Fixture: Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date & Time: Monday, November 18, 2019 -10:30 PM ET (03:30 AM GMT)
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles,
An exciting prospect of finally getting to watch Paul George and Kawhi Leonard awaits as Los Angeles Clippers take on Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. The game would also see Paul George facing his old team.
Going into the game, the Clippers have managed to score at a clip of 111.6 points per game, and defensively, they have been conceding 108.6 points per game so far. They are coming on the back of an impressive trash 49-point victory over Atlanta Hawks on Saturday. Clippers have an 8-5 record after over a month into the season.
As for the Thunder, they come into the game with a 5-7 record, a main reason for which is their record down the road. While they have been decent playing at home, they have lost all of their four games away. They will want to improve that, but what is next in front of them might not be as straight forward.
Kawhi Leonard has now missed four games in the season, initially for workload management and later due to a knee contusion. He is, however expected to be back on Monday to face Oklahoma. As per the official reports, Patrick Beverley, along with Leonard are listed as questionable for Monday’s game. Meanwhile, Paul George who has missed the beginning of the season, looks to have made his comeback with over 30 points in the 20 odd minutes that he played in each of the last two games.
As for Oklahoma City, they have two players on their injury list, although it should not be a huge matter of concern for them. Andre Roberson is listed as not available and Hamidou Diallo is day-to-day and is questionable for the game against Clippers.
Although Oklahoma City might put up a good fight on Monday, Staples centre does not seem to be the place for their first away victory of the season, against a strong looking Clippers lineup.