The LA Clippers will head to New York Monday evening to take on the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. It will be their first game in five days after an extended period of rest. Coming off their first loss to the Lakers in over three years, the Clippers will be well rested against a struggling Knicks squad.
New York has gone just 2-4 to start the season and sits at 11th place in the Eastern Conference. Last season, the Clippers went 2-0 over the Knicks, including an overtime win on February 4. New York has not beaten LA since March 6, 2022.
The question on every Clippers fan’s mind is about James Harden. Will he be ready to finally make his debut with the team?
Is James Harden playing tonight vs the Knicks?
It was reported on Sunday that James Harden would officially be ready to go for the team’s Monday night game against the Knicks. Barring a setback in warmups, Harden will make his Clippers debut tonight.
Full Clippers injury report vs Knicks:
After four days in a row off, the Clippers are in good shape heading into Monday. Terance Mann remains out with the ankle injury he recently suffered in practice, and Brandon Boston Jr. will still be out with left quadriceps tendinopathy.
Besides those two, no one else on the Clippers roster is listed on the injury report.
Full Knicks injury report vs Clippers:
R.J. Barrett is questionable for the Knicks on Monday with a knee injury. Barrett has missed the team’s last two games managing a knee injury he initially sustained in the season opener. Knicks Head Coach Tom Thibodeau said he “would assume” Barrett would be back in the lineup against the Clippers.