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Los Angeles Clippers vs San Antonio Spurs


The Spurs are streaking once more, winners of two straight following a dominant win over the Sunson Sunday. Subsequent up: the Los Angeles Clippers, one other crew that didn't persuade Chris Paulto signal with them final summer time.

San Antonio Spurs (6-Four) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (5-Four)

November 7, 2017 | 7:30 pm CDT

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Spurs accidents: Kawhi Leonard (quadriceps), Tony Parker (quadriceps), Joffrey Lauvergne(ankle)
Clippers accidents: Milos Teodosic (foot), Danilo Gallinari (hip)

Clippers with out CP3

There may be at all times a variety of hypothesis as to how a crew will react after they lose a participant of Paul’s caliber. The Clippers began out Four-Zero this season, similar because the Spurs, and for a quick second the golf equipment had been the final two undefeated groups remaining. Lots has occurred since then, however one factor has continued — the Clippers are thriving. They're averaging 112.6 of their wins and 101.three of their losses. That is achieved partly by having 6 gamers averaging double figures (all 5 starters and Lou Williams). The Clippers are doing fairly properly, thanks very a lot, and is probably not lacking Paul a lot in any respect.

Matchups within the entrance court docket

Blake Griffin has led the crew in scoring in 6 of their Eight video games and poses a extra critical risk to LaMarcus Aldridge than most on the energy ahead place. LaMarcus has a one inch peak benefit and about 10 kilos on the Kia Superhero, however Griffin will make LMA work for each shot. With each Aldridge and Griffin headlining their groups within the wake of lacking their respective leaders (The Klaw benched with a quadriceps damage and CP3 jetting for greener pastures), this would be the matchup to observe.
In the meantime, DeAndre Jordan has led the Clippers in rebounding in all however one recreation this season. His feeds from CP3 made the Clippers deadly. With Patrick Beverley’s velocity and agility, Jordan’s dunking could haven't missed a beat. At Eight-years his senior, Pau Gasol provides up 15 kilos and a variety of agility within the paint. With Joffrey Lauvergne unavailable, the Clippers huge males have a decisive benefit.

Bench, bench, bench

Doc Rivers has frequently suffered by having a lethal beginning 5 and little aid from the bench. This season exhibits little indicators of enchancment. He’s taken his one strong bench participant from the previous couple of season - his son, Austin Rivers - and inserted him into the beginning lineup since J.J. Redick’s departure. Apart from Lou Williams, who’s had a strong season to this point, there may be little or no the Clippers can do to decelerate the Spurs. With Milos Teodosic out, Rivers should determine whether or not so as to add extra minutes to Beverly’s workload or share the purpose with rookie Jawun Evans whose Clippers jersey presently bears Agua Caliente.

Vegas odds: Spurs by 5.
Sport prediction: Spurs by 6.
For the Clipper fan’s perspective, go to Clips Nation.
As at all times, Tony should dominate Fisher.

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