The Los Angeles Clippers will look to add to their blowout win against Memphis when they travel to Phoenix on Wednesday night. Los Angeles is 38-19 on the season and snapped a three-game losing skid with Monday’s win. Phoenix has won three of its last four games to improve to 24-34 overall.
Clippers coming off monstrous winLos Angeles wasted no time in bouncing back from its three-game losing skid. The Clippers jumped out to a 40-14 lead at the end of the first quarter as 11-point home favorites against Memphis on Monday. They also outscored the Grizzlies in the second and fourth quarter en route to a decisive 124-97 victory. Los Angeles has won nine of its last 10 games against Phoenix. The Clippers are one game behind Denver for second place in the Western Conference, but they trail the Lakers by six games for the top spot.
Superstar Kawhi Leonard leads Los Angeles with 27.2 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game. He has also done a good job as a facilitator, dishing out 5.2 assists per contest. Leonard has made 93 of 249 attempts from beyond the arc. Forward Paul George is scoring 21.3 points per game and is grabbing 6.0 rebounds per game. He has been the best 3-point shooter on the team, making 112 of 287 attempts from beyond the arc. Veteran guard Lou Williams is once again in the conversation for the Sixth Man of the Year award, scoring 19.4 points per game.
Suns sneaking into playoff conversationPhoenix has won three of its last four games and is now just 4.5 games back of the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. The Suns’ recent wins have come against Golden State, Chicago and Utah. They were 6.5-point favorites against the Warriors and 3-point favorites against the Bulls. Monday night’s 131-111 road win came in surprising fashion, as Phoenix was an 8.5-point underdog. The Suns outscored the Jazz by a tally of 66-42 in the paint. Wednesday night’s game kicks off a six-game homestand for Phoenix.
Devin Booker leads Phoenix with 26.3 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game. Like Leonard, Booker is an excellent distributor. He is dishing out 6.4 assists per contest. Booker has made 109 of 301 attempts from beyond the arc. Center Deandre Ayton is scoring 18.9 points per game and is completing his double-double average with 11.9 rebounds per game. Forward Kelly Oubre Jr. is scoring 18.7 points per game and is grabbing 6.4 rebounds per contest. Guard Ricky Rubio is scoring 12.6 points per game and is dishing out a team-high 8.7 assists per outing.
- 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
- 1-9 ATS in its last 10 home games
Los Angeles is:
- 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games vs. Phoenix