The Los Angeles Clippers begin their six-game, nine-day road trip Thursday night before a frenzied crowd in Sacramento facing the Kings, who will reportedly remain in Sacramento for several years. Here are the details of Thursday night's NBA Pacific Division tilt:
Records: Clippers (20-12); Sacramento (12-22)
Location: Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento
Time: 7 p.m. PST
TV: Prime Ticket, with Ralph Lawler and Michael Smith on the call
Offensive Efficiency: Clippers, 108.0 points per 100 possessions (third in NBA); Kings, 100.5 (24th)
Defensive Efficiency: Clippers, 105.5 (21st); Kings, 108.5 (28th)
Series History: The Clippers won three of four meetings with the Kings in the 2010-2011 campaign, and this is the first meeting between the two teams this season.
Welcome Back: Forward Bobby Simmons, who was with the Clippers from 2003-2005, returned to the Clippers on Tuesday, grabbing three rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes. It was his first NBA action since November 1, 2010.
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