Who can stop San Antonio at their home turf?
Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers try to do what 41 other teams have failed to do—beat the Spurs on their home court.
According to a news article from US News, if there is one team who knows how to beat the Spurs at the AT &T Center, it is the Clippers. They did it in Game 4 and Game 6 in San Antonio on their way to eliminating the Spurs in Game 7 at the Staples Center. Now, they will try to do it again and hand the Spurs their first home loss.
San Antonio is aiming to match the second-longest streak in NBA history with a sweep of their matches this week. After the Clippers, the Spurs next face Portland on Thursday, and the league leader Golden State on Saturday.
The Clippers have the best shot at handing San Antonio their first loss at home. Even the Warriors themselves cannot solve the Spurs puzzle in their home turf. They have lost 32 regular season games in San Antonio and has never been Tim Duncan in the regular season. The last time the Warriors beat the Spurs in their home court was way back in 1997 before Duncan became the top draft pick.
The Spurs have just overtaken Orlando for the third best home streak with their 103-95 win over Oklahoma City last Saturday. Before that, they also beat Chicago 109 – 101.
“This is the best time of the year. These are the best tests that we can have to prepare us for the playoffs,” said guard Danny Green.
The first time the Clippers and the Spurs met, San Antonio scored a 115 – 107 victory over Los Angeles on December 18. The Clippers bounced back February 18 at Staples Center beating San Antonio 105 – 86.
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