NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Sunday, November 28th (All times eastern)
Golden State Warriors (3-9) at Los Angeles Clippers (7-6), 3:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Clippers begin a seven-game homestand this afternoon, as they host the Golden State Warriors in the back end of a home- and-home series at the Staples Center.
The Clippers won back-to-back games for the second time this season with Friday's 98-87 victory over the Warriors.
Bobby Simmons scored 17 points and pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds to lead the Clippers to the win at the Arena. Elton Brand contributed 17 points and nine rebounds for the Clippers, while Quinton Ross delivered 14 points.
Rick Brunson registered 12 points off the bench for the Clippers. Marko Jaric and Corey Maggette both chipped in with 11 points for Los Angeles, which has won five of its last six games in Oakland.
Speedy Claxton scored a season-high 22 points for the Warriors, who have lost two of their last three. Jason Richardson posted 17 points and seven rebounds, as Golden State lost for the fifth time in seven tries against the Clippers.
Mickael Pietrus scored 16 points for the Warriors, who fell to 2-5 at home this season.
The Clippers will try to improve to 3-0 against the Warriors this season and post their first three-game winning streak since they won three in a row from January 31-February 4 of last season.
LA has a couple of injury concerns for today's game, as Maggette and guard Kerry Kittles are questionable for the affair. Maggette has a left ankle sprain, while Kittles is suffering from a bruised right knee.
With a win today the Clippers can clinch the season series with Golden State. After today's contest the teams have just one more meeting this year. The final contest will also be in Los Angeles on January 29.
The Warriors have picked up a handful of wins in LA against the Clippers over the past few seasons. Golden State has won three of four and eight of its last 13 road contests against the Clippers.
11/28 10:07:23 ET