Preview: Clippers vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Clippers play the Pelicans on Friday on their second stop of an eight-game road trip

The Clippers have won six games in a row and are in fourth place in the extremely competitive Western Conference. They are tied for the third-best record in the West at 32-14.

The Clippers will play the Pelicans on their second stop of an eight-game road trip. The Pelicans (24-22) are in ninth place in the West, eight games behind the Clippers.

Pelicans' All-Star power forward Anthony Davis is listed as a game-time decision for Friday's game after suffering a Grade 1 groin strain Wednesday. Davis is averaging 24.5 points and 10.4 rebounds a game.

When the teams played Dec. 6, the Clippers won, 120-100. In that game, the Clippers outshot the Pelicans from the field, 55% to 48%, and from beyond the three-point line, 53% to 35%. Blake Griffin led the charge with 30 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

In the Clippers' most recent win, a 94-89 victory over Utah, they held the Jazz to five for 24 shooting from beyond the three-point line, and only allowed them to score 17 points in the fourth quarter.

The Pelicans had won four games in a row before losing to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, 93-85.

The Clippers have won seven of their last eight against the Pelicans.

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