Los Angeles takes on Denver on 3-game skid

January 4, 2023 GMT

Los Angeles Clippers (21-18, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (24-13, first in the Western Conference)

Denver; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles aims to end its three-game slide with a win over Denver.

The Nuggets are 18-9 against conference opponents. Denver averages 14.6 turnovers per game and is 10- when it wins the turnover battle.

The Clippers are 11-11 against conference opponents. Los Angeles has a 9-10 record in games decided by 10 or more points.

The teams meet for the second time this season. In the last meeting on Nov. 26 the Nuggets won 114-104 led by 29 points from Aaron Gordon, while John Wall scored 23 points for the Clippers.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nikola Jokic is shooting 61.5% and averaging 25.6 points for the Nuggets. Gordon is averaging 17.1 points over the last 10 games for Denver.

Paul George is averaging 24.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.6 steals for the Clippers. Marcus Morris is averaging 11.7 points over the past 10 games for Los Angeles.


LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 7-3, averaging 117.7 points, 41.8 rebounds, 30.3 assists, 7.6 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 50.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.1 points per game.

Clippers: 5-5, averaging 114.2 points, 44.3 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 6.8 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.7 points.

INJURIES: Nuggets: Jeff Green: out (hand), Collin Gillespie: out (leg).

Clippers: Kawhi Leonard: out (illness).


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