James and the Lakers take on the Clippers

Mon, Jan 23, 2023
NBA News (AP)

James and the Lakers take on the Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers (25-24, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (22-25, 12th in the Western Conference)

Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: LeBron James leads the Los Angeles Lakers into a matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers. He ranks sixth in the league averaging 29.8 points per game.

The Lakers are 11-16 against Western Conference opponents. The Lakers are sixth in the Western Conference scoring 117.1 points while shooting 48.5% from the field.

The Clippers are 15-15 in Western Conference play. The Clippers are 4-2 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Clippers won 114-101 in the last matchup on Nov. 10. Paul George led the Clippers with 29 points, and James led the Lakers with 30 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Russell Westbrook is averaging 15.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 7.6 assists for the Lakers. James is averaging 28.6 points over the last 10 games.

Reggie Jackson is averaging 11 points and 3.6 assists for the Clippers. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 18.7 points over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lakers: 6-4, averaging 120.8 points, 44.2 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 6.8 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 49.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.2 points per game.

Clippers: 4-6, averaging 110.7 points, 43.4 rebounds, 22.6 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.8 points.

INJURIES: Lakers: Austin Reaves: out (hamstring), Lonnie Walker IV: out (knee), Anthony Davis: out (foot), LeBron James: day to day (ankle).

Clippers: John Wall: out (abdominal), Luke Kennard: day to day (calf).

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

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