San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers: Prediction, Key Players, Injuries

By George Middleton

The San Antonio Spurs take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center.

The game is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. CT and will be televised on ESPN. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

This is the third matchup out of four between the two teams. The Spurs won the previous two meetings, with the most recent one being a 125-118 victory on December 22. Tim Duncan led the way with 21 points and 12 rebounds, Tony Parker had 26 points.

How will the Spurs fare against the Clippers? We take a look at recent history, injuries, and key players to predict the outcome of the game!

Recent Games

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 30-17 overall and 18-6 at home. The Spurs are coming off a 95-86 win against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. Parker led the Spurs with 17 points and 5 assists.

Los Angeles Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers are 32-15 overall and 12-8 on the road. The Clippers are coming off a shocking loss to a New Orleans Pelicans team that was without Anthony Davis (hip). Chris Paul was terrific for the Clippers as he had 24 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists.


San Antonio Spurs

Marco Belinelli– Marco Belinelli is out with a left groin injury.

Los Angeles Clippers

No significant injuries.

Players to Watch For Los Angeles Clippers

Blake Griffin– Blake Griffin is one of the best players in the league, it’s that simple. He has went from being the raw athlete he was at Oklahoma, to an offensive that can face up from 18 feet or dunk in traffic. He is averaging 22.6 points and 7.5 rebounds. Griffin is an also an elite passer for his position, as he is averaging 5 assists.

Chris Paul- Chris Paul might not be in his prime as we speak, but he is still an elite point guard. Paul is averaging 17.6 points, 9.7 assists and 4.8 rebounds.

DeAndre Jordan– DeAndre Jordan is still a raw offensive talent that relies on put back baskets and lobs, but he is a rebounding machine. Jordan is averaging 13.4 rebounds, in addition to his 10.2 points. Jordan has also turned into one of the league’s best defenders, he is averaging 2.4 blocks.


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The Clippers are coming off a tough loss on the road to an injury depleted Pelicans team yesterday, which is bad news against a well rested Spurs team. The Spurs will win, in a game that the Clippers will make interesting. Rest and home court will give the Spurs a significant edge in this one.

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