Official Game #48 Thread

Preview of Clippers at Timberwolves

Place: Target Center
Time: 6 p.m. CST

Statistical Breakdown
LAC PPG: 95.8 (26th)
MIN PPG: 97.0 (25th)
LAC OPPG: 98.7 (15th)
MIN OPPG: 107.2 (28th)
LAC RPG: 41.1 (20th)
MIN RPG: 43.9 (3rd)
LAC RPG Diff: 0.5 (13th)
MIN RPG Diff: 0.5 (13th)
LAC FG%: 46.2% (12th)
MIN FG%: 44.0% (24th)
LAC FT%: 73% (28th)
MIN FT%: 74.3% (19th)
LAC TO (Turnover’s): 14.6 (23rd)
MIN TO: 15.5 (30th)

Preview: The Clippers have the clear advantage on defense. They shoot a higher percentage from the field and the RPG Diff. is even. The only matchup I think might be fairly even is Corey Brewer v. Eric Gordon. Corey Brewer has been the hottest T-Wolves player while Gordon is heading into his 2nd game back from his toe injury. Brewer has enough length to cause problems for Gordon, but the Clippers might not need production out of Gordon anyway. At the point, Baron Davis is likely to school Flynn. Camby has been his usual self and likely will give Love and Gomes fits. Kaman has been a moster this season and Big Al has been playing poorly as of late.

Kay matchups: Brewer v. Gordon and Davis v. Flynn.

Prediction: Clippers 106 Timberwolves 93

Projected Starting Lineups:

L.A. Clippers
PG Baron Davis 15.8 PPG, 8.0 AST
SG Eric Gordon 16.9 PPG, 2.9 AST
SF Al Thornton 11.3 PPG, 4.1 RPG
PF Marcus Camby 7.9 PPG, 11.8 RPG
C Chris Kaman 20.2 PPG, 9.1 RPG

Minnesota T-Wolves
PG Jonny Flynn 14.1 PPG, 4.1/2.9 AST/TO
SG Corey Brewer 13.3 PPG, 3.9 RPG
SF Damien Wilkins 6.1 PPG, 3.7 RPG
PF Ryan Gomes 10.6 PPG, 4.5 RPG
C Al Jefferson 17.8 PPG, 9.7 RPG

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