LOS ANGELES (Sporting Alert) — Details and live streaming of the clash between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staple Center on Thursday.
The Clippers lead the Lakers by 20.5 games in the NBA standings heading into tonight’s game.
In team news, the LA Clippers (42-20) will continue to be without guard Jamal Crawford, who remains out with a strained calf injury. He has missed the last two games with the problem, so Darren Collison will again start for the third time in his place.
Missing the game also for the Clippers is forward Jared Dudley, who is out due to back spasms.
J.J. Redick is also still on the sidelines, injured.
The LA Lakers (21-40), who have already given up at making the NBA playoffs, are without Nick Young, who continues to be out because of a knee.
Pau Gasol starts at center, while Kent Bazemore and Wesley Johnson both start as well, Kendall Marshall and Jodie Meeks starting as the guards.
Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash continue to be sidelined because of injuries.
LA Lakers: Kendall Marshall (PG) Jodie Meeks (SG) Kent Bazemore (SF) Wesley Johnson (PF) Pau Gasol (C)
LA Clippers: Chris Paul (PG) Darren Collison (SG) Matt Barnes (SF) Blake Griffin (PF) DeAndre Jordan (C)