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Clippers' Daniel Theis: Scores in double figures
Theis provided 10 points (4-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds and two assists over 15 minutes during Thursday's 120-114 loss to the Warriors.
Theis scored in double figures for the second time this season. With Mason Plumlee (knee) sidelined, Theis has garnered a solid role as the primary backup to Ivica Zubac, averaging 7.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.9 blocks in 17.4 minutes over his last seven appearances.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Russell Westbrook: Another double-double
Westbrook had 14 points (5-13 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 11 rebounds and six assists over 26 minutes during Thursday's 120-114 loss to the Warriors.
Westbrook continues to come off the bench but notched his second double-double over the last three games. Coming off the bench was a struggle for Westbrook at first, as he averaged just 7.3 points on 27.8 percent shooting through the first four games. However, he has picked things up of late, averaging 12.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists over the past four matchups. Westbrook's fantasy value remains limited in his current role, but he can still make an impact as a reserve.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Ivica Zubac: Strong double-double not enough
Zubac produced 18 points (7-11 FG, 4-5 FT), 13 rebounds and one block across 27 minutes during Thursday's 120-114 loss to the Warriors.
Zubac appears to be finding his niche with the new-look Clippers, as the big man has recorded three double-doubles over his last four games. During that stretch, he has averaged 16.5 points, 12.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 blocks in 28.0 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Kawhi Leonard: Team-high 23 points in loss
Leonard supplied 23 points (9-17 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds and two steals in 35 minutes during Thursday's 120-114 loss to the Warriors.
Leonard has scored at least 20 points in seven of his last eight appearances, averaging 23.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 blocks in 34.4 minutes during that stretch. The addition of James Harden has certainly impacted Leonard's production, as the latter is averaging fewer points, rebounds and assists per game than last year, but Leonard remains a consistent producer regardless of who he shares the court with.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Terance Mann: Modest production in loss
Mann ended Thursday's 120-114 loss to the Warriors with nine points (4-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt), five rebounds, one assist and one steal over 34 minutes.
Mann has started eight straight games, averaging 7.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.3 steals in 27.5 minutes during that stretch. He figures to remain in a starting role while Russell Westbrook operates off the bench, but it'll be difficult for Mann to deliver consistent fantasy production when sharing the court with James Harden, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' James Harden: Another solid night
Harden chipped in 18 points (6-13 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, seven assists and one steal over 37 minutes during Thursday's 120-114 loss to the Warriors.
Harden sank a season-high five three-pointers during Wednesday's win over Sacramento and tied that mark Thursday. He also continues to distribute at a high level, notching at least six assists in seven of his last eight appearances, and he has recorded at least one steal in seven straight games. Harden's production hasn't been as prolific as his days in Houston, but he can still deliver quality fantasy outings consistently, even when sharing the court with Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Russell Westbrook.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Paul George: Season-high 10 dimes in loss
George posted 15 points (6-18 FG, 3-10 3Pt), one rebound and 10 assists in 37 minutes during Thursday's 120-114 loss to Golden State.
George's shooting struggles continued Thursday, and he's connected on just 30.6 percent of his field-goal attempts over his last three games. He also got into foul trouble again, but that didn't deter him from playing heavy minutes. While the season-high 10 assists salvaged George's fantasy line, fantasy managers are certainly hoping for more consistent, all-around production from the All-Star forward.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Norman Powell: Available against Warriors
Powell (knee) has been upgraded to available for Thursday's game against the Warriors.
Powell didn't return to Wednesday's 131-117 win over the Kings after he sustained a right knee injury when he collided with Sacramento's Harrison Barnes, resulting in the Clippers initially listing him as questionable for the second leg of the back-to-back set. The Clippers will ultimately give Powell the green light to play Thursday, though it's possible the team will be cautious with his usage in the second leg of a back-to-back set.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Brandon Boston: Still out
Boston (quadriceps) won't play in Thursday's game versus the Warriors.
Boston will miss his 18th game to start the season while dealing with tendinitis in his left quadriceps. His next chance to suit up is Saturday's matchup with Golden State.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Norman Powell: Questionable against Golden State
Powell (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game versus the Warriors.
Powell is in danger of missing his first game of the season Thursday due to a right knee contusion he suffered against Sacramento. If Powell is ruled out, Russell Westbrook, Bones Hyland and Amir Coffey are candidates to receive extended minutes.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' James Harden: Excellent against Sacramento
Harden ended Wednesday's 131-117 victory over the Kings with 26 points (8-14 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 5-5 FT), three rebounds, six assists and five steals over 39 minutes.
Harden has had a rough start to his Clippers tenure, but this was his best outing of the season by a wide margin, as he notched season-best marks in points and steals. Harden has yet to post numbers similar to what he's done during most of his career, but maybe this is a sign that he's getting more comfortable on offense, and that would likely lead to an uptick in his numbers sooner rather than later. The consistency he can maintain on a game-to-game basis will be key to seeing whether his numbers improve in the long run or not.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Ivica Zubac: Active at both ends Wednesday
Zubac racked up 14 points (7-12 FG), eight rebounds, three assists and three blocks over 30 minutes during Wednesday's 131-117 victory over the Kings.
Zubac finished with a solid stat line and came quite close to posting what would've been his third straight double-double. The big man is making the most of his touches near the rim in an offense led by several dominant ball handlers such as James Harden, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, and he remains valuable in all formats, both due to his starting role but also due to his two-way contributions. He's averaging 14.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game over his last five outings.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Kawhi Leonard: Shines against Sacramento
Leonard provided 34 points (14-18 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-6 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal over 37 minutes during Wednesday's 131-117 victory over the Kings.
Leonard barely missed from the field and played a major role in the win over the Kings, pacing the Clippers in scoring and making his presence felt on defense as well, racking up multiple blocks and ending just one rebound shy of a double-double. This was one of Leonard's most complete games of the entire season, but the veteran forward has been excellent of late. Over his last five outings, he's averaging 23.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals per contest.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Norman Powell: Doesn't return after leg injury
Powell left Wednesday's game with what appears to be a leg injury, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com reported. He didn't return to the contest and finished with three points (1-6 FG, 1-2 FT) and a rebound over 13 minutes.
The injury occurred when Harrison Barnes fell onto Powell's right leg, and while Powell remained in the game for a brief moment, he was subbed out and headed back to the locker room. With the second game of the Clippers' back-to-back set coming Thursday at Golden State, fantasy managers should keep a close eye on Powell's status throughout the day.... See More ... See Less