hoop against the best interior defenders in the league and scoring more than 20 points in multiple games. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound rookie is a social media phenomenon and filling arenas everywhere he goes. But the additions of Ball and Redick will be important to New Orleans as well.
OUTLOOK: Of the Pelicans' four new starters brought in by Griffin, one was picked No. 1 overall this summer and two Ingram and Ball were picked second overall within the previous three years by the Lakers before being packaged with Josh Hart and draft picks in a trade sending Davis to Los Angeles. Combined with savvy veterans like Holiday and Favors, not to mention Redick off the bench, there are high hopes in New Orleans that the Pelicans are trending upward and might even contend for a playoff spot this season. The Pelicans also expect 2019 first-round picks Alexander-Walker and Hayes to contribute this season.
LA CLIPPERS: LAST SEASON: 48-34, lost 4-2 to Golden State in Western Conference first round.
COACH: Doc Rivers (seventh season with Clippers, 307-185; 21st season overall, 894-658).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: F Kawhi Leonard (30.5 ppg with Toronto), F Paul George (23.7 with Oklahoma City), G Patrick Beverley (7.6), G Landry Shamet (9.1), C Ivica Zubac (8.9).
KEY LOSSES: G Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, F Danilo Gallinari, F Wilson Chandler, G-F Garrett Temple, G Sindarius Thornwell, G Tyrone Wallace.
KEY ADDITIONS: Leonard, George.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: It's all about newcomers Leonard and George. They'll be the top two options on offense. Leonard is coming off a season in which he led Toronto to its first NBA championship (and earned his second ring). Leonard returning home was contingent upon pairing with George, also an LA-area native. George, who finished third in MVP voting last season, can guard nearly any position while being a huge scoring threat. Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell, the NBA's top bench-scoring duo last season, will get starter-level minutes again.
OUTLOOK: No more watching other teams go deep in the playoffs. The NBA's balance of power has shifted to the Clippers, who have never advanced beyond the second round let alone won a championship. All that's expected to change behind Leonard and George, both regarded as two of the best two-way players in the league. The Clippers had to give up talented veteran Gallinari and star-in-the-making Gilgeous-Alexander, but they kept Harrell, Williams and re-signed Beverley, whose sole job will be using his tenacious D to keep others from scoring. The Clippers are favorites to win it all, a stunning shift for a franchise that has spent much of its existence as a punch line.
PREVIEW
Urgency setting in for Pelicans in battle vs. Clippers
 

The Los Angeles Clippers are headed to the NBA playoffs.

The New Orleans Pelicans face an uphill climb to reach the playoffs.

Both those things were true when the season was suspended in March, and they're still true in the early stages of the restart. The Clippers (44-21) are in second place in the Western Conference and the Pelicans (28-37) are four games out of the final playoff spot as the two teams prepare to meet Saturday.

Both teams lost in the final seconds of their first games Thursday after the 20-week hiatus.

The Clippers lost their first game of the seeding schedule to the Lakers, 103-101, when Paul George's last-second jumper missed. That happened just a couple of hours after the Pelicans lost to the Utah Jazz, 106-104, when Brandon Ingram's last-second jumper missed in the game that tipped off the resumption of the season.

"We've got to use these games to build some habits and just build team chemistry," Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard said. "It was a good game, still had fun out there. It was great to be back on the floor."

The Clippers are short-handed as Lou Williams is in quarantine and Montrezl Harrell is tending to a family matter. They gave up 29 points off turnovers against the Lakers.

"We can't have self-inflicted wounds and I thought we had too many of them," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.

New Orleans had won eight of its last 13 games before the season was interrupted and rolled to victories in each of its three scrimmages leading up to the game against the Jazz. After a slow start it appeared to be building on that momentum when it built a 16-point lead against Utah.

But the Pelicans' offense went cold in and they were outscored 27-17 in the fourth quarter as Rudy Gobert's two free throws broke a tie and made the difference with six seconds left. Brandon Ingram, who led New Orleans with 23 points, missed a 3-pointer in the final second.

"It's very disappointing," guard JJ Redick said. "We all know how valuable every game is right now for our team. We played like a 42-minute game."

Rookie Zion Williamson was on a minutes restriction after missing all three scrimmages because he was tending to a family emergency. He wasn't on the floor at the end because he had reached his minutes limit set by the team's medical staff.

"We wish we could have played Zion down the stretch," coach Alvin Gentry said. "But he had used the minutes that had been given to us. That's just the way it is. We weren't going to stick him back out there."

Williamson, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, missed the first 44 games of the season after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. He said he felt healthy and in good condition as the season resumed.

"It's just getting my flow to the game back," Williamson said. "This is the NBA. These are the best players in the world. You want to feel comfortable. I don't want to hurt my team more than I help them."

--Field Level Media


Last Updated: 8/6/2020 9:19:52 PM EST


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