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Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers - 4/21/14 Game Two

Golden State Warriors (51-31) at Los Angeles Clippers (57-25)

NBA Basketball: Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -8 -- Over/Under: 212 See the Latest Odds

TV: TNT

The Los Angeles Clippers are in a must win situation when they play game two against the Golden State Warriors on Monday night. The Warriors won game one, 109-105.

The Warriors have the Clippers a taste of what they’re capable of offensively, as they knocked down 11 threes and shot 44.4 percent from the field. Klay Thompson led the way with 22 points, while David Lee chipped in 20 points and 13 rebounds. Speaking of rebounds, the Warriors won the rebounding margin 48-42. Stephen Curry was more of a distributor, dishing out seven assists and scoring just 14 points. The Warriors are shooting 43 percent from beyond the arc in their last five games and 47.8 percent from the field. The Golden State Warriors are 42-38-3 ATS overall and 23-18-1 ATS on the road.

Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers - 4/21/14 Game Two

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Despite the Clippers shooting 45.5 percent from three, they turned the ball over 17 times and made just 65.7 percent from the free throw line. Chris Paul led the way with eight assists and 28 points, while Blake Griffin played only 19 minutes due to foul trouble and grabbed only three rebounds. The rebound total for Griffin was his third straight game of single-digit rebounds. The Clippers are averaging 108.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting in their last five games. The Los Angeles Clippers are 46-36-1 ATS overall and 21-21 ATS at home. 

The Warriors are 11-0 ATS in their last 11 Conference Quarterfinals games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games. The home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. 

I really like the Warriors to win this series and wouldn’t be surprised if they also won this game SU. That’s why taking the eight points is a no-brainer. The Warriors don’t seem to be intimated by the size of the Clippers and have more than enough offense to keep up.

Once again, take Golden State and the points. 

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Golden State Warriors +8

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