Los Angeles faces Denver on 3-game road slide

January 18, 2022 GMT

Los Angeles Clippers (22-23, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (22-20, sixth in the Western Conference)

Denver; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles will aim to stop its three-game road skid when the Clippers play Denver.

The Nuggets are 15-13 against Western Conference opponents. Denver has a 12-13 record against teams over .500.

The Clippers have gone 13-19 against Western Conference opponents. Los Angeles is eighth in the Western Conference with 34.7 defensive rebounds per game led by Paul George averaging 6.7.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Clippers won 87-85 in the last meeting on Jan. 12. Amir Coffey led the Clippers with 18 points, and Aaron Gordon led the Nuggets with 30 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Will Barton averages 2.4 made 3-pointers per game for the Nuggets, scoring 15.2 points while shooting 37.0% from beyond the arc. Nikola Jokic is shooting 57.1% and averaging 23.7 points over the last 10 games for Denver.


Luke Kennard is shooting 44.1% from beyond the arc with 2.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Clippers, while averaging 11.7 points. Marcus Morris is averaging 18 points over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 6-4, averaging 109.1 points, 45.9 rebounds, 29.1 assists, 6.5 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 48.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.7 points per game.

Clippers: 4-6, averaging 104.4 points, 42.1 rebounds, 23.0 assists, 7.1 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 44.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.8 points.

INJURIES: Nuggets: PJ Dozier: out (acl), Vlatko Cancar: out (foot), Austin Rivers: day to day (illness), Michael Porter Jr.: out for season (back), Jamal Murray: out (knee), JaMychal Green: out (health and safety protocols).

Clippers: Paul George: out (elbow), Kawhi Leonard: out (right knee), Luke Kennard: out (reconditioning), Jason Preston: out (foot).


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