The Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers face off in a matchup of two of the top teams in the Western Conference.
The Clippers have gone 6-2 against division opponents. The Clippers are 19-8 when they win the turnover battle and average 12.9 turnovers per game.
The Lakers are 20-10 in Western Conference play. The Lakers rank fourth in the Western Conference with 45.3 rebounds per game led by Anthony Davis averaging 8.4.
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The two teams square off for the second time this season. The Clippers defeated the Lakers 116-109 in their last meeting on Dec. 22. Paul George led the Clippers with 33 points, and LeBron James paced the Lakers scoring 22 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kawhi Leonard leads the Clippers scoring 25.9 points per game, and is averaging 6.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists. George is averaging 15.4 points and 5.8 rebounds while shooting 31.8% over the last 10 games for the Clippers.
Dennis Schroder is averaging 15.4 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Lakers. Montrezl Harrell is shooting 57.9% and averaging 18.2 points over the last 10 games for the Lakers.
LAST 10 GAMES: Clippers: 7-3, averaging 111.5 points, 44.7 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 7.4 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.9 points on 45.7% shooting.
Lakers: 5-5, averaging 106.1 points, 45.1 rebounds, 24.1 assists, 8.2 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 45.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.8 points on 46.4% shooting.
INJURIES: Clippers: Rajon Rondo: day to day (adductor), Serge Ibaka: day to day (back), Patrick Beverley: day to day (knee).
Lakers: Andre Drummond: out (toe), LeBron James: out (ankle), Jared Dudley: out (knee), Wesley Matthews: day to day (neck), Anthony Davis: out (achilles).