San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 4/24/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (57-27) at San Antonio Spurs (56-28)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 24, 2015 at 9:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -4 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
Game 3 shifts to the AT&T Center as the San Antonio Spurs host the Los Angeles Clippers.
After an uncharacteristically poor showing in Game 1's blowout loss, the Spurs were able to level the series with a hard-fought 111-107 overtime win over the Clippers in Game 2. Tim Duncan turned back the clock with a team-high 28 points, 11 rebounds and four assists while shooting 14 of 23 from the field while Kawhi Leonard added 23 points, but with players like Tony Parker finishing the game with just one points, the Spurs needed something from their bench and they got that. Boris Diaw chipped in with 12 points, nine rebounds and six assists while Patty Mills scored a quick-fire 18 points in just 19 minutes off the bench.
USA TODAY Sports
For the Clippers, Blake Griffin racked up a triple-double of 29 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, Chris Paul added 21 points and seven assists while DeAndre Jordan had 20 points and 15 rebounds but it still wasn't enough as missed free throws, untimely turnovers and poor shot choices really hurt the Clippers in the end. Paul had himself a great game, but will still be having nightmares about the potential game-winning shot that he missed in the last possession of the game, but it would be so unfair to pin the loss on him alone.
In ATS trends, the Clippers are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games overall, while the Spurs are 8-1 ATS in their last nine home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a win.
The Spurs still haven't quite yet found their form but were still good enough to get past the Clippers on the road. However, LA really will be desperate to take back their home court advantage, so while I don't think they will win tonight, I do like their chances of taking this one right to the last couple minutes.