Los Angeles Clippers 2018-2019 Schedule Breakdown: November

SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 11: Lou Williams /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 13: Wesley Johnson
LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 13: Wesley Johnson /

Game 21: LA Clippers at Sacramento Kings

Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 PM (TNT)

Last season: Clippers won series 4-0

Boy, does this one have trap game written all over it.

Nationally televised? *check*

Second game of a back-to-back? *check*

BONUS: Playing a much faster, younger team on the second game of a back-to-back? *check*

Road game against a lesser team? *check*

Very big emotional game following this one? *CHECK*  (The Clippers play Dallas for the first time)

The odds are stacked against the Clippers here, and it’s hard to imagine them pulling through here. Sacramento, despite being a laughing stock for years and years, finally has a solid thing going.

Like Phoenix, they’re young, with their main pieces being De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Marvin Bagley III, and Willie Cauley-Stein. It’s also hard to overlook Bogdan Bogdanovic, who scored 11.8 points per game last season on nearly 40% shooting from deep.

After a tough month, the Clippers will fall in their final game at the hands of the Kings.

Month Record: 7-7

The Clippers finish a tough month with a .500 record, and sit pretty at 11-10 overall. If LA is planning on making a playoff push, finishing this month with 14+ wins is ideal. However, three games under par isn’t a bad place to be. The team has several months ahead to make up ground, and will have already made it through arguably the most difficult portion of the season.