Los Angeles Clippers (47-24, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (21-50, 14th in the Western Conference)
Oklahoma City; Sunday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City will try to stop its nine-game slide when the Thunder take on Los Angeles.
The Thunder are 11-30 against Western Conference opponents. Oklahoma City ranks eighth in the Western Conference with 47.3 points per game in the paint led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averaging 11.3.
The Clippers are 27-14 against Western Conference opponents. Los Angeles is 25-8 against opponents with a losing record.
The two teams matchup for the third time this season. The Clippers defeated the Thunder 108-100 in their last meeting on Jan. 24. Kawhi Leonard led LA with 34 points, and Gilgeous-Alexander paced Oklahoma City scoring 23 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Moses Brown leads the Thunder with 8.7 rebounds and averages 8.2 points. Darius Bazley is averaging 16 points and 6.4 rebounds while shooting 36.4% over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.
Leonard leads the Clippers averaging 24.8 points and is adding 6.5 rebounds. Paul George is averaging 18.7 points and 7.2 rebounds while shooting 35.8% over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
LAST 10 GAMES: Thunder: 1-9, averaging 101.9 points, 46.4 rebounds, 21 assists, 7.4 steals and three blocks per game while shooting 41.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.3 points on 50.1% shooting.
Clippers: 5-5, averaging 108.3 points, 43.8 rebounds, 24.4 assists, seven steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.1 points on 45.4% shooting.
INJURIES: Thunder: Josh Hall: out (health and safety protocols), Mike Muscala: out (ankle), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: out (foot), Luguentz Dort: out (knee).
Clippers: Reggie Jackson: out (achilles), Amir Coffey: day to day (health and safety protocols).
The Associated Press