San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers: Game 3 Prediction, Keys, Injuries

By George Middleton
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The San Antonio Spurs will take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night at the AT&T Center for game 3 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

The game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on ESPN. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

The Spurs beat the Clippers 111-107 in overtime in game 2. Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 28 points and 11 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 23 points and 9 rebounds. The difference in the game was Patty Mills who scored 8 of his 18 points in overtime.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker– Tony Parker is questionable with an achilles injury.

Los Angeles Clippers

No significant injuries.

Keys to Beating Clippers in Game 3

-Win Rebounding Battle

The Clippers are a terrific rebounding team with the front court of Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. In game two the Clippers out-rebounded the Spurs 55-48. Matt Barnes, Jordan and Griffin all grabbed at least 10 rebounds.

-Hit Threes

The Spurs have failed to erupt from three-point range with the exception of Mills. The Spurs have shot under 33% from three-point distance in both games and they have taken at least 25 threes in each game. Mills is 5-9 from three in two games, maybe he should take 9 threes in a crucial game three.

Prediction

97. 77. . 102. 29

The Spurs will win a crucial game 3 but it won’t be easy. The game will involve many lead changes but the Spurs will hit the big shots down the stretch and Tony Parker will make at least a small impact.

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