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NBA Playoffs Clippers-Spurs Round 1 Game 3: Open Thread

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The action shifts to San Antonio after the Spurs stole home court advantage in Game 2 in LA. Can the Clippers respond?

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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April 24, 2015, 6:30 PM
AT&T Center (San Antonio, Texas)
ESPN, Prime Ticket, Fox Sports Southwest, KFWB 980 AM, KWKW 1330 AM
Series Schedule
Tied at 1-1
Game 1 - Clippers 107, Spurs 92
Game 2 - Spurs 111, Clippers 107 (OT)
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 (2014-2015)
19-11 East 23-7
37-15 West 32-20
12-4 Division 8-8
30-11 Home 33-8
26-15 Road 22-19
19-22 .500 + 23-19
37-4 - .500 32-8
1-1 OT 1-6
9-1 L10 9-1
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
Advanced Stats
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
Jordan Hamilton (Questionable) Concussion Tony Parker (Questionable) Achilles
Clippers and Spurs tied in season series; 2-2
Date
Venue
Final
Clips Nation Recap
ESPN Box Score
11/10/2014
Los Angeles
Spurs 89, Clippers 85
Recap
Box Score
12/22/2014
San Antonio
Spurs 125, Clippers 118
Recap
Box Score
01/31/2015
San Antonio
Clippers 105, Spurs 85
Recap
Box Score
02/19/2015
Los Angeles
Clippers 119, Spurs 105
Recap
Box Score

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Prediction
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The Clippers let the tough Game 2 loss linger a little bit and take a loss to open the second stage of the series in San Antonio. The heavy minutes by the starters start to take a toll on the team as a whole and ultimately spells doom for the team in the latter stages of the game as they can’t find that last gear to nudge themselves into. Spurs take this one and the series lead on their home floor while the Clippers have to rebound for Sunday’s afternoon affair.
Team Leaders
Points: Blake Griffin (24) | Rebounds: DeAndre Jordan (13) | Assists: Chris Paul (11)