Los Angeles Clippers host San Antonio Spurs in the NBA regular season looking to return back to winning way following a loss in the last game. Spurs, meanwhile, are aiming to stretch their 100% start to the new season by one more game.
That said, Spurs haven't been in control of their games despite boasting a 3-0 return. teams had them under their grips on some instances, while they needed DeMar DeDeRozan's late shot to get past Washington Wizards 124-122 in game-2.
The last game was a close affair as only three points separated Spurs from Portland Trail Blazers in the 113-110 win at AT&T Center.
Now Spurs are on the road for the first time this season and will play Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center, arguably their most acid test till this day.
The Clippers have been labeled as Champions Material by various NBA pundits, and the way Doc Rivers' men have performed without All-Star Paul George, Clippers could be one of the most competitive teams in NBA this season.
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Host: Los Angeles Clippers
Visitors: San Antonio Spurs
Venue: Staples Center
Match Timing: November 01, 08:00 AM
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Los Angeles Clippers Team News:
Kawhi Leonard was held out against Phoenix Suns due to load management. That was a surprising move, but the reigning NBA finals MVP will be available to play in this match.
Paul George is making progress in his rehab and could make his Clippers debut in 2-3 weeks. Rodney McGruder (ankle injury) won't play either in this match.
San Antonio Spurs Team News:
Gregg Popovich will be traveling with a full squad to Los Angeles. No reported injuries by Spurs.
Dejaunte Murray was listed as questionable ahead of the last game but returned to the lineup for the, seven rebounds, eight assists, and a steal against Blazers.
Dejounte Murray, DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Pöltl, Derrick White, Patty Mills, LaMarcus Aldridge, Lonnie Walker, Marco Belinelli, Bryn Forbes, Chimezie Metu, Drew Eubanks, Luka Šamanić, Keldon Johnson, Quinndary Weatherspoon, DeMarre Carroll, Rudy Ga, Trey Lyles
Los Angeles Clippers vs San Antonio Spurs Predicted Five:
Los Angeles Clippers:
PF: Kawhi Leonard
SF: Patrick Patterson
C: Ivica Zubac
PG: Landry Shamet
SG: Patrick Beverley
San Antonio Spurs:
PF: LaMarcus Aldridge
SF: DeMar DeRozan
C: Trey Lyles
PG: Bryn Forbes
SG: Dejounte Murray
Likely to feature from the bench:
Clippers: Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell, JaMychal Green, Maurice Harkless, Mfiondu Kabengele, Terrance Mann, Jerome Robinson, Derrick Walton Jr.
Spurs: Derrick White, Patty Mills, Rudy Gay, Marco Belinelli, Jakob Poeltl