|Team Ranking||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|Pacific Division||108.7 (2nd)||104.4 (2nd)|
Thu Mar 30
|W 124 - 118||at PHO|
Sat Apr 1
|W 115 - 104||LAL|
Wed Apr 5
|W 112 - 101||DAL|
Sat Apr 8
|W 98 - 87||at SA|
Mon Apr 10
|W 125 - 96||HOU|
Wed Apr 12
|W 115 - 95||SAC|
Sat Apr 15
|L 97 - 95||UTA|
Tue Apr 18
|W 99 - 91||UTA|
Fri Apr 21
|W 111 - 106||at UTA|
Sun Apr 23
|L 105 - 98||at UTA|
10:30 pm EDT
Stone (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Jazz.
Stone has been out since mid-February with a bone bruise in his left knee and he's highly unlikely to return to the lineup at any point during the playoffs. That said, he hasn't officially been ruled out for the rest of the postseason, so look for Stone's status to continue to be updated on a game-to-game basis. Even if cleared, he'd just be an emergency depth option off the bench.
Rivers (hamstring) will play in Tuesday's Game 5 against Utah but will face a minutes restriction, Mark Medina of the LA Daily News reports.
A hamstring injury has kept Rivers on the sideline since Mar. 29, but he's been cleared to return to action as the Clippers look to regain the series lead Tuesday back in Los Angeles. The team has not stated exactly how much Rivers will be allowed to play, but he's unlikely to approach the nearly 28 minutes per game he averaged during the regular season, making him a risky DFS play. Check back after shootaround Tuesday for a more definitive update on the 24-year-old, who compiled averages of 12.0 points, 2.8 assists and 2.2 rebounds in 74 regular season contests.
Speights started at power forward and produced five points (2-8 FG, 1-5 3Pt), four rebounds and one assist across 20 minutes in Sunday's 105-98 loss to the Jazz in Game 4 of the series.
Speights moved into a starting role due to the absence of Blake Griffin (toe), but he actually finished with his lowest scoring output of the series. He routinely settled for jumpers from long range and was unable to provide the Clippers with the supplementary scoring that they needed from him. Speights' lack of success Sunday could prompt coach Doc Rivers to lean on more small-ball lineups in Game 5 as the Clippers look to reclaim control of the series.
Rivers (hamstring) is expected to play in Tuesday's Game 5 against the Jazz, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.
Rivers has missed the last 10 games with a hamstring strain, but appears set to return for a crucial Game 5 against Utah. Expect an official announcement to come after the point guard's participation in morning shootaround Tuesday, but Rivers will likely split time off the bench at point guard with Raymond Felton, as chances are he'll be eased back into the rotation following an extended absence.
Paul registered 27 points (10-21 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 12 assists, nine rebounds and one steal across 38 minutes in Sunday's 105-98 loss to the Jazz in Game 4 of the series.
Paul has compiled double-doubles in all four games of the series, and though he may have been his best all-around numbers Sunday, the Clippers could need even more production out of him now that Blake Griffin (toe) has been ruled out for the rest of the postseason. With that in mind, the 31-year-old should be an elite option in DFS contests until the Clippers are eliminated from the playoffs.
|2016-17 Team Leaders|
|PPG||Blake Griffin , PF||21.6|
|RPG||DeAndre Jordan , C||13.8|
|APG||Chris Paul , PG||9.2|
|FG%||DeAndre Jordan , C||71.4|
|FT%||Chris Paul , PG||89.2|
|3P%||JJ Redick , SG||42.9|
|BLOCKS||DeAndre Jordan , C||134|
|STEALS||Chris Paul , PG||119|
|MPG||Blake Griffin , PF||34|
|Full Team Statistics|