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Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers Predictions and Preview for 4/6/2022

Phoenix Suns takes on Los Angeles Clippers on 4/6/2022 at 10:10PM.

The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers face off in an important game for both teams. Phoenix Suns has a record of 63-16 this regular season. Los Angeles Clippers is 39-40 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Phoenix Suns Team Defense Preview




They have an elite level defense and fans may not appreciate it because they get so fixated on scoring, dunks, and drama, but this defense is as good as it gets right now. A defensive effiency rating of 107.2 would certainly justify such praise. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are doing a great job forcing bad shots from opposing offenses, they are among the leaders in the NBA. Their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim is among the best in the NBA. It is tougher to score at the rim against their defense than much of the NBA.

Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers.

Phoenix Suns Team Offense Preview




Getting excited about an offensive efficiency of 115.0 is going a bit overboard with an above-average offense. And nothing more than that. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. This is a team that is basically of average tempo.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .583 which is considered to be above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .552, which is considered to be above average. They attempt .353 of their shots from three point range. The three point shot is just not as important to this offense. They made .365 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .798 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team.

They have an offensive rebounding rate of 22.0% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

Los Angeles Clippers Team Defense Preview

Their defensive efficiency is 110.5, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the NBA. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

They are doing a great job forcing bad shots from opposing offenses, they are among the leaders in the NBA. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. Making the easy shots hard is what this team does to opponents, among the best in the NBA.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Los Angeles Clippers Team Offense Preview


Their offensive efficiency is 109.6, which makes them a below average offense in the NBA and that means there is room for improvement, but will they actually improve? Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a slower than average team when it comes to the pace of play.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .562 which is considered to be below average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .529, which is considered to be below average. They attempt .389 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in the NBA. They made .370 of their shots from three point range. They are an above average three point shooting team. They made .792 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team.

They have an abysmal offensive rebounding rate of 20.5% this season. Offensive rebounding is not their thing, it should be important. They are socially distancing on the offensive glass!

The Phoenix Suns Roster

The Players to Watch for Phoenix Suns

Mikal Bridges 6-6 209 SF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Devin Booker 6-5 206 SG

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Chris Paul 6-0 175 PG

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He likes to drift out there on offense, he is not very active near the rim. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. He is a below average three point shooter. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

One of the best distributors in the NBA, he sets up his teammates like few others. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

The Los Angeles Clippers Roster

The Players to Watch for Los Angeles Clippers

Reggie Jackson 6-2 208 SG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Terance Mann 6-5 215 SF

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Luke Kennard 6-5 206 SG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He likes to drift out there on offense, he is not very active near the rim. Three point shooting is an important part of his game. He is an above average three point shooter who must be respected. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Phoenix Suns 108 Los Angeles Clippers 103

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