Clippers face struggling Hornets as road trip continues

Clippers at Charlotte HornetsTipoff: 2 p.m. SaturdayTV/Radio: Prime / 570-AMUpdate: The Clippers (32-21) will play Charlotte at the Spectrum Center to end the eastern portion of their five-game trip. ... The Clippers are coming off their ninth consecutive...

Clippers face struggling Hornets as road trip continues

Clippers at Charlotte Hornets

Tipoff: 2 p.m. Saturday

TV/Radio: Prime / 570-AM

Update: The Clippers (32-21) will play Charlotte at the Spectrum Center to end the eastern portion of their five-game trip. ... The Clippers are coming off their ninth consecutive victory against the Knicks — their longest winning streak against an opponent — after overcoming a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter Wednesday. Blake Griffin scored a season-high 32 points and DeAndre Jordan added 28 points and 15 rebounds to snap a three-game losing streak ... Clippers coach Doc Rivers’ also notched his 785th win, passing Gene Shue for 15th place on the NBA career coaching list. ... The Hornets are in a tight fight for the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They are 24-29 and in ninth place, one game behind Detroit (25-28) and one game ahead of Miami (23-30) and Milwaukee (22-29) ... Coming off a 107-95 home loss Thursday to Houston, Charlotte has lost eight of its past nine and 13 of its past 17. ... Point guard Kemba Walker leads the Hornets in scoring with a 22.9 average on 44.8 percent shooting, but in his past five games, he is averaging just 14.0 points per game on 33.8 percent shooting. ... The Clippers wrap up their road trip at Utah at 6 p.m. Monday.

— Staff Reports

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