basketball | nba

Washington Wizards vs. Los Angeles Clippers Pick & Prediction FEB 23TH 2021

FinishedTV: Prime Ticket | NBCSWA | NBALPStaples Center Los Angeles

OP
234.5
-9.5
CU
235.5o -111
-12 -105
ML
563
-743
Partials
1 2 3 4
20 35 39 22
36 36 27 36
Score
116
135
Recap

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Los Angeles Clippers coach Tyronn Lue said his club got away from attacking the Brooklyn Nets in a disappointing 112-108 loss Sunday in a matchup of NBA contenders.

The Clippers will try to solve that problem Tuesday when they host the Washington Wizards, who are coming off a 127-124 overtime win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.

The Nets finished with a 60-38 edge on the Clippers in points in the paint.

"We settled for a lot of jump shots," Lue said. "We didn't get to the paint to make the next play or make the next pass for the other guy. And that hurt us, it made us stagnant. A lot of times they gave us the matchup that we wanted. ... We just weren't able to capitalize on it."

Former Clippers center DeAndre Jordan tipped in a miss by Kyrie Irving for a 110-108 Brooklyn lead with 11 seconds remaining.

The Clippers had a chance to tie the score, but Kawhi Leonard, who had 29 points with five 3-pointers and 13 rebounds, was whistled for an offensive foul with 8.1 seconds left when he appeared to nudge James Harden on a drive to the basket. Two free throws by Harden clinched Brooklyn's sixth straight victory and handed Los Angeles its second setback in seven games.

The Clippers also were unable to capitalize on the solid play of Paul George when it mattered most. George, who finished with a team-high 34 points, 12 of those in the fourth quarter, sat out the final 2:50.

Lue said George, who was playing his second game after missing seven with a toe injury, was still on a minutes restriction.

The Wizards extended their winning streak to five games by outplaying the Lakers in OT on Monday. It's Washington's longest streak in three years, and the Wizards prevailed in overtime for the first time since they beat the Phoenix Suns in triple OT on Dec. 22, 2018.

Bradley Beal had 33 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals and Russell Westbrook added 32 points, 14 boards and nine assists for the Wizards, who rallied from a 17-point, third-quarter deficit to prevail.

Beal missed an attempt at a game-winning jumper at the end of regulation but converted a floater with 42.4 seconds remaining in overtime that put Washington up by four.

Rui Hachimura had 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting for the Wizards while Robin Lopez scored 13.

"It's all about our defense and our effort and everybody just being on the same page accepting the challenge," Beal told NBC Sports Washington. "We know who they are, they're the defending champions. We respect that, but we've been playing really good basketball the last couple of games. It doesn't matter who's on the other side."

The Wizards outscored the Lakers 78-61 in the second half and overtime. They trailed 70-53 early in the third before outscoring the Lakers 27-16 for the rest of the quarter to slice the margin to six entering the fourth quarter.

In overtime, Westbrook's bucket with 3:27 left gave Washington the lead for good.

"We were terrible in the first half," Beal said. "We did a lot better job in the second half of coming out and giving ... energy, getting stops, limiting their second-chance points and executing on the offensive end."

--Field Level Media

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MONEY LINE ACTION

WAS

TOTAL

LOS
41p 43%
95 PICKS
57% 54p
>
$
$70,908 76%
24% $22,977
WAS

PUBLIC

LOS
36 40%
90 PICKS
60% 54
>
$
$70,851 76%
24% $22,977
WAS

SHARP

LOS
5 100%
5 PICKS
0% 0
<
$
$57 100%
0% $0

SPREAD ACTION

WAS

TOTAL

LOS
6494p 60%
10869 PICKS
40% 4375p
<
$
$2,168,663 51%
49% $2,062,204
WAS

PUBLIC

LOS
6453 60%
10729 PICKS
40% 4,276
<
$
$2,165,200 52%
48% $2,013,505
WAS

SHARP

LOS
41 29%
140 PICKS
71% 99
>
$
$3,463 7%
93% $48,699

TOTAL ACTION

UNDER

TOTAL

OVER
1940p 40%
4891 PICKS
60% 2951p
>
$
$1,689,059 83%
17% $348,998
UNDER

PUBLIC

OVER
1898 40%
4784 PICKS
60% 2,886
>
$
$1,656,550 84%
16% $308,392
UNDER

SHARP

OVER
42 39%
107 PICKS
61% 65
>
$
$32,509 44%
56% $40,606

GAMES

Last 10

W 70% L 30%
7 3
  • @Boston L 110 - 111
  • Minnesota W 112 - 128
  • @Denver W 112 - 110
  • @L.A. Clippers L 116 - 135
  • @L.A. Lakers W 127 - 124
  • @Portland W 118 - 111
  • Denver W 128 - 130
  • Houston W 119 - 131
  • Boston W 91 - 104
  • New York L 109 - 91
W 60% L 40%
6 4
  • @Milwaukee L 100 - 105
  • @Memphis W 119 - 99
  • @Memphis L 94 - 122
  • Washington W 116 - 135
  • Brooklyn L 112 - 108
  • Utah W 112 - 116
  • Utah L 114 - 96
  • Miami W 118 - 125
  • Cleveland W 111 - 128
  • @Chicago W 125 - 106

