Los Angeles Clippers vs. New York Knicks (15-5, second in the Western Conference) (9-11, eighth in the Eastern Conference)
In a non-conference matchup, Ulius Randle and the New York Knicks hosted Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers.
At home, the Knicks went 4-4. With 36.3 defensive rebounds per game, led by Randle, averaging 9.6, New York ranks sixth in the NBA.
The Clippers went away from home 7-3. Los Angeles averages 13.7 turnovers per game and when the turnover battle is won, it is 10-2.
The matchup on Sunday is the season’s first encounter between the two teams.
With 11.1 rebounds, Randle leads the Knicks and scores 22.2 points. Over the last 10 games for New York, RJ Barrett is averaging 19 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists.
The Clippers are led by Leonard with 25.8 points and 5.3 rebounds. Over the last 10 games for Los Angeles, Serge Ibaka is averaging 6.1 rebounds and 10.8 points per game.
LAST 10 GAMES:
Knicks: 4-6, 101.8 points on average, 48.1 rebounds, 19.7 assists, 6.6 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 44.1% off the floor. Their opponents, on 40.8 percent shooting, averaged 100.2 points.
Clippers: 9-1, 117.5 points on average, 46.2 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 8.7 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 48.4% off the floor. Their rivals, on 46.1 percent shooting, averaged 103.4 points.
Knicks: identified zero.
Clippers: Beverley Patrick: out (knee).