- The Clippers have the second-best record in the league. They rank first in steals, second in assists, and fourth in field goal percentage.
- Chris Paul will miss tonight’s game. He has a bruised right kneecap that has kept him out of the previous two games.
- Terry Porter continues as acting head coach for Minnesota tonight, as Rick Adelman remains on leave due to the illness of his wife.
- Not only is Minnesota playing without Kevin Love, Chase Budinger, Malcolm Lee, and Brandon Roy, but Alexey Shved, Andrei Kirilenko, and Lazar Haywood missed practice yesterday due to flu-like symptoms.
– Jim Beilby