Sacramento Kings – Los Angeles Clippers / NBA – The Kings and Clippers face each other twice in a row. First in the night from Thursday to Friday at the Kings, after which they will meet in LA on Saturday. In the current season, they have already made two joint matches and both times the Clippers won a victory. These two teams are struggling with injury-related problems facing their players and, according to the announcements, the LA guests are more worrisome.
Sacramento is still looking for the right Starting Five to win, which obviously requires a lot of time. The question is how long will their fans have to be patient, especially considering that most of the players in Kings have their first to third season and they definitely lack experience. Veterans Randolph and Carter can transfer their experience while Guard Hill is currently with his wife, who is very pregnant.
The Kings are in the lower half of the table with a record of 13 wins and 27 losses and the Clippers welcome them at home, where they have so far won seven wins in 19 matches. A defeat they just received from the team from LA (95:97). They are in a series of two defeats and in the last nine matches they have suffered seven defeats. The team’s general manager, Vlade Divac, continues to believe that this young team needs time to reach the desired level. However, we are repeating our question and how long can your fans wait for it?
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers really have no luck with injuries in the current season. Just as they recovered and gradually began to climb, Griffin and Teodosic suffered new injuries. There is a chance they will face up in this match, but coach Rivers has said he will not rush to return. For some time Beverly and Gallinari and lately also Rivers missing. The Clippers have a better form than the Kings, but are still not among the first eight teams in the West. The Pelicans and Nuggets are not far away, but the question is asked to what extent the Clippers’ injuries will slow their ascent.
On the positive side (and also a surprise) is the brilliant performance of Lou Williams, who is the main candidate for the league’s top sixth player at the time, his average is over 22 points at that time and in the last ten matches he scored on average the 29 points (rumor has it that the Clippers could switch him to the team that will fight for the top). Jordan is also on the up, but his future is not safe with the Clippers, so everyone is under pressure.