LA Clippers vs Golden State Warriors Prediction & Match Preview – October 21st, 2021 | NBA Season 2021-22
The LA Clippers begin their 2021-22 NBA season with an away game at the Chase Center as they face the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.
The Warriors began their campaign with a victory against the LA Lakers on Tuesday.
Fixture – LA Clippers vs Golden State Warriors | NBA Season 2021-22.
Date & Time – Thursday, October 21st, 2021; 10:00 PM ET (Friday, October 22nd, 7:30 AM IST).
Venue – Chase Center, San Francisco, CA.
LA Clippers Preview
Kawhi Leonard’s injury in the second round of the 2021 NBA playoffs is a huge blow to the LA Clippers. Although Paul George and company. led the team to Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, they are no longer a favorite in the West.
Leonard tore his ACL and could return around May 2021, if he does this season. Many analysts, like Undisputed’s Skip Bayless on Fox Sports, believe the Clippers have a legitimate title shot as long as Leonard returns before he begins the postseason.
For this particular game against the Golden State Warriors, the LA Clippers will have to find something extra on the bench as many players are injured.
The Warriors play with heavy ball moves and incredible IQ. They can’t afford to be indifferent on defense and will need to bomb Stephen Curry every time he gets the ball.
The LA Clippers have a ton of injuries, so winning this game can be tough.
Golden State Warriors Preview
The Golden State Warriors are coming off a narrow win against the LA Lakers on opening night. Talisman star Stephen Curry shot badly from the field and the team was left without the services of Klay Thompson and James Wiseman.
However, the Warriors still managed to get a victory on the road and survived a combined 67-point outing by LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
Nemanja Bjelica was phenomenal from the bench, contributing 15 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and a steal. Jordan Poole also had an excellent start, and his scoring in the fourth quarter helped fuel his team’s comeback.
Klay Thomspon’s father and former NBA player Mychal Thompson believes the Golden State Warriors will be a “fearsome title contender” when everyone is healthy.
As reported by NBC Sports Bay Area, Thompson told KNBR:
“The Warriors, oh, they’re scary … I mean they saw what they could be like last night with Steph having a bad night. Now imagine them with Wiseman and Klay healthy. They are definitely a threat.”
Meanwhile, Stephen Curry is extremely proud of his teammates and believes that the depth and IQ of Golden State Warriors basketball will help them win games this season.
Clippers vs Warriors match prediction
The LA Clippers don’t have many players, most importantly Kawhi Leonard, so the Golden State Warriors have a significant advantage Thursday night.
Although the Dubs are also lacking Thompson and Wiseman, their chemistry has been excellent so far, and the rest of the players seem ready to contribute to the “next man” mentality.
The Golden State Warriors have a better chance of winning this game against the LA Clippers.
Where to watch the Clippers vs Warriors game
The showtime showdown between the LA Clippers and the Golden State Warriors will air nationally on TNT. The game can also be streamed live with an NBA League Pass.
Additionally, fans can tune in to the radio on AM 570 KLAC / S: KTM and 95.7 The Game to hear live commentary on this match.