Los Angeles visits Brooklyn after Thomas' 44-point game

Los Angeles Clippers (30-26, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (32-20, fourth in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn hosts the Los Angeles Clippers after Cameron Thomas scored 44 points in the Brooklyn Nets' 125-123 victory over the Washington Wizards.

The Nets have gone 16-8 in home games. Brooklyn is the worst team in the Eastern Conference with just 40.3 rebounds per game led by Nicolas Claxton averaging 9.0.

The Clippers have gone 16-15 away from home. Los Angeles ranks fourth in the Western Conference shooting 37.7% from downtown. Moussa Diabate leads the Clippers shooting 50% from 3-point range.

The two teams square off for the second time this season. The Nets defeated the Clippers 110-95 in their last matchup on Nov. 12. Kevin Durant led the Nets with 27 points, and Paul George led the Clippers with 17 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kyrie Irving averages 3.3 made 3-pointers per game for the Nets, scoring 27.1 points while shooting 37.4% from beyond the arc. Durant is averaging 29.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.5 blocks over the past 10 games for Brooklyn.

Reggie Jackson is averaging 10.9 points and 3.6 assists for the Clippers. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 21.7 points over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 5-5, averaging 116.6 points, 39.4 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 6.4 steals and 6.0 blocks per game while shooting 50.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.3 points per game.

Clippers: 7-3, averaging 118.3 points, 43.3 rebounds, 23.0 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 48.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.7 points.

INJURIES: Nets: Kevin Durant: out (knee), T.J. Warren: out (shin), Ben Simmons: out (knee), Markieff Morris: day to day (knee), Kyrie Irving: out (calf), Seth Curry: day to day (adductor).

Clippers: John Wall: out (abdominal).


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

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