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Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder

The LA Clippers and Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder face off tonight as each look to bounce again from current struggles.

The LA Clippers and the OKC Thunder as organizations each had very huge low season strikes this summer time. The Clippers misplaced a famous person participant, whereas the Thunder added two superstars to their roster. Nevertheless, coping with new faces on every squad has them struggling to seek out any rhythm.

Stoop Metropolis

The Clippers have misplaced three straight, in addition to 5 of their final six, whereas the Thunder have misplaced 4 straight. They're nonetheless looking for chemistry with their group of superstars. Clearly, OKC has a gifted group, however have but to get all of the items to work collectively. On prime of the strain and expectations from the media, the additions of Paul George and Carmelo Anthony are literally the explanation for a regression within the cohesiveness of this group. At the least for now, this group is in a little bit of a droop, trying to recover from some humiliating losses.
The Clippers are giving up greater than 112 factors per recreation throughout their droop.  OKC is loaded with expertise and is anticipated to take care of Golden State, but they're nonetheless win-less in opposition to the Western Convention after blowing a small lead in Denver final evening.
Proper now, each groups wish to flip issues round. Though the Clippers are banged up, search for them to maintain the sport shut. Carmelo has introduced his shedding methods to Oklahoma Metropolis and for now, their current struggles and massive ego might be an excessive amount of coming off a tricky loss within the excessive altitude of Denver final evening.

Injured Clips

The Clippers are in a droop themselves, not even staying wholesome so early on this season. After beginning off the season on a very good foot profitable their first 4, they're now 5-5. Patrick Beverley, Danilo Gallinari and Milos Teodosic are all out tonight with accidents.
In the meantime, Austin Rivers, regardless of a mid proper ankle sprain suffered in apply, will nonetheless play tonight, however he isn't 100%.
The Clippers are rested and in the event that they merely play more durable and get the 50/50 balls and hustle tonight, the Thunder will proceed to be win-less in opposition to the Western convention.
The place: Chesapeake Power Enviornment
Time: 6:00 PM PT
Channel: Fox Sports activities San Diego/Prime Ticket

OKLAHOMA CITY — Two groups in transition meet Friday evening in Oklahoma Metropolis.
The Thunder have been purported to problem the Golden State Warriors for supremacy within the Western Convention with the additions of Carmelo Anthony and Paul George.
The Los Angeles Clippers figured to be a group present process some rising pains as they adjusted to life after Chris Paul, with Blake Griffin as the principle offensive focus.
The expectation is changing into actuality for the Clippers (5-5). Los Angeles has misplaced 5 out of six video games following a four-game profitable streak to start out the season.
In the meantime, the Thunder are struggling to seek out an offensive rhythm, wanting disjointed at instances as they regulate to life with two new offensive stars on their roster. Oklahoma Metropolis (Four-7) dropped its fourth consecutive recreation Thursday evening, falling 102-94 to the Denver Nuggets.
“We’re going to need to have extra stamina and extra consistency for 48 minutes,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan mentioned.
Oklahoma Metropolis has but to win in opposition to a Western Convention opponent or with out Russell Westbrook registering a triple-double.
The Thunder are also failing in shut video games, shedding the final 4 contests by a mixed 27 factors.

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