NBA Matchup: Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings
Date: 22 December 2021
Time: 10:00 PM ET
The Sacramento Kings will host the Los Angeles Clippers for the first time in the 2021-22 NBA season. Both the Kings and Clippers enter this matchup on losing streaks. Sac-town lost to the Warriors whereas Spurs defeated the Clippers in the Staples Center.
Los Angeles Clippers season so far
The Los Angeles Clippers would want to snap a three-game losing streak when they take on the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. The Clippers lost to San Antonio 116-92, Thunder 104-103 and Jazz 124-103. Currently placed sixth in the western conference, LAC is have won five games and are averaging 106.4 points, 41.9 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 7.6 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Defensively the Clips are ranked eighth as they are allowing 108.7 points this season.
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The Clippers points and assists leader is Paul George. He averages 25 points per game and adds 5.4 assists. PG also leads the team with 1.9 steals per game. Luke Kennard has also been incredible for the Clippers as he averages 2.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Clippers, scoring 11.7 points while shooting 45.1% from beyond the arc.
Sacramento Kings season so far
The Sacramento Kings are continuing their rebuild as they are the 10th seed in the western conference. Currently, the Sactown sits sixth in points per game at 110.8 and 29th in points allowed per contest at 114.3. They are sixth overall in field goal attempts per game but are hitting only 45.4% of their attempts, 16th overall. The Kings are 24th in three-point shooting (33.7%) and 25th in free-throw percentage (75.1%). Sacramento is sixth in offensive rebounds per game at 10.8 and 16th in total rebounds at 44.8.
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Harrison Barnes scored 24 points and hit 5 threes in Sacramento’s last match up against the Warriors pic.twitter.com/aVWP1M7Xdu
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The Kings are led by De’Aaron Fox (21.3 ppg), who is listed in the health and safety protocol. The Kings will also be without Davion Mitchell and Richaun Holmes, meaning 45 points are out of action between the three. Harrison Barnes is averaging 17.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game would be the go-to player against the Clippers.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings Match Prediction
Sacramento has dominated Los Angeles in their past few meetings and would hope to continue winnings as the Clippers are not playing very well. The Clips are getting outplayed as they have been hit by many injuries that have hurt this team.
However, The Kings are not playing very well of late either, as they have lost five of their last seven games. The Clippers losing streak comes after an incredible four-game winning streak, and the team is playing well defensively, holding opponents under 110 in five of the last eight games. Hence the Los Angeles Clippers will win this game.
Los Angeles Clippers
Isaiah Hartenstein – Ankle – Expected to be out until at least Dec 26
Marcus Morris – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 26
Jason Preston -Foot – Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
Kawhi Leonard -Knee Expected – to be out until at least Mar 1
Neemias Queta – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 30
Richaun Holmes – Eye – Game Time Decision
Davion Mitchell – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 28
Alex Len – Covid-19- Expected to be out until at least Dec 26
Louis King – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 26
De’Aaron Fox – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 26
Terence Davis – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 26
Marvin Bagley III – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 26
How to watch Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings?
The game between Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings airs on NBATV. Fans can also watch the game on NBA League Pass.