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The Clippers face the Kings this afternoon in what turned out to be quite the heated matchup last year. There is no love lost between these two sides, and hopefully this will make the Clippers play their best.

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

2014/2015 NBA Regular Season
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1-1
November 2nd, 2014, 12:30 PM
STAPLES Center
Prime Ticket, KFWB 980 AM, KWKW 1330 AM
Win-Loss Breakdown (2013-2014)
21-9 East 13-17
36-16 West 145-37
34-7 Home 17-24
23-18 Road 11-30
25-18 .500+ 11-37
32-7 .500- 17-17
2-0 L10 1-1
Probable Starters
Chris Paul PG Darren Collison
J.J. Redick SG Ben McLemore
Matt Barnes SF Rudy Gay
Blake Griffin PF Jason Thompson
DeAndre Jordan C DeMarcus Cousins
Advanced Stats (2013-2014)
98.39 (7th of 30) Pace 96.75 (14th of 30)
109.4 (1st of 30) ORtg 102.9 (19th of 30)
102.1 (8th of 30) DRtg 106.3 (23rd of 30)
Injuries/Other
Jamal Crawford (sore ribs) out
Glen Davis (groin) doubtful

The Back Story (The Clippers lead the season series 4-0):

Date Venue Final

11/01/13 Sacramento Clippers 110, Kings 101 Recap Box
11/23/13 Los Angeles Clippers 103, Kings 102 Recap Box
11/29/13 Sacramento Clippers 104, Kings 98 Recap Box
4/12/14 Sacramento Clippers 117, Kings 101 Recap Box

Jamal Crawford is a late scratch in this game. Apparently he took an elbow from Robert Sacre in the fourth quarter of Friday's game and is dealing with some very sore ribs. He'll have tests tomorrow. Without their super sub, the Clippers will need J.J. Redick to make some shots, and they'll need a different bench player to step up and score some. The injury is particularly problematic as Crawford had been Doc Rivers' preferred solution to his small forward problem. But it's a chance for either Reggie Bullock or C.J. Wilcox to do something.