Preview: Golden State At L.A. Clippers

When: 10:30 PM  ET, Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
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GS Edge in: LAC
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The Golden State Warriors have accomplished nearly everything they want in the regular season and can spend the last two weeks resting up for the playoffs. The Los Angeles Clippers, who host the Warriors on Tuesday, are still fighting for positioning in the Western Conference and are looking like a legitimate championship contender of late. The Clippers (seven straight) and Golden State (nine in a row) enter with the two longest active winning streaks in the NBA.

Los Angeles finished up a three-game road trip with a dominating performance in Boston on Sunday and is aiming for the No. 2 spot in the West. The Warriors set a franchise record with their 60th win on Saturday at Milwaukee and locked up the top spot in the West while putting a big gap between themselves and the Atlanta Hawks for the top record in the NBA. “It’s been a special year, obviously,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr told reporters. “The guys have been fantastic all season long, just being committed to each other and the work. It’s been so much fun, and it’s great to rack up these milestones as we go.”

TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT

ABOUT THE WARRIORS (60-13): Golden State started resting players by sitting Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala on Saturday, and Kerr will likely find extra rest for Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and especially Andrew Bogut over the last two weeks. Curry has been on fire of late and is averaging 30 points while going 24-of-38 from 3-point range over his last four games, burying at least five 3-pointers in each of those contests. “This is a big accomplishment,” Curry told reporters after Saturday’s win. “It’s a testament to how focused we’ve been over the course of the season. As of late, we’ve had a big lead in the standings, but we’ve understood that there are bigger goals in mind.”

ABOUT THE CLIPPERS (49-25): Los Angeles’ recent surge has coincided with Blake Griffin’s return from elbow surgery, which solidified the starting lineup and turned the offense back into a powerhouse. “We’re passing up good shots for great shots,” point guard Chris Paul told reporters. “Obviously with Blake back, it makes us that much more dangerous. He’s one of the best passers on the team and then when he gets to scoring, you just have to pick your poison.” The threat of Griffin’s scoring in the frontcourt is opening things up for the guards, and Paul and J.J. Redick combined for 48 points in Boston on Sunday.

BUZZER BEATERS

1. The Warriors have taken two of the three meetings this season, including a 106-98 triumph on March 8 with Griffin out of the Clippers’ lineup.

2. Los Angeles C DeAndre Jordan went 3-of-15 from the free-throw line on Sunday and is shooting 24.4 percent from the stripe over the last four games.

3. Golden State G Klay Thompson is 10-of-20 from 3-point range in the last three games.

PREDICTION: Clippers 108, Warriors 101

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Golden State 60-13 W9 34-2 26-11 7-1 53-12 11-3 35-8
L.A. Clippers 49-25 W7 27-10 22-15 8-7 41-18 9-3 30-14

Last Meeting

Golden State L.A. Clippers
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
3/8/15 LAC 98 GS 106 106 37 50.0 98 39 48.2

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
GS D. Green 23 53.3 4
LAC A. Rivers 22 57.1 5
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
GS H. Barnes 8 0 8
LAC D. Jordan 14 3 11
Assists Player  
GS D. Green 6
LAC C. Paul 11
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
GS S. Curry 1802 48.3 313
LAC C. Paul 1499 48.0 266
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
GS D. Green 616 106 510
LAC D. Jordan 1166 370 796
Assists Player  
GS S. Curry 603
LAC C. Paul 812

Quickchart Matchup

Golden State  Off vs  L.A. Clippers Def
109.8 Points For
100.3 Points Against
47.8 FG%
44.4 FG%
44.6 Reb
42.7 Reb
L.A. Clippers Off vs  Golden State Def
106.6 Points For
98.9 Points Against
47.3 FG%
42.4 FG%
42.7 Reb
44.7 Reb

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home over/under
OPEN
-110
2.5
-110
215
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports.ag
-110
-1.5
-110
214
Sportsbook.ag
-110
-1.5
-110
214
5Dimes
-110
-2
-110
214
GTbets.eu OFF OFF
Top Bet
-110
-2
-110
214
BetOnline.ag
-110
-2
-110
214
BetDSI
-105
-2
-110
214
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF
BetDNA.com OFF OFF
Superbook.ag OFF OFF
BookMaker
-105
-2
-110
214
Vegas Odds
Westgate
-110
-2
-110
214
Wynn Las Vegas OFF OFF
Boyd Gaming OFF OFF
Best home line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Golden State Overall L.A. Clippers
60-13 W/L 49-25
44-28-1 ATS 34-40-0
34-39-0 O/U 34-37-3
109.8 Pts For 106.6
98.9 Pts Against 100.3
Golden State A/H L.A. Clippers
26-11 W/L 27-10
19-18-0 ATS 16-21-0
16-21-0 O/U 14-21-2
106.6 Pts For 106.2
100.4 Pts Against 97.8
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