The Los Angeles Clippers open up the second half of their season with a contest against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night at Staples Center. Here are the details of the Western Conference contest:
Records: Clippers (20-11); Timberwolves (17-17)
Location: Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles
Time: 7:30 p.m.
TV: Prime Ticket, with Ralph Lawler and Michael Smith on the call
Offensive Efficiency: Clippers, 107.9 points per 100 possessions (fourth in NBA); Timberwolves, 103.1 (15th)
Defensive Efficiency: Timberwolves, 101.9 (13th); Clippers, 105.0 (21st)
Home, Sweet Home: The Clippers are 12-4 at home this season and are 28-9 in their last 37 home games dating back to last season.
Payback Time: One of the four home losses for the Clippers this season came at the hands of Minnesota, who erased a double-digit second half deficit on January 20. Kevin Love capped his 17-point, 14-rebound night with a buzzer-beating three-pointer from the top of the key to give Minnesota a 101-98 win. Despite that loss, the Clippers have still won six of their last nine meetings against the Timberwolves.
Boards: The Clippers have outrebounded their opponents in 11 straight games.
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