Denver hosts Los Angeles on 3-game home skid

March 21, 2022 GMT

Los Angeles Clippers (36-37, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (42-30, seventh in the Western Conference)

Denver; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Denver looks to break its three-game home skid with a win over Los Angeles.

The Nuggets have gone 25-19 against Western Conference teams. Denver is 19-5 when it wins the turnover battle and averages 13.7 turnovers per game.

The Clippers are 21-25 against Western Conference opponents. Los Angeles has a 15-22 record against opponents over .500.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. The Nuggets won 130-128 in overtime in the last matchup on Jan. 20. Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 49 points, and Ivica Zubac led the Clippers with 32 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jokic is scoring 26.1 points per game with 13.6 rebounds and 8.0 assists for the Nuggets. Monte Morris is averaging 12.9 points and 3.7 rebounds while shooting 53.6% over the past 10 games for Denver.

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Reggie Jackson is averaging 17 points and 4.8 assists for the Clippers. Marcus Morris is averaging 16.1 points over the past 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 6-4, averaging 116.9 points, 44.3 rebounds, 29.1 assists, 7.0 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.7 points per game.

Clippers: 4-6, averaging 106.5 points, 44.1 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 7.1 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.6 points.

INJURIES: Nuggets: Zeke Nnaji: out (ankle), Vlatko Cancar: out (foot), Michael Porter Jr.: out (back), Jamal Murray: out (knee).

Clippers: Norman Powell: out (toe), Paul George: out (elbow), Kawhi Leonard: out (knee), Jason Preston: out (foot), Jay Scrubb: out for season (toe).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.