Los Angeles faces Sacramento, seeks 4th straight win

April 8, 2022 GMT

Sacramento Kings (29-51, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (40-40, eighth in the Western Conference)

Los Angeles; Saturday, 9:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles looks to keep its three-game win streak going when the Clippers take on Sacramento.

The Clippers are 8-7 against Pacific Division teams. Los Angeles has a 10-5 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Kings are 19-31 against Western Conference opponents. Sacramento is 10-23 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 13.5 turnovers per game.

The teams square off for the fourth time this season. The Clippers won the last meeting 105-89 on Dec. 23, with Eric Bledsoe scoring 19 points points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Reggie Jackson is averaging 17 points and 4.8 assists for the Clippers. Paul George is averaging 24.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.2 steals over the past 10 games for Los Angeles.


De’Aaron Fox is averaging 23.2 points and 5.6 assists for the Kings. Davion Mitchell is averaging 18.6 points and 8.4 assists over the past 10 games for Sacramento.

LAST 10 GAMES: Clippers: 4-6, averaging 115.1 points, 40.6 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 7.3 steals and 6.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.1 points per game.

Kings: 4-6, averaging 111.3 points, 40.5 rebounds, 24.5 assists, 6.4 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.7 points.

INJURIES: Clippers: Kawhi Leonard: out (knee), Jason Preston: out (foot), Brandon Boston Jr.: day to day (illness), Jay Scrubb: out for season (toe).

Kings: Domantas Sabonis: out (knee), Terence Davis: out (wrist), Richaun Holmes: out for season (personal), De’Aaron Fox: day to day (hand), Alex Len: day to day (back).


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