One of the most awaited game happened last night at Staples Center‚ Los Angeles‚ California. The Los Angele Clippers don’t seems to have much trouble scoring at home.
The Clippers look to build on perhaps their best performance of the season Wednesday night when they try to send the Pelicans to an 0–3 start to their road trip.
Los Angeles (17–9) leads the NBA with an average of 111.5 points at home, winning nine of 11 games. That’s in stark contrast to the 98.7 points the Clippers average on the road.
They continued their offensive prowess at Staples Center on Monday by beating usually stingy San Antonio 115–92‚ shooting 51.3 percent from the floor –– 11 of 23 from beyond the arc.
“It tells you they’re in it mentally‚” coach Doc Rivers said of the Clippers recording their most lopsided win over the Spurs. “Very proud of them. I think they wanted to win very bad.”
Los Angeles could be in for another productive day on their own court since the Pelicans (11–12) are among the worst defensive teams on the road‚ surrendering an average of 106.5 points while going 4–7.
The Clippers have won five of six against New Orleans‚ including three in a row. They won for the fourth time in five home meetings Dec. 19‚ 2012‚ holding the Pelicans to 38.7 percent from the floor 2 for 19 from long range in a 93–77 victory.