New York plays Los Angeles in non-conference matchup
Los Angeles Clippers (15-5, second in the Western Conference) vs. New York Knicks (9-11, eighth in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Sunday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Julius Randle and the New York Knicks host Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers in a non-conference matchup.
The Knicks have gone 4-4 at home. New York ranks sixth in the NBA with 36.3 defensive rebounds per game led by Randle averaging 9.6.
The Clippers have gone 7-3 away from home. Los Angeles averages 13.7 turnovers per game and is 10-2 when winning the turnover battle.
The matchup Sunday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Randle leads the Knicks with 11.1 rebounds and averages 22.2 points. RJ Barrett is averaging 19 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists over the last 10 games for New York.
Leonard leads the Clippers scoring 25.8 points and collecting 5.3 rebounds. Serge Ibaka is averaging 6.1 rebounds and 10.8 points per game over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 4-6, averaging 101.8 points, 48.1 rebounds, 19.7 assists, 6.6 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 44.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 100.2 points on 40.8% shooting.
Clippers: 9-1, averaging 117.5 points, 46.2 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 8.7 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 48.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.4 points on 46.1% shooting.
INJURIES: Knicks: None listed.
Clippers: Patrick Beverley: out (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
By The Associated Press