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Second Round Matchup Will Get Physical
The sports writers at GPS Tracker Shop may be jumping the gun slightly on this NBA playoff matchup preview and prediction, but with the heartbreaking way the Grizzlies have been losing, it appears all but certain Memphis won't be able to climb out of the 3-1 series deficit they are in. That means that the Los Angeles Clippers will advance to the second round where they will face the top-seeded, veteran led, offensive juggernaut that is the four-time championship winning San Antonio Spurs.
The veteran trio of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobli and Tony Parker have quietly put together a double-digit game winning streak that began before the postseason and has pushed all the way through the first round of the playoffs. The San Antonio Spurs are the top seed in the Western Conference. They utterly dominated in a four-game sweep against the Utah Jazz. But the last time they played a team as physical and gritty as the Los Angeles Clippers in the playoffs was last year when Memphis pulled off the shocking series upset.
"San Antonio will be heavily favored coming into the series with Los Angeles, and historically speaking they have owned the Clippers", stated a sports and GPS fleet tracking editor at GPS Tracker Shop. "However, past statistics really don't mean much because the Clippers are a new-look team that is literally getting better every time they step on the court as a unit. They play tough minded defense, don't turn the ball over and will give the Spurs much more of a fight than people anticipate."
The Clippers more than likely will struggle winning games in Texas, as they have had problems getting road victories all season long. But expect Los Angeles to hold home court and push the series all the way to the seventh game. This where the combination of Reggie Evans and DeAndre Jordan will neutralize Tim Dubcan, Chris Paul and Mo Williams will slow down Manu Ginobli and Tony Parker, and Blake Griffin will become the x factor needed to pull out the shocking victory. The San Antonio Spurs may be the overall better team, but Chris Paul will be the best player on the court when the two teams play for a trip to the Conference Finals. And sometimes having the best player can be enough in a first to four series.
Clippers in 7