Clippers play the Nets for cross-conference matchup
Brooklyn Nets (36-35, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (40-30, eighth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Sunday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles and Brooklyn play in non-conference action.
The Clippers are 21-13 on their home court. Los Angeles is 4-2 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
The Nets have gone 15-19 away from home. Brooklyn averages 15 turnovers per game and is 16-9 when turning the ball over less than opponents. The Clippers won the last meeting between these two teams 127-119 on Nov. 17. Danilo Gallinari scored 28 points to help lead Los Angeles to the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Montrezl Harrell is averaging 16.4 points and 6.6 rebounds for the Clippers. Lou Williams has averaged 23.2 points and totaled three rebounds while shooting 40.6 percent over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
D’Angelo Russell leads the Nets averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers while scoring 20.2 points per game and shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc. Caris LeVert has averaged 3.2 assists and scored 9.7 points over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 5-5, averaging 108.7 points, 45.3 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 6.1 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.5 points on 41.3 percent shooting.
Clippers: 7-3, averaging 116.9 points, 48 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 7.4 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting.
Clippers Injuries: Luc Mbah a Moute: out (knee).
Nets Injuries: Allen Crabbe: out (knee), Shabazz Napier: day to day (hamstring).