The Los Angeles Clippers are eager to implement their winning formula as they go head-to-head with the struggling San Antonio Spurs on Monday. This matchup signifies the initial clash of two meetings scheduled in the Alamo City within a span of three nights.
After securing a notable 106-100 triumph over Houston in a game within the in-season tournament on Friday, the Clippers shift their focus to the upcoming challenge against San Antonio.
Playing a crucial role, James Harden made a significant impact with 24 points, including a pivotal four-point play in the final six seconds. This victory proved transformative for Los Angeles, breaking their six-game losing streak. Importantly, it marked the Clippers’ first success in the six games since acquiring Harden in a trade from Philadelphia.
Where to watch San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers
- Date: Monday, November 20, 2023
- Time: 8:00 PM ET
- Place: San Antonio, Texas
- Venue: Frost Bank Center
- TV Channel: KENS and BSSC
- TV Channel: CBS
- Live stream: Fubo, NBA League Pass
Probable lineups and injuries
San Antonio Spurs lineup: Victor Wembanyama, Keldon Johnson, Jeremy Sochan, Zach Collins, Devin Vassell.
LA Clippers lineup: Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Robert Covington, Ivica Zubac.
Vassel D might not play for Spurs due to a thigh injury, while for the Clippers, Boston B. and Plumlee M. will sit out the game due to injuries.
Contributing to the victory, Kawhi Leonard notched 26 points, while Paul George secured 23. Ivica Zubac made a solid contribution with 12 points, and Norman Powell added 10 as Los Angeles secured their first win in November, improving their in-season tournament record to 1-2.
The Spurs find themselves in a challenging situation, having suffered eight consecutive losses, with their most recent defeat being a 120-108 downturn at home against Memphis on Saturday. Despite holding a 17-point lead at halftime, San Antonio’s advantage dwindled to just seven by the start of the fourth quarter. To make matters worse, they succumbed to an 18-0 run midway through the final quarter.
Leading the charge for the Spurs, Keldon Johnson demonstrated his skills with 22 points, accompanied by Victor Wembanyama’s notable display of 19 points, 13 rebounds, and an impressive eight blocked shots. Enhancing the team’s offensive strength, Zach Collins and Jeremy Sochan each contributed 16 points, while Cedi Osman added 13. Despite these notable individual performances, San Antonio has struggled to secure a victory since November 2.
The Clippers showcase an impressive five-game winning streak against San Antonio, with a standout moment being their dominant 123-83 victory over the Spurs in Los Angeles on October 29. Notably, the last time San Antonio clinched a victory against the Clippers was on January 15, 2022.
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