The Los Angeles Clippers (5-10) head to Madison Square Garden for Monday night action (Nov. 20) when they take on the New York Knicks (8-7).

The Clippers were the last undefeated team in the NBA at 4-0, but it has been miserable sailing for them since. They are now five games under .500 and currently on an eight-game losing streak. Their most recent loss came in Charlotte to the Hornets on Saturday (Nov. 18) by the score of 102-87. Los Angeles was down only two after three quarters but were outscored 29-16 in the fourth.

New York has played well away from home and fell to 1-4 on the road in a non-competitive 107-84 loss in Toronto to the Raptors on Friday (Nov.

17). The Knicks shot a miserable 33 percent from the field while allowing Toronto to connect on 56.4 percent of their field goals.

Likely starters

Clippers: PG - Patrick Beverley, SG - Austin Rivers, SF - Wesley Johnson, PF - Blake Griffin, C - DeAndre Jordan

Knicks: PG - Jarrett Jack, SG - Tim Hardaway Jr., SF - Courtney Lee, PF - Kristaps Porzingis, C - Enes Kanter

Clippers/Knicks leaders

Clippers: Scoring - Blake Griffin 22.8, Rebounding - DeAndre Jordan 14.0, Assists - Blake Griffin 4.7

Knicks: Scoring - Kristaps Porzingis 27.8, Rebounding - Enes Kanter 10.2, Assists - Jarrett Jack 5.5

Notable injuries

Clippers: Out - Milos Tedosic (foot), Doubtful - Danilo Gallinari (hip), Probable - Patrick Beverley (knee)

Knicks: Questionable - Tim Hardaway Jr.


Things to know

While the Knicks have struggled in road games, that hasn’t been the case at home. They are 7-3 at Madison Square Garden and have won five of their last six outings there. They are scoring 109.8 points per game at home compared to 94.0 on the road.

About a week ago, New York was up to second in the league in field goal percentage but have dropped down to ninth at 46.7 percent as of Sunday.

In the three games since they were second, they have shot 106-of-259 (40.9 percent) from the field.

The Clippers are far removed from the team that allowed just 91.4 points per game during their 4-0 start. That number has ballooned to 110.9 in their last eight games, all losses. Los Angeles should be getting back one of the best defensive guards in the league on Monday though, as Patrick Beverley is likely to play after missing the last five games with a sore right knee.

History between the two teams

The Clippers and Knicks have met 126 times in the regular season with New York holding a 69-57 edge in wins. The Knicks lead the head-to-head matchup 33-31 since the Clippers moved to Los Angeles.

The Clippers have owned the matchup recently as they have swept the two-game series five straight seasons giving them 10 wins in a row over the Knicks. The last time New York prevailed over Los Angeles was on April 25, 2012. Blake Griffin averaged 31 points in the two meetings last season.