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2015 NBA Playoffs Clippers-Spurs Game 1 open thread

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Seven Game 1s have been played, and the NBA saved the best for last. The Clippers meet the defending NBA Champion Spurs in what figures to be a great series. Is Game 1 important? A little bit, yeah.

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2015 NBA Playoffs
Game 1
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56-26

55-27
Series Schedule
Game 1 - Sun April 19, 7:30 p.m., TNT/Prime Ticket, Los Angeles, STAPLES Center
Game 2 - Wed April 22, 7:30 p.m., TNT/Prime Ticket, Los Angeles, STAPLES Center
Game 3 - Fri April 24, 6:30 p.m., ESPN/Prime Ticket, San Antonio, AT&T Center
Game 4 - Sun April 26, 12:30 p.m., ABC, San Antonio, AT&T Center
Game 5*  Tue April 28, Time TBD, Prime Ticket, Los Angeles, STAPLES Center
Game 6*  Thu April 30, Time TBD, Prime Ticket, San Antonio, AT&T Center
Game 7* Sun May 2, Time TBD, Prime Ticket, Los Angeles, STAPLES Center
* if necessary
Win-Loss Breakdown
19-11 East 23-7
37-15 West 32-20
30-11 Home 33-8
26-15 Road 22-19
19-22 .500+ 23-19
37-4 .500- 32-8
Probable Starters
Chris Paul PG Tony Parker
J.J. Redick SG Danny Green
Matt Barnes SF Kawhi Leonard
Blake Griffin PF Tim Duncan
DeAndre Jordan C Tiago Splitter
Key Reserves
Austin Rivers PG Cory Joseph
Jamal Crawford SG Patty Mills
Hedo Turkoglu SF Manu Ginobili
Glen Davis PF Boris Diaw
Spencer Hawes C Aron Baynes
Advanced Stats 2014-2015 Regular Season
96.96 (11th of 30) Pace 95.93 (17th of 30)
109.8 (1st of 30) ORtg 106.2 (7th of 30)
103.0 (15th of 30) DRtg 99.6 (3rd of 30)
Injuries/Other
None
Tiago Splitter (calf) Questionable


Matt Bonner (calf) Questionable

The Back Story (The teams split the season series 2-2):

Date Venue Final

11/10/14 Los Angeles Spurs 89, Clippers 85 Recap Box
12/22/14 San Antonio Spurs 125, Clippers 119 Recap Box
01/21/15 San Antonio Clippers 105, Spurs 85 Recap Box
02/19/15 Los Angeles Clippers 119, Spurs 115 Recap Box