Through 3 Quarters
Down three at the end of last quarter, the Charlotte Hornets have now snagged the lead. After three quarters neither team has the contest in the bag, but the Hornets lead 90-89 over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Charlotte has enjoyed the tag-team combination of small forward Miles Bridges and point guard LaMelo Ball. The former has 19 points and five assists along with four rebounds, while the latter has 21 points in addition to six boards. Power forward Nicolas Batum (16 points), small forward Terance Mann (15 points), and small forward Paul George (14 points) have been the top scorers for Los Angeles.
The Clippers haven’t lost 75% of the games in which they were down heading into the final period this year, so a victory here would be refreshing.
Charlotte @ Los Angeles
Current Records: Charlotte 5-5; Los Angeles 4-4
What to Know
The Charlotte Hornets haven’t won a game against the Los Angeles Clippers since Nov. 18 of 2017, but they’ll be looking to end the drought on Sunday. Charlotte is on the road again on Sunday and plays against Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET Nov. 7 at Staples Center. The Hornets are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 117.4 points per contest.
Charlotte has to be hurting after a devastating 140-110 loss at the hands of the Sacramento Kings this past Friday. Charlotte was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 74-53. Small forward Miles Bridges had a pretty forgettable game, finishing with ten points on 4-for-14 shooting in his 37 minutes on the court.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles took their matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves this past Friday by a conclusive 104-84 score. The oddsmakers were on the Clippers’ side, but they didn’t give the squad enough credit as the margin was unexpectedly wide. The top scorers for Los Angeles were small forward Paul George (21 points) and point guard Reggie Jackson (20 points).
Los Angeles’ victory lifted them to 4-4 while Charlotte’s defeat dropped them down to 5-5. We’ll see if Los Angeles can repeat their recent success or if Charlotte bounces back and reverse their fortune.
How To Watch
When: Sunday at 9 p.m. ETWhere: Staples Center — Los Angeles, CaliforniaTV: Bally Sports SE CharlotteOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $6.00
The Clippers are a solid 6-point favorite against the Hornets, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Clippers as a 5-point favorite.
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Los Angeles have won ten out of their last 11 games against Charlotte.
May 13, 2021 – Los Angeles 113 vs. Charlotte 90Mar 20, 2021 – Los Angeles 125 vs. Charlotte 98Oct 28, 2019 – Los Angeles 111 vs. Charlotte 96Feb 05, 2019 – Los Angeles 117 vs. Charlotte 115Jan 08, 2019 – Los Angeles 128 vs. Charlotte 109Dec 31, 2017 – Los Angeles 106 vs. Charlotte 98Nov 18, 2017 – Charlotte 102 vs. Los Angeles 87Feb 26, 2017 – Los Angeles 124 vs. Charlotte 121Feb 11, 2017 – Los Angeles 107 vs. Charlotte 102Jan 09, 2016 – Los Angeles 97 vs. Charlotte 83Dec 30, 2015 – Los Angeles 122 vs. Charlotte 117
Injury Report for Los Angeles
Marcus Morris: Out (Knee)Jason Preston: Out (Foot)Kawhi Leonard: Out (Knee)
Injury Report for Charlotte
Mason Plumlee: Game-Time Decision (Ribs)P.J. Washington: Out (Elbow)