Next Games

  • Memphis(03-16-19) W 128 - 135
  • L.A. Clippers(07-25-20) L 105 - 100
  • @Boston(02-09-19) W 123 - 112
  • @Washington(07-25-20) W 105 - 100

Last Meetings

  • Wizards @ Clippers 116-135
  • Clippers @ Wizards 105-100
  • Clippers @ Wizards 118-125
  • Wizards @ Clippers 104-136
  • Clippers @ Wizards 91-100
  • Wizards @ Clippers 112-113
  • Wizards @ Clippers 124-133
  • Clippers @ Wizards 110-117
  • Wizards @ Clippers 109-114
  • Clippers @ Wizards 108-91

Eastern Conference

NBA AtlanticWL PRCHOMEAWAYPFPAST L10
Philadelphia 76ers2312.657 15-38-9114.2110.8L15-0-5
Brooklyn Nets2313.639 13-610-7120.8116.2L19-0-1
New York Knicks1817.514 10-78-10105.0104.0L17-0-3
Boston Celtics1717.500 10-57-12110.9110.4L34-0-6
Toronto Raptors1717.500 8-79-10112.9110.4L26-0-4
NBA CentralWL PRCHOMEAWAYPFPAST L10
Milwaukee Bucks2113.618 14-47-9119.6112.1L55-0-5
Indiana Pacers1518.455 7-108-8113.0112.6L43-0-7
Chicago Bulls1518.455 7-118-7114.6114.9L26-0-4
Cleveland Cavaliers1321.382 9-94-12104.5112.6L103-0-7
Detroit Pistons925.265 6-103-15107.5112.0L33-0-7

Western Conference

NBA NorthwestWL PRCHOMEAWAYPFPAST L10
Utah Jazz278.771 15-212-6116.4107.1L17-0-3
Denver Nuggets1915.559 9-710-8115.6111.2L16-0-4
Portland Trail Blazers1814.563 8-610-8114.2115.2L46-0-4
Oklahoma City Thunder1420.412 6-118-9106.7112.4L14-0-6
Minnesota Timberwolves728.200 4-123-16108.1116.5L81-0-9
NBA PacificWL PRCHOMEAWAYPFPAST L10
Los Angeles Lakers2411.686 11-713-4111.3105.6L45-0-5
Los Angeles Clippers2412.667 12-612-6114.9109.0L16-0-4
Phoenix Suns2211.667 11-611-5113.4107.5L18-0-2
Golden State Warriors1916.543 12-67-10114.0112.8L16-0-4
Sacramento Kings1321.382 7-126-9114.4120.3L11-0-9

Eastern Conference

NBA SoutheastWL PRCHOMEAWAYPFPAST L10
Miami Heat1717.500 10-77-10107.7109.3L37-0-3
Charlotte Hornets1617.485 9-87-9112.1113.2L16-0-4
Atlanta Hawks1420.412 8-96-11113.1113.1L23-0-7
Washington Wizards1319.406 6-97-10114.8119.0L17-0-3
Orlando Magic1322.371 8-115-11105.4112.1L44-0-6

Western Conference

NBA SouthwestWL PRCHOMEAWAYPFPAST L10
San Antonio Spurs1713.567 8-99-4111.0111.7L16-0-4
Dallas Mavericks1716.515 8-89-8112.5113.4L18-0-2
Memphis Grizzlies1515.500 7-108-5111.2110.7L15-0-5
New Orleans Pelicans1519.441 10-75-12115.9115.9L24-0-6
Houston Rockets1121.344 5-86-13107.9112.6L111-0-10

Last Injuries

Los Angeles Clippers

  • Patrick Patterson

    Personal
    Out Tues | out

    Patterson has missed the previous three games while tending to a personal matter, and he will not be available for Tuesday's contest versus the Celtics.

  • Lou Williams

    Personal
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Williams was absent from the lineup during the previous game due to a personal matter, and he it is unclear if he will dress for Thursday's contest versus the Grizzlies.

  • Nicolas Batum

    Concussion
    Ques Fri | questionable

    Batum has been held out the past two games due to a concussion, and it has yet to be established if he will take the court Friday against the Jazz.

  • Kawhi Leonard

    Leg
    Ques Fri | questionable

    Leonard missed his third consecutive game with a lower-left leg contusion, and it is unclear if he will return to action against the Jazz on Friday.

Washington Wizards

  • Raul Neto

    Knee
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Neto excited the previous game with a left knee bruise, and it is unknown if he will be in the lineup Sunday versus the Celtics.

  • Davis Bertans

    Knee
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Bertans is tending to right knee soreness, and it is unclear if he will be active Sunday versus the Celtics.

  • Davis Bertans

    Knee
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Bertans is dealing with right knee soreness, and it is unknown if he will be active Thursday versus the Nuggets.

  • Ish Smith

    Quadricep
    Mid April | out

    Smith is expected to miss six to eight weeks with a strained right quad.

  • Anthony Gill

    Stomach
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Gill has missed the previous three games due to a stomach virus, and it is unknown if he will take the court Saturday versus the Trail Blazers.