The Clippers take on the Timberwolves in their third preseason game, but first in front of their home fans in Los Angeles.

Game Information

Where: Arena

When: 7:30 PM PT

How to Watch: KTLA

Projected Starting Lineups

Clippers: John Wall – Paul George – Kawhi Leonard – Marcus Morris Sr. – Ivica Zubac

Timberwolves: D’Angelo Russell – Anthony Edwards – Jaden McDaniels – Naz Reid – Rudy Gobert

Things to Watch For

Marcus Morris is set to return to the lineup after being away briefly for the birth of his son. With that should be a return to the starting lineup as well, though John Wall has been predicted to start this game instead of Reggie Jackson. A few days ago, Tyronn Lue essentially said Morris would be the starting power forward to begin the season. As one of the team’s only consistent shot creators outside of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, Morris was relied on heavily last season and would benefit tremendously from the stars presence and a much lighter workload.

The Clippers should also get Terance Mann back in the lineup. Mann had been out with an ankle injury but is expected to return against Minnesota. 

Luke Kennard and Jason Preston will probably not play, however. Kennard suited up against the Portland Trail Blazers last game, but he’s dealing with an ankle injury and will likely be kept out another game. Preston, who started against Maccabi Ra’anana, has a groin injury and didn’t play against Portland. 

On the Timberwolves side, they have yet to debut their new frontline of Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert. Towns has been away from the team while dealing with a non-Covid illness and just recently returned. He hadn’t played in either of the Wolves first two preseason games. It may be unlikely he plays against the Clippers, but in the event that he does, that size would present a good early challenge for the Clippers.

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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