rydjorker121 wrote:On the contrary, fellas, let's put it in this perspective: What makes you think that the Clippers can unseat the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs?
1) They won't. Maggette and Richardson would be held down be excellent defenders in Manu Ginobili and Bruce Bowen, and Elton Brand is knocked back by Tim Duncan, who is 4 inches taller than him. The Clippers try to hustle but can't due to lack of strength and height and Nesterovic takes advantage of rookie Christopher Lee Kamanson the 7th. The Clippers realize how little depth they have at their bench as Horry, Mercer and Turkoglu outplay the likes of Wilcox, Simmons and Glen Rice. BLOWOUT for San Antonio Spur victory.
2) The Clippers get very close to the game but champions never give up, as the San Antonio Spurs yet show their vulnerability to close out games properly and let the Clips back into the game; Elton Brand plays rough, tough and gets Timmy into foul trouble and Quentin and Maggette start blooming late and hitting key jumpers. The Spurs, known for their inaccuracy and guidance w/out David Robinson, turn the ball over and miss shots down the stretch and the Clipper youth stretches out the D for easy transition baskets. Clippers lose though, because a certain Robert Horry hits a clutch shot. San Antonio Spur victory.
3) Because the SBC Center doesn't get much hype, fact is the team the Spurs are playing are the Clippers and they're just the Clippers and nothing can change that, there is a tiny crowd watching and the Spurs lose interest very early in the game...the Clips try to take advantage yet they can't hit shots either because they're young and undersized, and San Antonio, a good defensive team, outplays them in that aspect yet can't hit shots. At the end, though, the champions prevail.
Those are SAS possibilities for winning...fierce 1/5 chance, lazy at the end 2/5 chance, or lazy at the beginning another 2/5 chance.
If the Clippers win, and they did beat SAS w/out Duncan and Parker at home one game, then it would be very close, possibly even luck or overtime...it won't be a blowout, the champs are too experienced to lose to our LA counterparts....but oh well, I do hope the Clips win, that's all I'm gonna say.
magicmoment wrote:i really think that the lakers can beat the spurs if they play like they did in the beginning of the season...
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