The Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center on Friday night. After the Clippers' franchise-record 17-game winning streak was snapped, the team is looking to recalibrate when they go up against their cross-town opponents.
Having lost two straight matchups on the road since the streak, the Clippers will attempt to tie another club record with its 11th straight home victory. They were defeated by the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday prior to faltering to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.
The Clippers shot 13 for 58 combined (22.4 percent) from 3-point range and 41 for 68 (60.3 percent) from the foul line in the two respective games. During the team's winning streak, it was 48.5 percent from the field and 34.6 percent from 3-point territory.
"We just kind of hit a little bit of a wall," Blake Griffin told ESPN proceeding Wednesday night's defeat.
Griffin was one of the team members who has struggled as of late, only totaling 22 points and sporting a dismal 27.3 percent in the two losses.
However, being on their home court could very well give the Clippers a great opportunity to rebuild its momentum. After all, the team did dominate its opposition by an average of 106.3-88.3 amid its 10-game run at home.
On the other side of the court, the Lakers seemed to have broken out of its season-long drought with five straight wins, but have since dropped two out of three matchups.
"It's frustrating. We're in a tough position and we really have a lot of ground to make up. We're not finding the answers right now," guard Steve Nash said.
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