Los Angeles will play in San Antonio on Friday night, the second of four away games they will take part in as they try to snap a three-game losing streak.
The latest injury status of Kawhi Leonard and Paul Geogre for Spurs vs. Clippers
- Update for the Spurs
Even though Gregg Popovich’s Spurs started the season with a 5-2 record, it has been a nightmare season for them ever since. The Spurs haven’t won three games in a row since early December.
From the beginning of November to the beginning of December, they lost 16 of their 17 games and have continued to struggle since the middle of the month.
The Spurs’ second-leading scorer, Devin Vassell is out indefinitely with a knee injury.
Tre Jones, a guard, is averaging 13.8 points and a team-best 6.4 assists per game. In contrast to the fourth-ranked offense (12.5), San Antonio’s defense (112.5) ranks just 21st against the league (110.5).
- Update for the Clippers
After a 2-4 start to the season, the Lakers have gone on multiple winning streaks, the longest of which was 9 games in a row in the month of November.
Losing by four games to Sacramento cost them the division lead. Moreover, the Lakers are currently ranked eighth in the Western Conference.
Paul George, the Clippers’ All-Star point guard and a five-game absentee, returned on Tuesday against the 76ers and scored 13 points while also grabbing eight rebounds.
Even though George sat out Wednesday’s second game of a back-to-back, he is not considered questionable to play today.
He is leading the Clippers in scoring with 23.4 points per game and grabbing 6.0 rebounds per contest. Kawhi Leonard adds 19.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.
The veteran point guard John Wall, who averages 11.4% of the team’s points, will be out indefinitely with an abdominal injury.
The Clippers allow the fewest points per game (109.2) in the NBA. Their opponent, San Antonio, allows 121.2 points per game, the most in the league.