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NBA -- Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers Pick and Prediction

NBA -- Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers Pick and Prediction
Lucas Bryan
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Analysis:

The LA Clippers face the Phoenix Suns in a must-win Game 5 scheduled to take place at the Phoenix Suns Arena on June 28.


Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns have continued to be one of the best teams in the NBA. With a 46-10 record, the Suns are well ahead of any team in the league at the moment. Phoenix defeated the Orlando Magic 132-105 on Saturday for their fifth straight win. Devin Booker led the team with 26 points and five assists, DeAndre Ayton added 17 points with 10 rebounds on eight of 11 shooting while Chris Paul tallied 10 points with 15 assists. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 113.7 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 105.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting.




Los Angeles Clippers
The LA Clippers are coming off a tremendous win against the Golden State Warriors on Monday. Now on a two-game winning streak, the Clippers continue to be a solid unit in the absence of key players. LA defeated the Dallas Mavericks 99-97 on Saturday. Reggie Jackson is leading the team with averages of 16.6 points and 4.2 assists per game, Marcus Morris is averaging 15.8 points, Luke Kennard is averaging 11.6 points, while Terance Mann is averaging 10.2 points per game. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 106.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting.


Prediction
The decimated Clippers' roster could face an additional disadvantage in the form of playing on the road and the fatigue of playing back-to-back against the Suns. The Suns are currently on a seven-game home win streak and it’s believed that they will keep that streak alive with a win and cover in this spot.

Tips: Phoenix Suns -12.5


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