The Los Angeles Clippers, after 10 games on the road, finally got to play two games at Staples Center over the weekend. However, those games happened to be against last year's NBA Finals participants, and the Clippers dropped games to the Lakers and Celtics. Now, trying to snap a four-game losing streak, Blake Griffin and the Clippers head back out on the road to face the Sacramento Kings at Arco Arena.
The Clippers have faced Sacramento three times this season, and the Clippers have won all three games. One of the Clippers' five road wins this season came in Sacramento, a 100-99 win on December 27. Since that road win in Sacramento, the Clippers have lost 13 of their last 15 road games.
Griffin looks to close out February on a high note. He has won the NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month in all three months so far this season, and he has had another stellar month in February. So far in February, Griffin scored 22.8 points, grabbed 11.6 rebounds, and dished out 3.5 assists per game. It was the fourth straight month for Griffin averaging 20-10, so it looks like a fourth monthly honor could be headed Griffin's way.
Now that Baron Davis has completed his physical in Cleveland, that means Mo Williams and Jamario Moon are now eligible to play for the Clippers. Look for them to make their Clipper debuts on Monday. As a result, Rasual Butler and the remainder of his $2.4 million salary is expected to get bought out today, per Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times. The Kings are 7-22 at home this season, while the Clippers are 5-24 on the road.
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