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Clippers come to Chicago struggling

Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Clippers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

[Thanks again to J.G.B. for today’s game preview. Still some slots available if you’d like to sign up. -yfbb]

Start Time: 7:30 PM CST

Where: United Center, Chicago, IL Watch: ABC

Injury report:

Bulls: Michael Carter-Williams (knee, game time decision)

Clippers: Diamond Stone (knee, out)

Starting Lineups:

Bulls: PG Jerian Grant, SG Dwyane Wade, SF Jimmy Butler, PF Bobby Portis, C RoLo

Clippers: PG Chris Paul, SG J.J. Reddick, SF Luc Mbah a Moute, PF Blake Griffin, C DeAndre Jordan

Preview:

The Clippers are playing the second game of a back to back after a tough loss last night to the Bucks. The second LA team comes into the UC tonight playing a Bulls team that beat the Warriors handily on Thursday. I forgot about the #TNTBulls home record when I wrote my preview on Thursday. And, man. The Bulls did not disappoint. They nearly ran out of gas late in the fourth quarter, but the Warriors awful shooting ended up being the deciding factor. Following this Bulls team the past few years has these moments- where they start to get exciting only to disappoint all over again.

As for tonight, the Clippers haven't been playing well recently. They've lost 4 of their last 5 and committed 23 turnovers in last night's loss. The last matchup between these teams ended up as a win for the Clippers, 102-95, back on November 19.

Right now the Bulls sit in the 6th seed in the east (at 31-30 they are tied with the Pacers) and the Clippers reside in the 5th seed in the west at 36-25.

I'm looking forward to watching Paul Zipser continue to develop into the player GarPax wanted both McBuckets and Niko to be. He's been fun.