The Clippers fell down hard Wednesday on the first date of this five-game trip, losing to a New Orleans Pelicans team that was injury-riddled.
Now the Clippers will try to pick up the pieces tonight when they face the Dallas Mavericks in a back-to-back game.
The Clippers have won both meetings with Dallas this season, outscoring the Mavericks, 16-2, in the final 3 minutes, 51 seconds to win a game on the road and then erasing a 17-point deficit in 4:30 to get the win at Staples Center.
But the Clippers are struggling some right now, going 2-2 in their last four games.
And they will face a Mavericks team that is playing for its playoff life.
The Mavs are tied with the Phoenix Suns at 43-29, but Dallas is in the ninth spot in the Western Conference and out of the playoffs right now.
Dallas has won five of its last seven games.