The Los Angeles Clippers return home to complete their first set of three games in three days, hosting the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night at Staples Center. The Clippers are 6-1 at home this season and have won their last six games at home. In their last 28 home games, the Clippers are 22-6, dating back to last season.
Chris Paul has missed each of the last two games with a strained left hamstring, suffered in the fourth quarter on Saturday night against the Los Angeles Lakers. Guard Mo Williams has also missed each of the last two games, with a sore right foot.
Dallas came to Los Angeles on a five-game winning streak, but had it snapped Monday against the Lakers, losing an ugly battle 73-70 on a three-pointer by Derek Fisher with three seconds left in the game. The Clippers are coming off their worst loss of the season, a 108-79 drubbing at the hands of the Utah Jazz, the 17th consecutive loss for the Clippers in Utah.
Blake Griffin had 10 points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes in Utah, and has a double-double in each of his last six games. Griffin is averaging 21.9 points and 11.4 rebounds per game this season. Since the beginning of last season, Griffin has 53 games with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds, tied with Dwight Howard for most in the NBA.
Wednesday night's 7:30 p.m. PST game will be televised on both ESPN and Prime Ticket. For more news and information on Clippers basketball, be sure to read Clips Nation.