Houston takes on Los Angeles and aims to stop 8-game slippage | NBA

Los Angeles Clippers (31-31, 8th in Western Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (15-44, 15th in Western Conference)

Houston; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Houston goes into the matchup against Los Angeles as an eight-straight loser.

The Rockets beat their Western Conference opponents 7-28. Houston is 7-27 against opponents over .500.

The Clippers are 18-23 in conference play. Los Angeles has a 14-16 record in games decided by at least 10 points.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Clippers won the final matchup on February 18, 142-111.

POWERFUL: Garrison Mathews shoots 37.0% from beyond the arc with 2.4 scored 3-pointers per game for the Rockets while averaging 11.5 points. Jalen Green has averaged 16.5 points in his last 10 games for Houston.

Reggie Jackson is averaging 16.6 points per game with 3.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists for the Clippers. Marcus Morris averaged 17.3 points and 3.9 rebounds in his last 10 games for Los Angeles while averaging 49.3%.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rockets: 1-9, averaging 109.7 points, 38.8 rebounds, 23.4 assists, 7.2 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 44.9% from the field. Your opponents averaged 124.6 points per game.

Clippers: 5-5, averaging 111.5 points, 42.7 rebounds, 26.2 assists, 7.9 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.7% from the field. Your opponents scored an average of 113.3 points.

INJURIES: Rockets: Usman Garuba: off (wrist).

Clippers: Norman Powell: out (toe), Paul George: out (elbow), Kawhi Leonard: out (knee), Jason Preston: out (foot), Jay Scrubb: out for season (toe).

The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from Sportradar.

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