Historical start for Clippers tonight against the Bobcats
The Clippers have 15 wins in their first 21 games, marking the best start in Clippers team history. The 1974-75 Buffalo Braves compiled a 16-5 record through 21 games for the best start in franchise history.
The Clippers’ 94-89 win over the Chicago Bulls marked their 7th win in a row. It is the team’s longest winning streak since the 1991-92 squad won 8 straight from Nov. 30, 1991 to Dec. 15, 1991.
Additionally, it is the second time this season the Clippers have put together a winning streak of at least 6 games and the first time in Clippers team history they have managed two 6-game winning streaks in the same season. The 1974-75 Buffalo Braves won a franchise record 11 games in a row and also had a 7-game winning streak that year.
The Clippers and Bobcats are two of the top three teams in the league in fast-break points per game. The Clippers rank second at 17.5 a game while the Bobcats are not far behind at third with 17.0.
The Clippers and Bobcats have two of the NBA’s most lethal three-point shooters. Currently both teams have players who rank in the top 20 in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage. Charlotte’s Ben Gordan ranks 10th at 47.1% from beyond the arc while the Clippers’ Caron Butler ranks 18th at 44.0%.
The Clippers and Bobcats have two premier shot blockers on their teams. Entering tonight’s matchup the Clippers DeAndre Jordan ranks 14th in the NBA in blocks per game with 1.86 while Charlotte’s Bismack Biyombo is 15th at 1.83 blocks per game.
North Carolina native Chris Paul has averaged 19.7 points, 8.7 assists and 2.5 steals, while shooting 50.9% from the field in 6 career games against the Bobcats in Charlotte.