Garrett Temple

Preview: Clippers vs. Washington Wizards

Preview: Clippers vs. Washington Wizards

The Clippers host the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Wizards (40-28) have won five games in a row, while the Clippers (44-25) have won two straight games. When the teams played in Washington on Dec. 12, the Wizards won, 104-96. In that game, John Wall had 10 points and 11 assists for the Wizards while Chris Paul had 19 points, six assists, but also committed six turnovers, for the Clippers. The Clippers are in fifth place in the Western Conference, half a game behind the fourth-place Portland Trail Blazers, 1 1/2 games behind the third-place Houston Rockets and 2 1/2 games behind the second-place Memphis Grizzlies. The Wizards are in fifth place in the...