The Golden State Warriors host the LA Clippers once again tonight, after losing to them just two days back. Both teams were struggling offensively, but Kawhi Leonard managed to get the win for the Clippers. They play at the Chase Center again, at 10 pm EST.
The Warriors have been very inconsistent so far and have only won when Stephen Curry has played well. When he has underperformed, the whole team’s performance has taken a hit. Their new arrival, Kelly Oubre Jr, has been far from impressive and has let down the team on multiple occasions.
The Clippers have had a good start to their season, but have recorded three surprising losses. They were crushed by the Mavericks by 50 points, and then unexpectedly lost to the Jazz and the Spurs as well. Stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George seem determined to help the team improve from last season’s performance.
The Warriors have listed Curry as probably after a rolled ankle in the previous game, but he is likely to return to the lineup. Bench shooter Jordan Poole has also been listed as a game-time decision, and the Warriors will hope he can return in time.
They should have an unchanged lineup with Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins starting as the guards. Kelly Oubre and Draymond Green will start as the forwards, while James Wiseman will be their starting center.
The Clippers have also been consistent with their lineup. They arrive into this matchup without any major injuries and will have a full-strength squad.
Their lineup will have Patrick Beverley and Paul George as the guards, Kawhi Leonard and Nicolas Batum as the forwards, and Serge Ibaka as the center.
The LA Clippers will be the favorites once again. It was close last time, but only because they were struggling themselves. Tonight it could be a breeze if they can get their offense going. Unless Curry pulls off a display as he had against the Blazers, the Warriors don’t have a chance of coming away with a win.
The Clippers could go at the top of the Western Conference if they win, but it also depends on the Suns’ result. They are headed in the right direction for now, and just need to avoid injuries and stay consistent.
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