Following a tight loss against Milwaukee to break the ice, the LA Clippers (0-1) look to secure their first 2021 NBA Summer League win versus the Portland Trail Blazers (1-0) Tuesday night. Read on for our Clippers vs. Trail Blazers Summer League game preview.
Clippers vs. Trail Blazers Game Information
Where: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
When: 8 p.m. PT
How to Watch: ESPNU
Projected Starting Lineups:
L.A. Clippers: Jason Preston – Keon Johnson – Jay Scrubb – Amir Coffey – Daniel Oturu
Portland Trail Blazers: Emmanuel Mudiay – CJ Elleby – George King – Michael Beasley – Kenneth Faried
Less than 24 hours after seeing Bucks sophomore Jordan Nwora drop 30 points firsthand, the young-gun Clippers will be battle-tested once again against a team fielding several NBA veterans.
Heading into his third year around the league, the 6-foot-4-inch Antonio Blakeney torched the Charlotte Hornets in his 2021 Summer League debut for 27 points (9-10 FG) on Monday.
Meanwhile, some familiar faces in Michael Beasley, Kenneth Faried and Emmanuel Mudiay will try to put their combined 24 years of league experience to good use and give Jay Scrubb and co. some extra growing pains.
As for the main guys that Portland is looking to develop, the No. 43 pick in this year’s draft, Greg Brown, and second-year guard CJ Elleby will be looking to show what they can do. Although Nassir Little remains listed on the Blazers’ summer league roster, it appears newly appointed head coach Chauncey Billups and his staff deemed it unnecessary for the third-year forward to be out there, per The Athletic’s Jason Quick.
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