The biggest question waiting to be answered in the Western Conference this season was in regards to which team would rise up to challenge the Golden State Warriors. It has turned out to be business as usual in the West, as it has been the San Antonio Spurs being the ones who are once again staying the closest to the Warriors. The reality here, though, is that the number 2 seed is likely going to be the highest that any other team is going to be able to achieve, especially since the Warriors are having a season that is almost as good as what they put together last season. One team that might be able to challenge for that #2 seed are the LA Clippers. I say might, because they are currently 8 games back of the Spurs, and really need to win this one if they are to mount any type of serious attack on the #2 seed. This should be an entertaining one to watch, and is a game that could be closer than a lot of people expect. Find the updated NBA betting lines here.
Here’s A Closer Look At San Antonio At Los Angeles NBA Lines, Free Pick & TV Info
When: Friday, February 24 at 10:30 PM EST
Where: Staples Center, LA
Live Stream:Watch ESPNNBA Odds: TBA
There are not very many teams that have had much success against the Spurs, but the Clippers are the exception to the rule. LA has already taken a pair of games off San Antonio this season, including an impressive 116-92 win on the road against them. Furthermore, the Clippers have won all 3 of their previous meetings with the Spurs at the Staples Center. The Clippers are coming off a bit of a rough patch, but appear to be putting things together again, and will be coming into this one on a 4-game winning streak. This will be a test to see if the Clippers can once again be counted among the contenders, or whether this positive run is just a minor blip.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
While you have to like what the Clippers have delivered versus the Spurs this season, it’s hard to see San Antonio losing 3 in a row to the same opponent. I think they will find a way to get the win on the road in this one.