When: Sat., April 8, 7:30 p.m. 2017
Following recent losses to the Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings, the Los Angeles Clippers return to San Antonio in search of their playoff groove. Despite the efforts of captain Chris Paul and first time All-Star DeAndre Jordan, injuries and inconsistency have dogged Doc Rivers’ squad throughout the regular season. Home court advantage in the first round is still within reach for the Clippers, who are met by a Spurs team that is peaking just in time for the postseason. With a firm grasp on the #2 seed in the West, San Antonio looks to remain healthy, while continuing to collectively improve. Kawhi Leonard and a rejuvenated LaMarcus Aldridge are once again proving to be a potent one-two punch, and Pau Gasol has emerged as an anchor for the second unit, creating a challenging offensive flow for opponents.