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.
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.
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.
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.