The Los Angeles Clippers look for their fourth consecutive victory on Wednesday night, facing the Utah Jazz at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City. The Clippers have lost 16 straight and 42 of their last 43 games in Utah, dating all the way back to 1990. If they are to break the streak Wednesday, they will have to beat a Utah team with Al Jefferson.
The big man for the Jazz returns to the starting lineup after missing a game with an inflamed right ankle. Jefferson is averaging 17.9 points and 9.0 rebounds per game this season for Utah.
Caron Butler was a late scratch for the Clippers, out with a sore lower back. Ryan Gomes will start in his place. Raja Bell is out for Utah with a strained right adductor muscle. Here are Wednesday's starting lineups:
Point Guard: Chris Paul
Shooting Guard: Chauncey Billups
Small Forward: Ryan Gomes
Power Forward: Blake Griffin
Center: DeAndre Jordan
Point Guard: Devin Harris
Shooting Guard: Gordon Hayward
Small Forward: Josh Howard
Power Forward: Paul Millsap
Center: Al Jefferson
Wednesday night's 7:30 p.m. PST game will be televised on ESPN and Prime Ticket. For more news and information regarding Clippers basketball, be sure to read Clips Nation.