Where: Staples Center.
On the air: TV: Prime Ticket, ESPN; Radio: 980, 1330.
Records: Clippers 8-4, Timberwolves 6-8.
Update: The Timberwolves' 21-year-old rookie guard, Ricky Rubio, is averaging 8.3 assists, eighth-best in the NBA through Wednesday. His dazzling, Pete Maravich-like passes have become a staple of highlight compilations. The Clippers are 7-1 at home; the Timberwolves are 2-3 on the road. Guard Chris Paul (strained left hamstring) has sat out three consecutive games and is not expected to play Friday.