Just two games in, the Clippers have managed to keep a goose egg in the lose column, hoping to continue that as they host the Phoenix Suns on Halloween Night, who are looking to get their first victory after dropping three straight against conference foes.
Coming off a defensive-oriented home victory against the Utah Jazz on Sunday, the Clippers will need to keep the defense going as the Suns have capable scorers, despite Devin Booker being bugged by a sprained toe, suffered during Friday's home defeat at the hands of Russell Westbrook's Thunder. "Devin's tough," Suns coach Earl Watson said. "But if you watch him, he's been limping around a lot. He has no excuses, but we need him to be efficient and he has to be healthy to be efficient." Marreese Speights was key, once again, during the Clippers home win against the Jazz, drawing four offensive fouls, despite struggling from the field. Austin Rivers was on fire off the bench, scoring 19 points on 8-11 shooting from the field, including two from distance. DeAndre Jordan suffered a thumb injury, and should be good to go. I was worried because I saw the swelling in his hand," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said after the game. "When it's that quick, that's never a good thing. Then, he went back in and I started feeling a little bit better."