The Suns have lost three straight games to match their longest slide of the season, which came from November 19-23. They are trying avoid losing four consecutive games for the first time since April 2-6, 2002.
Phoenix had its 11-game home winning streak snapped with a 99-90 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.
Rookie Amare Stoudamire continued to struggle with just seven points on 1-of-12 shooting. He is averaging seven points in his last three games and has made only 6-of-27 shots during that span.
Phoenix has lost seven of its last eight road games and is just 8-17 away from America West Arena this season.
The Suns have won their first two meetings with the Clippers this season, with the most recent being a 108-95 win in Phoenix on December 27.
The Clippers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 77-75 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday.
Michael Olowokandi and Lamar Odom both were benched in the fourth quarter as they struggled. Olowokandi scored just four points on 2-of-15 shooting and Odom made just 2-of-7 shots from the floor. Olowokandi will miss Friday’s game with a knee injury.
Los Angeles has won its last two games at Staples Center and is 10-14 at home this season.