In Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round series between the Clippers and defending champion Spurs, San Antonio was overwhelmed by the energy of the home team. Los Angeles, even when making mistakes in defensive rotations, did so with so much speed and commitment that it often didn’t matter. The Clippers, with an assortment power dunks from Blake Griffin and power spikes from DeAndre Jordan, had the capacity crowd at Staples Center in a frenzy all night. The Spurs didn’t have an
Two Western Conference clashes have the spotlight on a three-game NBA Wednesday, especially the Spurs trying to solve the Clippers.
A funny thing happened on the Clippers’ way to continued ignominy. Imagine finishing the season on a 14-1 surge that takes you to the third seed in the brutal Western Conference and finding yourself facing the sixth-seeded booby prize, the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, who are favored in the series opener on your floor. What else is new? As one buzzard said to another, “I’ve been having Clipper luck.” Oh, you say the Clippers won? Fairy tales can come true; they just
The two Eastern Conference games on Sunday afternoon are far less competitive than the evening battles between powerhouse teams from the West.
By far the most significant of tonight’s three NBA games is a must-win for Indiana, at home against the Wizards. Boston has clinched a postseason spot but the Pacers are still in a battle with Brooklyn to determine the eighth team in the East.
Wow! If you keyed on the Mavericks-Nuggets game last night, congratulations. Danilo Gallinari was unconscious with 47 points and the final score (in double OT) was a mind-boggling 144-143.
We got a lot of bad luck out of the way on one Saturday night, with Nerlens Noel (eye), Bismack Biyombo (nose), Paul Millsap (shoulder), Jeff Green (back), Chris Andersen (foot) and Hassan Whiteside (hand) all leaving their games early.
It’s a busy Saturday night in the NBA and while a few of the ten games are meaningful in real life, others are like preseason exhibitions, where anything might happen. We are always shopping for unexpected DFS values, especially at this time of year.