Fixture: Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date & Time: Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 5:00 pm ET (10:00 PM GMT)
Venue: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento
The Los Angeles Clippers continue to win matches while they also manage the load on Kawhi Leonard. With a win-loss record of 23-11, the Clippers are currently placed third in the Western Conference. After an impressive win over local rivals and conference leaders Lakers on Christmas day, the Clippers suffered a 13-point loss against a Donovan Mitchell- powered Utah Jazz on Saturday. The Clippers were exposed after their plans around the duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George did not go well. They will be expecting a better overall performance when they travel to Sacramento on Tuesday.
The Kings have been in poor form recently. They have lost seven games in a row. They are placed 13th in the Western Conference- with only New Orleans Pelicans and Golden State Warriors below them. Their record in the season has worsened to 21 losses after 33 games. Kings will be coming into the game on New Year’s eve having lost against a short-handed Denver Nuggets side.
Expected starting line-up: De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Harrison Barnes, Nemanja Bjelica, Richaun Holmes
Los Angeles Clippers-
Injuries: No injuries
Expected starting line-up: Patrick Beverley, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Moe Harkless, Ivica Zubac
The Kings attempt to put an end to the increasing winning streak isn’t going to get easier when they face a strong Clippers side. The Clippers away record at 9-8 might not look as impressive as their 14-3 home record, but they will be too strong for a struggling Kings side on Tuesday.