When: Sat., Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. 2016
Going into the regular season, the general consensus among NBA aficionados was that the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers ranked a tier below the Golden State Warriors and LeBron’s Cavaliers in terms of title potential. The Spurs began their campaign one player short, with starter Danny Green sidelined by a left quad strain for at least two more weeks. They’ll get no sympathy from the Clippers who slogged through last season with key injuries to Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. Much like their showdown in Oakland with the Warriors to tip off the season, Saturday night’s contest against the Clippers offers a stiff challenge for Pop’s charges. If given the green light, don’t be surprised if Patty Mills or gunner Bryn Forbes goes off in Danny’s absence.