It will be the turn of the Los Angeles Clippers to test the rebuilding San Antonio Spurs when the two teams collide at the Arena on Thursday, Jan. 25.

The Clippers are coming off a 133-115 win over the Los Angeles Lakers and will be looking for their fourth-consecutive win.

In the victory over their crosstown rivals, the Clips leaned on the tandem of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard.

George led the way with 27 points and nine rebounds and four assists. Leonard chipped in 25 markers along with nine caroms and three assists.

“(James) had a great shooting game, but we weathered the storm,” Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue said. “When they cut (the lead) to 10 and LeBron is on fire like that ... we just tried to take everyone else out and make him go one-on-one.”

The Clippers are averaging 110.2 points per contest, 28th in the league. Their offensive rating stands at 111.7, 24th in the NBA.

Defensively, Los Angeles is fourth in the league in team opponents points per game with 110.6 per contest. They own a defensive rating of 112.2, 10th in the league.

For the Spurs, their last game was also against the Lakers although the result was different. They lost, 104-113 in a game that saw the return of Anthony Davis and the debut of new recruit Rui Hachimura.

Keldon Johnson led the team anew, finishing with 25 points and five rebounds. Zach Collins came of the bench to back up Johnson with 16 points and seven rebounds.

The Spurs norming 113.1 points per game, 19th in the league. They have an offensive rating of 111 which is 26th in the NBA.

On the defensive side, San Antonio is surrendering 122 points per game, last in the NBA. Their defensive rating is not that good as well at 119.9, 27th in the league.

The Clippers are -13 favorites to prevail over the Spurs who are at +13. The Moneyline is -850 for Los Angeles and +600 for San Antonio.

The Clippers host the Spurs this time around at the Arena with tip-off set at 10:30 p.m. E.T. The game will be telecast over BSSW and BSSC. It will also be available via live stream on fuboTV.

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Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers dribbles during a 111-91 Denver Nuggets preseason win at Staples Center on October 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images

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