San Antonio Spurs (@2.7) vs Los Angeles Clippers (@1.5)

Our Prediction:

Los Angeles Clippers will win

San Antonio Spurs – Los Angeles Clippers Match Prediction | 01-11-2019 22:40

Doc Rivers has continually suffered by having a deadly starting 5 and little relief from the bench. Other than Lou Williams, whos had a solid season thus far, there is very little the Clippers can do to slow down the Spurs. With Milos Teodosic out, Rivers must decide whether to add more minutes to Beverlys workload or share the point with rookie Jawun Evans whose Clippers jersey currently bears Agua Caliente. Hes taken his one solid bench player from the last few season - his son, Austin Rivers - and inserted him into the starting lineup since J.J. This season shows little signs of improvement. Redicks departure.

Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are a fearsome tandem inside, as their athleticism allows them to make themselves available for passes most players couldn't dream of catching. The Clippers have the best offense in the league. They have the perfect mixture of outside shooting and inside scoring and the best floor general in the game in Chris Paul to orchestrate their attack. It's on the other end in which the Clippers struggle, so they will need to ride their offense to wins against the Spurs.

Meanwhile, DeAndre Jordan has led the Clippers in rebounding in all but one game this season. With Joffrey Lauvergne unavailable, the Clippers big men have a decisive advantage. At 8-years his senior, Pau Gasol gives up 15 pounds and a lot of agility in the paint. His feeds from CP3 made the Clippers lethal. With Patrick Beverleys speed and agility, Jordans dunking may have not missed a beat.

Ill always remember in his first return to the AT&T center after signing with the Pistons in 2016, the Spurs had the win in the bag, and the entire arena was chanting We want Boban! Unfortunately, Stan Van Gundy didnt listen. . after the Spurs have it won, of course. Because I freaking love that guy and miss seeing him in a Spurs uniform everyday, so I just want a glimpse and to see the warm welcome he will receive when he enters the court again at the AT&T Center. . It was so cruel, so hopefully Doc will be kinder to Spurs fans .

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CN: The Clippers' disadvantage is that they're not the Spurs. It's a tough combination to overcome. We're talking about a team that wins rings as if it were their birthright. San Antonio is really, really good -- but they're also really, really smart and really, really experienced. The Clippers have never been out of the second round, while Tim Duncan has run out of fingers.

DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 22.0 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 75%. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 21.3 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 8.0 rebounds per game.

They needed star power to counteract the Lakers addition of arguably the greatest player of all time in LeBron James, so West worked tirelessly to acquire LeBrons kryptonite in Leonard. Under new ownership and the expert guidance of Jerry West, the Clips set their sights on becoming the City of Angels headlining act. Consecutive seasons of turmoil within Los Angeles most beloved franchise coincided with a revitalization within the Clippers organization.

This season, Murray is averaging 14.7ppg, 6apg, and 8.3rpg for the undefeated Spurs. The Spurs relied heavily on last years new acquisition, DeMar DeRozan to not only run their offense but score as well.He did a splendid job averaging21.2ppg and a career-high 6.2apg.It should help Dejounte Murray who missedlast season because of a leg injury and is back now.

Clippers. After a rough stretch of schedule that featured too many games and lots of travel crammed into just a few weeks, the Spurs are using their current six-game home-stand the longest of the season to get back on track. So far theyve exacted revenge on three of the teams they lost to during their downward spiral from a 6-2 start to 11-14 to get back up to a .500 record, and tonight they will be looking for Round 4 of revenge against another team that handed them a tough loss: the L.A.

San Antonio Spurs VS Los Angeles Clippers

Look for the Spurs add to the Clippers struggles. Their offense has been held under 100 points in three of their last four and their only positive in that run was against an awful Suns team in a game that went to OT. The Clippers picked up a 5-point win at home over the Spurs a month ago, but San Antonio covered the spread. The Clippers are starting to slip a little thanks to the injury to Williams. The Spurs are on an upswing at home right now, picking up wins and covers against the Lakers, Jazz and Suns.

The LA Clippers are hustling with 114.7 ppg at 47.2% and limits rival teams to 114.6 ppg. The Clippers are coping with 45.6 rebounds, 22.8 assists, 4.8 blocks, and 6.2 steals per encounter. The team is 13-11 in its last 24 matches at home and 11-10 in its last 21 games on the road. The Los Angeles Clippers dropped to 9th place with a 24-21 win/loss count and now ranks 14th in the League. Leading the Clippers scorers is SF Tobias Harris with 20.9 ppg, 49.9% in FG shooting, and 88.6% from the foul line.

There is always a lot of speculation as to how a team will react when they lose a player of Pauls caliber. The Clippers started out 4-0 this season, same as the Spurs, and for a brief moment the clubs were the last two undefeated teams remaining. This is accomplished in part by having 6 players averaging double figures (all five starters and Lou Williams). A lot has happened since then, but one thing has continued the Clippers are thriving. They are averaging 112.6 in their wins and 101.3 in their losses. The Clippers are doing quite well, thank you very much, and may not be missing Paul much at all.

Defensively, the Clippers are allowing 113.2 points per game. Danilo Gallinari is adding 18.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per contest. Lou Williams is currently out indefinitely with a hamstring injury. Tobias Harris is leading the team with 21 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Los Angeles has one of the stronger offenses in the NBA, averaging 115.3 points per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the field and 37 percent from the arc.

The Spurs scorers are led by PG DeMar DeRozan with 21.7 ppg, 46.6% in FG shooting, 82.4% from the FT line. The Spurs have 44.2 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 4.5 blocks, and 6.2 steals per ball game. The team is 6th among teams from the West wit a 27-20 win/loss mark and is currently ranked 10th in the NBA League. San Antonio is putting in 111.8 ppg at 47.9% from the field and limits opponents to 109.3 ppg.