The LA Clippers are looking to win their second road game on the trot, when they take on the Chicago Bulls for the second time this season, this time around on the shores of Lake Michigan.
The Bulls are coming off a record-breaking win Wednesday, where they let fly from 3-point range.
When: Friday, Feb. 12 at 5 p.m. PT
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
How to watch/listen: Prime Ticket, AM 570 Radio
Opposing perspective: Blog a Bull
Projected Starting Lineups:
Clippers (18-8): Reggie Jackson, Patrick Beverley, Kawhi Leonard, Nicolas Batum, Serge Ibaka
Bulls (10-14): Denzel Valentine, Patrick Williams, Daniel Gafford, Zach LaVine, Coby White
Clippers: Paul George (foot) — OUT
Bulls: Wendell Carter Jr. (quad), Lauri Markkanen (shoulder), Chandler Hutchinson (personal reasons) — OUT; Otto Porter Jr. (back) — QUESTIONABLE
LA snapped a two-game losing run with a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday in Minneapolis. Lou Williams served as the secondary scoring option with Paul George still out injured, and Patrick Beverley’s return to the lineup after recovering from an injury provided a big boost on the night for the Clippers.
They’ll be taking on a Chicago team that broke two records in their win midweek over the New Orleans Pelicans — they scored 25 3-pointers, breaking a franchise record, and Zach LaVine and Coby White became the first teammates in NBA history to drain at least eight 3-pointers each in a game.
When these teams met back on Jan. 10 at Staples Center, the Clippers pulled ahead to win by three points, but LaVine was on fire, scoring 45 points on the day in the loss. Kawhi Leonard had his best-ever scoring quarter in the winning effort.
The Clippers have a superior record and a more complete team, but the Bulls have some talent to be wary of. Don’t be surprised if this is another tight contest as we head into the weekend.