The San Antonio Spurs (56-10) take on the Los Angeles Clippers (42-23) Tuesday at the AT&T Center. Spurs are 32-0 at home this season.
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The Spurs are showing the world that their is no place like home. This season San Antonio is percent at the AT&T Center, 32-0. They have dominated their opponents and though the Golden State Warriors are overshadowing the Spurs success with their start, under the radar is where San Antonio likes to be.
Dating back to last season, the Spurs are on a 41-game streak at home. With the Clippers making their way into San Antonio they have had some success. Clippers were the last visiting team to win a meaningful game in San Antonio. They won the last two in San Antonio in the Western Conference quarterfinals on their way to eliminating the Spurs.
Saturday night the Spurs moved pass the Orlando Magic for the third-best home streak start with their 93-85 win against Western Conference rival Oklahoma City Thunder.
Dec 18, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots against the Los Angeles Clippers at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
Spurs are on a season-high five game homestand where they will see some tough competition. Started on Thursday with a 109-101 win over Chicago, Spurs have Portland and Golden State to follow after the Clippers.
San Antonio has won its last three games despite continuing to struggle from the perimeter. They were 4 of 24 from 3-point range against the Thunder and connecting on 20.5 percent over the past four games.
The Spurs typically hit 38.1 percent from outside. They haven’t had three such games in a row on the winning streak, during which their 16.4-point differential is actually better than the Warriors’ margin on their historic run at home.
Individually, LaMarcus Aldridge has countered the outside struggles by averaging 26.3 points on 65.2 percent shooting in the last three games. Kawhi Leonard continues to produce, averaging 23.6 points in the last five games.
The Clippers have been victimized once on San Antonio’s streak, losing 115-107 on Dec. 18, but rolled to a 105-86 win Feb. 18 in the only other matchup.
Spurs and Clippers tip-off at 8:30 PM Eastern on NBATV.