The Los Angeles Clippers will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA League at the STAPLES Center on Saturday afternoon, with Clippers hoping to put behind the last match’s disappointment before the play-off begins and Cavaliers aiming to bounce back after their four-consecutive game loss in the league.
LA Clippers was defeated by the Bucks 128-118 on the road in their last contest. Cleveland dropped a heart-breaker to the San Antonio Spurs 116-110 on the road on Thursday night.
The Bucks were in exceptional form and had a lead over Clippers throughout the first half. The Clipper tried to seize control of the contest in the third quarter, scoring the first six points in the opening session but the Bucks answered with a 23-11 run to end the quarter.
The Clippers pulled away in the last quarter, outscoring the Bulls 41-28, but couldn’t prevent the Bucks to close the deal. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Clippers with 21 points. Wilson Chandler contributed 15 points and JaMychal Green added 16 points. Meanwhile, Los Angeles was playing without their star player Lou Williams in the following game.
Cavs starts off the game poorly against Spurs, taking only one point lead in the first quarter. Despite that inauspicious start, the club bounced back increasing the margin to 9 points till the first-half. Then, Spurs came back strong in the third quarter and held off the Cavs in the fourth for the win. Collin Sexton led the Cavaliers with 24 points on 10-for-17 shooting. Kevin Love contributed 18 points and Brandon Knight scored 14 points.
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The Cavaliers are struggling late in the season having lost 9 out of their 12 games in the tournament. The team sits second-last in the Eastern Conference and eliminated from playoff contention.
LA Clippers’ six-game consecutive win came to an end with a defeat to Bulls. Clippers are in good shape for the past few days, winning eleven of their last thirteen games. The Clippers sits sixth in the Western Conference with a 8-2 record in their last 10 games and a 23-13 mark at home.
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