In the first game back from the All-Star game, the Los Angeles Clippers game will be on national television after being moved to NBA TV.
The Spurs at Clippers game on Tuesday will now be televised on NBA TV.
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) February 14, 2014
The Spurs and Clippers will be the late night game after the Memphis Grizzlies face off against the New York Knicks.
Tuesday will be the third game between the Clips and Spurs this season, splitting the series 1-1. If you want to use the season series as an indicator on who has the upper hand going into Tuesday some context must be added to that tie. While the first game was a blowout in the Clippers favor, the second game was a blowout in the Spurs favor as the Clippers were without star point guard Chris Paul.
Unless something radical happens between now and Tuesday, both teams will head into this matchup relatively healthy. The only blip will be the absence of Kawhi Leonard at small forward for San Antonio. Even with him out, this has the makings of a must-watch game.
This would be the perfect time to point out the San Antonio Spurs inferior record against teams with a record of .500 or better. Of their 38 wins, 26 have come against teams with a record below .500 while they’ve gone 12-12 against teams above .500. Injuries and Greg Popovich‘s resting methods play a part in this, but the Spurs haven’t exactly returned to the status of play that existed last season. If the numbers are in Los Angeles’ favor, they’ll add another “L” in the loss column for the Spurs against some of the best teams in the way.
Make sure you clear up your schedule this Tuesday, so we can sit and tweet about how Blake Griffin and company look against the Spurs.