The Clippers square off against the Warriors at home, who they just lost to 36 hours earlier.

Game Information

Where: Arena, Los Angeles, CA

When: 1 PM PT

How to Watch: Clippervision, Bally Sports SoCal

Projected Starting Lineups

Clippers: James Harden – Terance Mann – Paul George – Kawhi Leonard – Ivica Zubac

Warriors: Stephen Curry – Klay Thompson – Moses Moody – Draymond Green – Kevon Looney

Injury Report

Clippers: Brandon Boston Jr. out (quad), Mason Plumlee out (MCL)

Warriors: Chris Paul out (leg), Andrew Wiggins questionable (finger), Gary Payton II out (calf)

The Big Picture

Consistency. That seems to be the Clippers biggest issue at the moment. The past four game for the Clippers have been night and day. They beat elite teams in the Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings in impressive fashion. They turn around and lose to the Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors who were both incredibly short-handed.

It’s a little past time to chalk those losses up to working out the lineup kinks. It just seems like an effort issue when the team has shown exactly what they’re capable of.

There’s the issue of the bench too. That’s an area where Tyronn Lue seems to be doing his usual tinkering; that is, finding a working combination. The James Harden trade changed several roles. The bench at times has been a strength for the Clippers in seasons past. The past few games it’s been a source of inconsistency.

Ultimately, there has to be some kind of sense of urgency. Too many early losses can doom the Clippers later in the season.

The Antagonist

The Golden State Warriors come to town feeling good about themselves, having beaten these same Clippers on Thursday. They’re banged up and beat up and have been inconsistent as well, but that was one of their better games of the season.

The Warriors are going to come into the arena believing they can win. As long as Steph Curry is out there, anything is possible. It’s up to the Clippers to come out with the sense of urgency they did against Dallas and Sacramento and get back on track.

David Yapkowitz

David Yapkowitz

David is in his sixth season as credentialed media at Los Angeles Clippers games and second season covering the team for 213 Hoops. He also covers the game at the college and high school levels. When his professional basketball dreams did not materialize, he turned to the next best thing, writing about it.

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