Clippers face the Jazz on 3-game skid
Los Angeles; Wednesday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles aims to break its three-game losing streak when the Clippers take on Utah.
The Clippers have gone 27-24 against Western Conference teams. Los Angeles ranks eighth in the NBA with 35.8 defensive rebounds per game, led by Danilo Gallinari averaging 5.4.
The Jazz are 30-21 in conference matchups. Utah is third in the Western Conference with 36.3 defensive rebounds per game, led by Rudy Gobert averaging 9.0. The Jazz won 111-105 in the previous meeting between these two teams on Feb. 27. Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 32 points and Gallinari led Los Angeles with 18 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ivica Zubac leads the Clippers with 7.6 rebounds and averages 8.9 points. Gallinari has averaged 18.6 points and totaled 5.6 rebounds while shooting 37.8 percent over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
Mitchell leads the Jazz scoring 23.8 points and collecting 4.1 rebounds. Gobert has averaged 18.8 points and 12.5 rebounds while shooting 71.1 percent over the last 10 games for Utah.
LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 8-2, averaging 117.1 points, 47 rebounds, 28.1 assists, 7.4 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 50.9 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting.
Clippers: 6-4, averaging 115.8 points, 43.4 rebounds, 27 assists, eight steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.3 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.1 points on 47.8 percent shooting.
Clippers Injuries: Patrick Beverley: day to day (hip), Danilo Gallinari: day to day (ankle).