Fans should expect a shootout when the Minnesota Timberwolves (105.2 PPG) and Los Angeles Clippers (104.5 PPG) meet at Staples Center. With a 19-9 record, the Clippers have separated themselves from the pack. Over in the other locker room, the Timberwolves have been a middling team this season and enter the game with a 13-14 record. This game is slated to start at 9:30 pm EST and it will be covered by FSN-N+ and FSN-PT.
The Clippers come into today's game on a high note after blowing out the Nuggets, 112-91. With 24 points and 16 rebounds, Blake Griffin recorded 19th double-double of the season. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves are feeling some disappointment after the 104-91 loss to the Lakers. However, Kevin Love played well, accumulating his 24th double-double of the season with 25 points and 13 rebounds. The Clippers have emerged victorious in both games against the Timberwolves this year, including a 102-98 victory in their last matchup. With a double-double in that game, Chris Paul played a big role with 20 points and 11 assists.
It will be a battle of strength against strength, as the high-powered offense of Los Angeles (fourth in the NBA with an offensive efficiency of 105.8) takes on the top-notch defense of Minnesota (fifth in the league with a defensive efficiency of 109.0).