The LA Clippers will play the Sacramento Kings today in their final scrimmage before seeding games begin.
The LA Clippers will have their final tune-up scrimmage today when they take on the Sacramento Kings in Orlando at 4 pm Eastern, 1 pm Pacific.
The Clippers are 2-0 in their scrimmages so far in Orlando after victories over the Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards in their first two games back in action after the NBA’s extended shutdown. Their goals against the Kings will continue to be keeping their players healthy while establishing a rhythm to carry them into the seeding games before the playoffs.
The team is moving closer to full-strength with the recent additions of Landry Shamet and Ivica Zubac to the fold in Orlando. However, they will be without Sixth Man of the Year candidate Lou Williams as he will be forced to quarantine for 10 days for violating rules during an approved absence from the NBA’s campus. The Clippers will be without Williams through the first two seeding games against the Lakers and Pelicans.
Montrezl Harrell has yet to rejoin the team in Orlando, but did recently post to his Instagram story a blank image with the text “See you soon #Orlando.”
Sacramento will enter the contest after dropping both of their previous exhibition matches against the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks. The Kings currently sit in 11th place in the Western Conference, three-and-a-half games behind the eight-seeded Memphis Grizzlies. However, they have their work cut out for them if they want to make the playoffs, as they’d have to leapfrog both the Pelicans and the resurgent Portland Trail Blazers for a chance at a play-in tournament against the Grizzlies.
The Clippers will be without Williams, Harrell, Shamet, and Patrick Beverley for the contest. While starting center Zubac has joined the team in Orlando, it is not yet known if he has been cleared to play. If not, look for more minutes from Joakim Noah, who has been surprising NBA fans with his play in the Clippers’ first exhibition games.
The Kings will be playing without Marvin Bagley with Alex Len and Harrison Barnes listed as questionable.
The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Prime Ticket in the Los Angeles viewing area as well as NBA League Pass.