The Los Angeles Clippers avoid a three game losing streak with a tantalizing win over the San Antonio Spurs. Not only did they win the game but avenged an earlier loss to the Spurs back in Staple Center. If the Clippers would have lost the game it would have been the first time this season the Clippers drop three in a row. Chris Paul made sure that would not be the case. He had his best game of the season; CP3 dropped 36 points with 11 assists and would not be denied a Clippers victory. CP3 had help from his fellow teammates, especially from guard Mo Williams. Mo was on fire throughout the night and pitched in with 33 points. It was a great road win for the Clips; I believe the best thus far this season. Now they go back to Staples to face the Golden State Warriors who defeated the Clips the last time the two teams met.
I believe I have said this before about the Warriors, they are a tricky team, tricky because they can go for an offensive explosion on any given night. When they cannot get it going on offense is when the Warriors have their struggles. The Warriors are not a good defensive team, they win games by out running, out shooting, and obviously out scoring teams. Guard Monte Ellis is usually the catalyst to the Warriors success. In his last meeting against the Clippers he scored 32 point on route to a 104-97 win. The Clippers will also have to contain forward David Lee. Lee is a much underrated player in the NBA, even though he has been selected to an All-Star game. In the last meeting, Lee had a double/double scoring 24 points and grabbing 13 boards.
Look for CP3 to continue his aggressive play on offense. The back to back losses against the Minnesota Timberwolves and New Jersey Nets sparked CP3. Those were heart crushing defeats and it looks like CP3 is on takeover mode. I expect the game to be entertaining and expect both teams to score over 100. The game will be determine by what team has more fuel in the gas tank in the fourth quarter and who has that final run in them. The Clippers will be that team, winning the game 112-106. The Clippers need to get on a winning streak. The number three seed is still obtainable and I know the Clippers can earn it. LET’S GO CLIPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!