Clippers’ Beverley (knee) to return Monday

Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, who has missed the last five games due to a sore right knee, will return to the lineup Monday against the New York Knicks — according to ESPN.

The Clippers are currently on a eight-game losing streak and have missed Beverley’s tenacious defense and spot-up shooting.

Beverley, in his first season with the Clippers, is averaging 12.5 points and 3.0 assists in the 10 games he has appeared in.

Los Angeles began the year 4-0 but are now 5-10, 13th place in the Western Conference.