Lakers – Clippers: Podcast Preview

The Los Angeles Clippers are 5-17, a record reflective of their combination of youth and injuries in the young season, but things aren’t quite as bleak as they seem across town.

Veterans Chris Kaman and Baron Davis have already missed a combined 26 games, and new coach Vinny Del Negro is playing three rookies and two third-year players significant minutes, but the Clips have still managed to rebound from a 1-13 start to go 4-4 in their last eight games, beating San Antonio, New Orleans and Sacramento twice.

Meanwhile, leading Rookie of the Year candidate Blake Griffin has been hammer dunking his way onto SportsCenter on a nightly basis, averaging 20.2 points and 11.8 rebounds along the way, and guard Eric Gordon is seventh in the NBA in scoring with his 24.3 points per game.

For all the Clippers information you want to know heading into Wednesday’s Clips home game at STAPLES Center, we enlisted the voice of radio play-by-play man Brian Sieman: