The New York Knicks will go for a season sweep of Los Angeles when they visit the Clippers for an afternoon affair on Sunday.
New York has won just 13 times this season, but three have come in the club's last five games.
Another was recorded in January when the Knicks ventured into the Staples Center for the first time this season and stunned the LeBron James-less Lakers 119-112 behind balanced scoring.
Four of the seven players who scored in double figures for New York that day won't be with the team on Sunday, with Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke and Enes Kanter having been traded away, while Mario Hezonja is sidelined with a bruised leg.
Knicks newcomers have contributed to the club's recent success, with Dennis Smith Jr. scoring 19 points in last Sunday's home win over San Antonio, before Henry Ellenson put up 13 points in a win two nights later against Orlando.
A trip west means a homecoming for impressive Knicks rookie Allonzo Trier, who grew up in Seattle, attended high school in Nevada and played one season at Arizona.
The undrafted 23-year-old has exploded for 18 or more points in four of his last six games, averaging 15.7 points while shooting 56 percent overall and 50 percent on 3-pointers. >> Read more
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