The Clippers host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday after having lost both games of a two-game trip against San Antonio and Houston.
It’s been a tiring stretch for the Clippers, who have played seven of their last eight games on the road. They are currently in fourth place in the Western Conference with a record of 16-12, behind Golden State (26-1), San Antonio (23-5) and Oklahoma City (18-9).
The Clippers are facing a Thunder team that’s been streaking as of late, having won seven of their last eight games.
Last season, the Clippers beat the Thunder in two of their three meetings, though Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant each missed one of those games.
Both Durant and Griffin will be available Monday. The matchup also features two of the best point guards in the league in Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook and two of the top shot blockers in DeAndre Jordan and Serge Ibaka.
Westbrook is averaging 25.1 points and 9.5 assists a game, while Paul is averaging 16.8 points and nine assists. Jordan is averaging 11.1 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks a game, while Ibaka is averaging 13.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.4 blocks.
Griffin leads the Clippers with 23.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists. Durant leads the Thunder with 27 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists.
When the teams met in the second round of the playoffs in 2014, the Thunder won in six games.