Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 11/1/13
Los Angeles Clippers (1-1) at Sacramento Kings (1-0)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 1, 2013 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +4.5 -- Over/Under: 194.5 See the Latest Odds
Chris Paul looks to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to another win tonight when they pay a visit to the Sacramento Kings.
After getting overrun by the shorthanded Lakers in their season opener, the Clippers bounced back with an impressive 126-115 win over the Warriors last night thanks to a massive night from Chris Paul who poured in 42 points, 15 assists and six steals. Blake Griffin added 23 points and 10 rebounds while Jamal Crawford and JJ Redick added 17 points apiece to round out the scoring. After allowing 41 fourth-quarter points to the Lakers on opening night, the Clippers were probably looking to play better defense but there just wasn't any slowing down Stephen Curry who made nine threes on his way to 38 points.
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Meanwhile, the Kings were able to kick off their season on the right foot by narrowly beating the Nuggets by 90-88 thanks to 30 points and 14 rebounds from DeMarcus Cousins. Greivis added 17 points in the starting gig while Isaiah Thomas added 16 points off the bench to round out the scoring but the rest of the team really struggled to contribute, least of all, Ben McLemore who had just four points on one of seven shooting.
Head to head, the Clippers have won three of the last four meetings but are just 2-6-1 ATS in the last nine meetings in Sacramento.
Cousins started the season in fine fashion with a dominant big-man performance and Vasquez looks like a good fit, but the rest of the Kings were far from impressive. With that being said, I like the Clippers' chances of making it back to back wins tonight despite playing without rest.