The Los Angeles Clippers continue their road trip tonight in our nation's capital, facing the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center. The Clippers had their four-game winning streak snapped last night in New Jersey, with a tough overtime loss to the Nets. Blake Griffin had a chance to win the game in regulation, but he missed the second of two free throws, which sent the game into the extra period.
As is expected from a young team, the Clippers have had their ups and downs this season. Their win in Boston this week gave them victories over all six first-place teams this season. But the flip side of that is that the Clippers have also lost to all five last-place teams they have faced. The one last-place team they have yet to face this year is the Wizards.
It took until the 67th game of the season, but this is the Clippers' first game against the Wizards this season. The Clippers have beaten Washington three straight times, sweeping the season series last year. Washington will come to Staples Center on March 23. If it wasn't for Griffin, the Wizards' John Wall would be the favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year. The point guard is averaging 15.5 points per game and 8.8 assists per contest for Washington this season.
While the Clippers have done well at home and miserable on the road, the Wizards take that to the extreme. Washington has won just one of 30 road games this season, but they are 15-18 at home. The Clippers are 18-15 at home and 7-26 on the road, though they are 2-1 on the current road trip. The Wizards have lost 18 of their last 21 games overall.
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