Los Angeles Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs are on a complete tear right now as the Spurs are rolling through anyone and everyone they face, and currently the Clippers are in their sights as the Spurs look for a clean sweep on Sunday. The Spurs are -5 point favorites over the Clippers with an over/under point total set at 194.
The Los Angeles Clippers have to be shaking their heads right now and wondering to themselves just what in the world happened on Saturday against the Spurs. Los Angeles was up 24 points on San Antonio, and all the Clippers had to do was not self destruct and Los Angeles would get it’s first win of the series. Well, the Clippers self destructed and the Spurs took full advantage, coming all the way back against the Clippers, and defeating Los Angeles in the Staples Center 96-86. The Clippers were led by Blake Griffin who had a monster game on Saturday, finishing with 28 points and grabbing 16 boards against the Spurs. Star point guard Chris Paul also was solid for the Clippers as Paul finished with 12 points, while contributing 11 assists on the day.
The San Antonio Spurs are rolling through the competition right now, but the Spurs very well could have hit a speed bump on Saturday as the Spurs found themselves down 24 to the Clippers. The Spurs fought back however and proved to everyone (as if there were many doubters at this point) that the Spurs are more than likely the favorite to win the title, as no one seems to be playing better ball at this point. San Antonio was led by Tony Parker who finished with a double double on the night, scoring 23 points and getting 10 assists, While Tim Duncan was also solid, scoring 19 points and grabbing 13 boards.
The Clippers, amazingly enough have just one win in their last six games, and the Clippers are just 1-6 against the spread in their last seven home games against the Spurs. San Antonio is an amazing 15-1-1 against the spread in their last 17 games, and the Spurs are 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight games on the road. San Antonio has also won an amazing 17 games in a row, with the Spurs last loss coming way back on April 11.
I want to take the Spurs again as San Antonio is on a tear right now, but this is just too many points to be giving away to a Clippers team at home in the Staples Center on consecutive nights, especially considering the Clippers were up by such a large margin on Saturday. I think the Spurs do get the win and move on, but I like the Clippers to cash here on Sunday.
Los Angeles Clippers +5 San Antonio Spurs