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Clippers vs. Knicks preview and game thread: LA aim for 3rd straight win

Gear up for coffee and basketball Sunday morning.

New York Knicks v Los Angeles Clippers Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images

With the NFL off this week, you can get your 10 am sports fix with the LA Clippers’ game Sunday morning at Madison Square Garden against the New York Knicks. The Clippers are in the middle of their six-game road trip, and are coming off a second straight win, the latest coming Friday night over the Orlando Magic.


Game Information:

When: Sunday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. PT

Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

How to watch/listen: Fox Sports Prime Ticket, AM 570/1330 Radio

Opposing perspective: Posting and Toasting

Projected Starting Lineups:

Clippers: Reggie Jackson, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Nicolas Batum, Serge Ibaka

Knicks: Elfrid Payton, RJ Barrett, Alec Burks, Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson

Injuries/Absences:

Clippers: Patrick Beverley (right knee soreness) — OUT

Knicks: Reggie Bullock (neck) — QUESTIONABLE


The Clippers missed Kawhi Leonard and Paul George for the first two games of the road trip due to health and safety protocols, going 1-1 in Atlanta and Miami. But the duo were back in the lineup against the Magic, and even with it being the second of a road back-to-back, LA took care of business, the two stars in terrific form yet again.

Patrick Beverley remains out of the lineup, staying back in California to rest up with a knee ailment, but Reggie Jackson has been hitting a rhythm lately, the guard stepping up with a chance at more minutes.

The Knicks are coming off a big win Friday over the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the name on everyone’s lips these days is rookie Immanuel Quickley, who led the Knicks with 25 points off the bench in the victory. He’s a promising player, but it’s still early in his pro career and we’ve seen the Knicks hype machine go into overdrive before, so we’ll see how he does in Sunday’s game and beyond.

If the Clippers win this game, there’s a chance they could go to the top of the Western Conference, if the Utah Jazz lose their game Sunday as well. Still, the team is clicking, and finding a way to get results, even on the road. But we know as the games pile up that this is going to be an unpredictable season, so we’ll have to see how the game at The Garden goes.