– Time: 2:30 p.m.
– TV: ABC
– Radio: 1200 WOAI, 1350 KCOR
– Clippers injury report: None.
– Spurs injury report: None.
– Best Game 2 plus/minus: Eric Bledsoe (four points, two rebounds and two assists) posted a team high +8 in 22:50.
– Worst Game 2 plus/minus: Chris Paul (10 points, five assists and eight turnovers) posted a team low -22 in 33:45.
- Paul’s eight turnovers was a season high.
- The Spurs are grabbing 55.4% of available rebounds against the Clippers.
- Through two games, the Spurs have outscored the Clippers by 15.6 points per 100 possessions.
- The Clippers — the 12th-ranked 3-point shooting team — is shooting 56.3% from behind the arc this series.
- Breaking down their 3-point shooting further: The Clippers are shooting 70% percent from the corner, a level of efficiency even the notoriously corner 3-pointer cognizant Spurs can’t match. On non-corner 3′s, the Clippers are shooting 50%.
- They are, however, shooting 39.3% on shots inside the paint compared to 61.3% for the Spurs.
- Transition battle: The Spurs and Clippers aren’t completely taking advantage of transition opportunities. The Clippers outscored the Spurs by two points in transition in two games.
- The Clippers averaged 20.8 assists in the regular season but they have only mustered 16 per game against the Spurs.
- Los Angeles scored 1.12 points per possession on pick-and-rolls in Game 2. They ran pick-and-rolls 28.9% of the time.
- Their most proficient pick-and-roll ball handler, Paul, struggled in pick-and-rolls all night. He turned the ball over three times and he finished with a woeful 0.50 PPP.
- San Antonio scored 1.41 PPP in transition in Game 2; 17.4% of their possessions were classified as ‘transition’ opportunities. The Spurs averaged 1.24 PPP per transition attempt during the regular season.
- Tim Duncan scored 1.14 PPP on post-ups, up from 0.81 in the regular season. Duncan post-ups make up 87.5% of the Spurs’ post-up possessions during the playoffs.
- Manu Ginobili and Danny Green are both averaging 2 PPP on cuts this series. The Spurs’ 1.64 PPP on cuts leads all playoff teams.