The Los Angeles Clippers look for their second road straight win Friday night, facing the reeling Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. While the Clippers are just 4-18 on the road this season, and have lost eight straight games against the Cavs, this isn't the same Cleveland team of recent years. These Cavaliers have lost an NBA-record 26 straight games, and has lost 36 of 37 games overall, making the Clippers tonight a rare road favorite.
The Clippers are 1-3 on their current eight-game road trip, with their one win coming on Wednesday in New York against the Knicks. Baron Davis was magnificent at Madison Square Garden, scoring 16 points and handed out a season-high 16 assists in the win. On the trip, Davis is averaging 19.2 points, 10.8 assists, and 4.8 rebounds, and he has made 42.1% of his three-point attempts.
Blake Griffin grabbed six rebounds against the Knicks, which is tied for the second-lowest rebound total of his young career so far. However, Griffin did score 21 points on 10-of-17 shooting as the Clippers picked up their fourth road win of the season. Antawn Jamison leads the ragtag Cavs in scoring, at 17.3 points per game. Cleveland has accomplished the rare feat this season of being last in the league in both offensive efficiency (100.6 points per 100 possessions) and defensive efficiency (112.6).
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