Houston Rockets (15-42, 15th in Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (29-31, eighth in Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Thursday, 10:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Houston travels to Los Angeles looking to end its five-game road losing streak.
The Clippers went 16-23 against Western Conference teams. Los Angeles is 15-18 against opponents with a winning record.
The Rockets are 7-27 against Western Conference opponents. Houston is 5-33 in games decided by at least 10 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Luke Kennard is shooting 43.4 percent from beyond the arc with 2.6 3-pointers per game for the Clippers, while averaging 11.6 points. Reggie Jackson is shooting 42.8 percent and averaging 17.5 points over Los Angeles’ last 10 games.
Christian Wood is shooting 48.4 percent and averaging 17.6 points for the Rockets. Kevin Porter Jr. is averaging 3.5 3-pointers in Houston’s last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Clippers: 4-6, averaged 109.7 points, 42.7 rebounds, 24.8 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field . Their opponents are averaging 113.1 points per game.
Rockets: 1-9, averaged 108.9 points, 39.5 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 44.4 percent from the field. Their opponents average 124.4 points.
INJURIES: Clippers: Norman Powell: out (toe), Paul George: out (elbow), Kawhi Leonard: out (knee), Jason Preston: out (foot), Jay Scrubb: out for the season (toe).
Rockets: Christian Wood: out (illness), Usman Garuba: out (wrist), Kevin Porter Jr.: out (illness).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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