The San Antonio Spurs will face the Los Angeles Clippers tonight at the Staples Center The Clippers have lost 34 of 39 games against the Spurs and 8 of 11 since the arrival of Chris Paul.
The Clippers, 16-9, are coming off a 4-3 road trip are looking to gauge themselves against the 19-4 Spurs.
“It’s a test, a good test,” forward Blake Griffin said of opening the season series with the Spurs. “To be away for a long period of time and come home and play a top-notch team, a team that always executes and plays the right way, so that’s why I think it will be a good test for us.”
The Spurs are coming off 100-84 win over the Utah Jazz and have seen a resurgence of All Star Power Forward Tim Duncan. Duncan had been having issues with his shot until this last week of play.
“We were never worried about Timmy. I’ve been saying (it) since the beginning of the season,” point guard Tony Parker said. “He’s the last guy we ever need to worry about. But now he’s getting aggressive and he’s getting his shot back.”