Head to Head Record 2-2
The defending NBA Champion Spurs (55-27) road to a repeat Championship (and three-peat to the NBA Finals) begins in Los Angeles and this time the Lakers are nowhere to be seen. This time, Doc Rivers, Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clipppers (56-26) will provide the competition in the first round. The match up, their first since the Spurs swept them in 2003, should be one of the premier match ups of all the playoffs, especially in comparison to the East match up of Brooklyn (38-44) vs Atlanta (60-22).
“You probably never want to play the Spurs in the first round if you have a choice,” Griffin told the LA Times. “The Spurs are playing their best basketball, like they normally tend to do.”