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LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns (Game 2) Predictions, Betting Odds, Picks

Written by: Christian Jope
Updated October 14, 2022
11 min read
Clippers Vs Suns Game 2 Conference Finals
  • Despite a hard-fought game, the Clippers came up short in Game 1.
  • Phoenix has taken a 1-0 lead in the series, despite not having Chris Paul available.
  • The Suns open as heavy -236 favorites in Game 2.

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LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns (Game 2) Odds

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Team Point Spread Total Money Line
Clippers +6 (-110)
O 224 (-115)
Suns -6 (-110)
U 224 (-105)

LA Clippers vs Pheonix Suns Predictions and Picks

The LA Clippers came out with energy in Game 1 but just fell short in the fourth quarter. Phoenix relied on their trademark team performance to get past LA. It’s difficult to see LA putting up a similar shooting performance, making Phoenix’s steadiness something to rely on.

Our Pick
Pheonix Suns to defeat the Clippers!
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Suns to Win (-236) Bet Now

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How to Watch LA Clippers vs Pheonix Suns

LA Clippers  vs Pheonix Suns Information
Teams LA Clippers vs Pheonix Suns
Location Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
Time 9:00 PM EST, June 22, 2021
How to Watch ESPN

Head-to-Head: LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns

LA Clippers
Head-to-Head Phoenix Suns
Tyronn Lue Head Coach Monty Williams
47-25 (4th in West) Standing 51-21 (2nd in West)
L-W-W-W Form W-W-W-W
117.6 (4th of 30) Off Rtg 117.2 (5th of 30)
111.2 (8th of 30) Def Rtg 111.3 (9th of 30)
96.9 (28th of 30) Pace 97.2 (26th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

K. Leonard (30.4) PPG D. Booker (29.0)
P. George (8.9) RPG D. Ayton (10.5)
P. George (5.3) APG C. Paul (8.7)
K. Leonard (2.1) SPG M. Bridges (1.5)
S. Ibaka (1.5) BPG J. Crowder (1.0)
I. Zubac (.611)/K. Leonard (11.1) FG%/FGM D. Ayton (.716)/D. Booker (10.0)
T. Mann (.538)/R. Jackson (3.1) 3P%/3PM T. Craig (.478)/J. Crowder (2.6)

LAC: Who Will Step Up Next?

The LA Clippers continue to play without their talisman Kawhi Leonard. Now, forward Marcus Morris’ knee injury throws another issue into head coach Tyronn Lue’s plans.

If the Clippers want to bring the series level, they’ll need to find contributions from unexpected sources.

In Game 7 of the second round, it was Terance Mann who put on a career performance to send the Clippers into the Conference Finals.

They also have veterans Rondo, Zubac, Beverly, and Cousins on the bench. It isn’t that the Clippers are lacking talent, it is that they’ll be asking more of these players than they have through the Playoffs.

While not a strong scorer, Rajon Rondo is a fantastic playmaker and has the ability to change a game through his creation alone. They still need to hit their shots, but LA’s deeper bench needs to step up to steal a victory.

Clippers Key Player: (G-F) Paul George

In the absence of Kawhi Leonard, Paul George continues to step up his game and act as a true leader.

While his individual performance has been fantastic, his teammates are struggling to support him.

Paul George is coming off of a 34-point, five assists, and four rebound match in Game 1 against the Phoenix Suns. He even hit a match-leading seven three-point field goals.

Despite the Clippers coming up short in Game 1, George needs to continue scoring and facilitating. If he isn’t at top form, LA struggles.

Suns: Keep Moving the Ball

While Chris Paul isn’t in the lineup, it seems like his penchant for ball movement and shot creation has more than rubbed off on the rest of the Suns. In their Game 1 win against the Clippers, Phoenix’s offensive execution was perfect.

The Phoenix Suns assisted on 31 of their 49 made field goals. They were led by Cameron Payne and Devin Booker, who combined for 20 of the team’s 31 assists.

The Clippers are struggling to find production with all of their injuries. If the Suns can stretch the Clippers’ defense and find easy baskets, they could put the Clippers away early.

Suns Key Player: (G) Devin Booker

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker took on a leadership role with Chris Paul unavailable for Game 1 against the Clippers. With top billing, Booker failed to disappoint.

In Game 1, Devin Booker posted a triple-double of 40 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists in 43 minutes of play.

While Paul was unavailable, Booker more than made up for the lack of playmaking on the court.

If Booker can continue his play, the Clippers will have trouble containing him. As he continues to find his scoring rhythm, it only opens up opportunities for his teammates further. Booker is an all-around threat.

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Christian Jope is a writer, social media strategist, and data analyst. A Queen’s University Alumni, Christian is an author and social media strategist with Raptors Cage, while also working closely with MLSE and Canada Basketball through community-driven events.

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