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The San Antonio Spurs (4-0) will look to make it five games in a row tonight as they will face the Los Angeles Clippers (2-2) in Los Angeles. San Antonio is coming off a 101-79 win over the Pacers led by Gary Neal's 17 points off the bench. Los Angeles is coming off a 101-108 loss to Cleveland. This will be the first time the two team meet since last season's playoff series where the Spurs swept the Clippers in four games in the Western Conference Semifinals.
And as the Spurs and Clippers get set to face each other tonight, here are five things to watch for during the game:
• The Clippers have been out-rebounded all four games this season. They are averaging 36.8 rebounds a game good for 28th in the league.
• Jamal Crawford is on fire early this season. Crawford has totaled 96 points off the bench for LA in the first four games of the new season.
• Chris Paul had his third straight double-double this season (points and assists) on Nov. 3.
• Should Manu Ginobili play tonight, he will move into fifth place on the Spurs' all-time games played list passing Sean Elliott.
• Tim Duncan is leading the team in scoring, rebounding and blocks this season. He also ranks eighth in rebounds and eighth in blocks in the NBA.
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The San Antonio Spurs have revolved around their Big 3 of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili for what seems like forever. The role players have come and gone, but the core stays intact. How is this possible?
All three of them have had the chances to go elsewhere, make more money, help a new team win, but they’ve always stayed in San Antonio.
One word: sacrifice....
And just when you thought you had seen it all in terms of San Antonio Spurs forward Tiago Splitter's offense, he decided to join in on the dunk fest the Clippers were having last night.
Splitter took the ball coast to coast before using a nice ball fake to create some space so he could finish the dunk.
While normally the idea of Splitter bringing the ball up the court...
The San Antonio Spurs are off to the best start of an NBA season in their history at 4-0 and tonight they will be looking to make it five games in a row tonight versus the Clippers. And with a perfect record to start the season, San Antonio remains the lone undefeated Western Conference team and fans are taking notice of the team's hot start.
According to Fanatics.com, a...
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Nicest Car: Chris Paul (4)
Worst Driver: Three way tie between Eric Bledsoe (3), Matt...
20 turnovers, being outrebounded 46-29, and allowing a team to shoot 55% in a game will usually lead to disaster.
That was Wednesday night for the San Antonio Spurs in Los Angeles. A year ago the Spurs swept the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA Playoffs, but after a summer of adding some new faces to their team, the Clippers got at least one victory, in dominating fashion...
Last night's Los Angeles Clippers/San Antonio Spurs game saw many impressive slam dunks but the cream of the crop came from Clippers center DeAndre Jordan.Watch as DeAndre gets ahead of the pack and double-pumps for this two handed stuff:
Lamar Odom is on his second tenure with the Clippers but his best professional years were with the Los Angeles Lakers. So it’s natural when he’s recording drops he might wander back to his other Los Angeles days… Today is also LO’s birthday, his Clipper brethen gave him a birthday shout out on [...]
With Chris Paul running the show and Blake Griffin down low, the Los Angeles Clippers feature one of the game's most explosive offenses.
Their defensive efforts are also earning some well-deserved acclaim.
The Clippers try to build on an impressive result and pick up a rare road win over the Portland Trail Blazers when these teams square off Thursday night.
Los Angeles (3...
San Antonio Spurs (4-0) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (2-2)
It is always kind of amazing to watch the great franchises be great. It seems even in this early part of the season that the Spurs continue not to get the respect they deserve. San Antonio is the only Western Conference team left unbeaten while the other contenders go through their own soul searching early...
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SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs celebrated the Big 4-0 in an appropriate manner. Tim Duncan had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead San Antonio to a 101-79 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night at the AT&T Center. The victory lifted the Spurs to 4-0 for the first time in the 40 years since moving to the city. Gary Neat added 17 points, Stephen Jackson 12 and Danny...
Yesterday afternoon I caught up with our good friend Glenn Moore from Cleveland.com. We talked about the start to the Cavaliers season, and their latest win over the Los Angeles Clippers specifically. Click on the picture below for a link to that conversation.Or click right here: Sports Insider at Cleveland.com. Thanks as always to Glenn for having me on.
There were several uncertain moments in the second half Thursday night when the Clippers started to regress. They were lackadaisical on defense, gave up too many uncontested shots and seemed on the verge of letting their big lead slip away.
It would not have been surprising if they had. The Clippers were playing on the second night of back-to-back games, they were on the road at...