The Los Angeles Clippers look for their seventh straight home win tonight as they host the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center. The two clubs should be familiar with one another, as this is their third meeting in the last 14 days. Monta Ellis, the third-leading scorer in the NBA, injured his ankle late in the fourth quarter in Friday night's win over Sacramento, and it is unknown whether or not he will play tonight.
The Clippers got a rare appearance on national television Thursday night, losing to Portland at the Rose Garden. However, at least Eric Gordon got to show a national audience his talents. Gordon hit a career-high seven three-pointers, scoring 22 of his 35 points in the second half. He led a second-half comeback for the Clippers, pulling them to within three in the final minutes, but Portland pulled away at the end for a 108-93 win.
The Clippers and Warriors have met three previous times this season, with the home team winning each contest. This is their fourth and final meeting this season. The Clippers have won six straight games at home, and are 13-13 at Staples Center this season. Since moving to Los Angeles in 1984, they have won as many as seven consecutive home games four times (last in 2005), with a record of eight straight in 1993.
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