The LA Clippers complete a back to back on Monday when visiting the Cleveland Cavaliers after playing on the road Sunday against the Detroit Pistons. LA Is third in the Pacific Division at 35-34 and 19 games behind the first-place Phoenix Suns. The Clippers were defeated by the Atlanta Hawks 112-106 on Friday. Ivica Zubac was the leading scorer for the Clippers with 24 points. LA has lost three of the last four.
Reggie Jackson is leading the Clippers in scoring and assists with averages of 17.0 points and 4.8 assists per game, while Ivica Zubac is the leading rebounder with an average of 8.3 rebounds per game. Because of trades and injuries, the Clippers have only four players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team are scoring an average of 106.9 points per game.
Cleveland looks to snap a two-game losing streak when hosting the LA Clippers on Monday. The Cavaliers are third in the Central Division at 38-29 and 3 ½ games behind the first place Milwaukee Bucks. Cleveland was defeated by the Chicago Bulls 101-91 on Saturday. Darius Garland was the leading scorer for Cleveland with 25 points but the Cavaliers as a team shot only 41.9% and were outrebounded 46-40.
Darius Garland is leading Cleveland in scoring and assists with averages of 21.0 points and 8.2 assists per game, while the leading rebounder is Evan Mobley with an average of 8.3 rebounds per game. Jarrett Allen, who is the second leading scorer and the leading rebounder, is out injured until possibly the end of the regular season. Cleveland is scoring an average of 106.9 points per game, while shooting 46.7% overall and 35.0% from 3-point territory.