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GameThread #: vs. LA Clippers

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After their comeback victory over Washington on Monday the Clippers should've been riding high. They were able to pull out a 2-point win after playing at least 30 minutes of ugly basketball. But such is life with the Clippers: they looked like one of the best teams in the League this preseason... on paper. But injuries and the curse of Clipperdom finds Dunleavy & Co. at 10-13.

In the previous two meetings this year, LA bested the Wolves but only by margins of 3 and 4. This is a team that the Wolves can beat. And at this point in the season, don't underestimate the power of even the smallest of losing streaks to build this team's confidence in each other.

Ryan Gomes will not play tonight, nor will he do so in the next 2 weeks while he nurses a high ankle sprain.

See Clippers Nation for commiseration about seemingly cursed franchises.