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Wizards-Clippers Preview

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Chris Paul (11.4 APG), the league-leader in assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers will be on the road at Verizon Center to challenge the Washington Wizards. With a quarter of the season down, the Wizards are three games below .500 and come into the game with a 9-12 record. On the other end, the Clippers should be taken notice of the rest of the season, entering the game with a 15-9 record. This game will begin at 7:00 pm EST and FSN-PT and CSN-DC will be providing coverage of the contest.

After their heart-breaking 101-99 loss to the Hawks, the Wizards are looking to avoid a repeat performance. Trevor Booker stuck out for Washington, recording 24 points and 14 rebounds to earn his second double-double of the year. Meanwhile, the Clippers are coming off a 102-93 loss against the Nets. Chris Paul had a team-high 20 points.

Points might be at a premium when two of the league's elite defenses take the court. Washington ranks fifth in the NBA in defensive efficiency (105.7), while Los Angeles is third (104.7). Furthermore, getting to the line could play a crucial role for the Clippers. They rank second in the league in FTA rate (35.6). However, the Wizards are among the best in the NBA at keeping opponents off the charity stripe (ranking fourth at 24.5).


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