The Los Angeles Clippers look for their eighth consecutive home win on Friday night as they host the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center. Here are the relevant details of Friday night's game:
Records: Clippers 8-4; Timberwolves 6-8
Location: Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles
Time: 7:30 p.m. PST
TV: ESPN and ESPN3.com, with Dan Shulman, Hubie Brown, and Ric Bucher on the call. Locally, Ralph Lawler and Michael Smith will call the game on Prime Ticket.
Offensive Efficiency: Clippers 106.4 points per 100 possessions (eighth in NBA); T-Wolves 102.1 (17th)
Defensive Efficiency: T-Wolves 99.8 (eighth); Clippers 105.6 (25th)
Double-Double Machines: Kevin Love has been a beast this season, averaging 25.5 points and 14.5 rebounds per game. Love has a double-double in all 14 games this season and had 64 double-doubles last season. Blake Griffin has seven straight double-doubles and is third in the NBA with nine on the season, after having 47 double-doubles in his Rookie of the Year-winning season last year.
Rookie Sensation: Minnesota point guard Ricky Rubio has been an exciting player so far this season, and in the Timberwolves' win on Wednesday Rubio had nine points, eight assists, seven rebounds, and six steals. It was just the second game in the NBA this season with at least six rebounds, six assists, and six steals, joining Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors on December 26.
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