LA Clippers vs Golden State Warriors prediction 2016.12.07:
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The reigning Western conference champions are having a brief go back and forth to the Staples middle of their seek for the sixth consecutive victory over the bitter opponents.
The Golden State Warriors (18-three) are sitting on the top of the West, however the Spurs and Clippers are practically taking them off of the throne, so a win right here could comfy them first position, at least for the near future. The warriors destroyed the Indiana Pacers 142-106 in the previous suit on the wings of Klay Thompson’s game of the 12 months with the 60 facets he scored. Kevin Durant nailed 20 features, eight rebounds, and four assists, and Steph Curry had 13 features and eleven assists to support within the thrashing of the Pacers. Draymond green contributed with ten help, five boards, and 4 steals, while JaVale McGee led the bench with nine points, eight rebounds, and two blocks. Golden State is with no defeat in their last seven head-to-head meetings, so the pressure will likely be on the hosts to end this run.
The los angeles Clippers (16-6) aren’t in primarily excellent type after they lost three out of prior five games, the last failure came towards the Pacers at dwelling, being defeated 102-111. Blake Griffin had an quality sport with a double-double efficiency with 24 aspects, 16 rebounds, and 5 assists, while Chris Paul chipped in with 18 aspects and eleven assists. J.J. Reddick added 15, even as DeAndre Jordan posted nine aspects and 15 boards. Jamal Crawford led the bench with 14 facets. It used to be the 2nd loss to Indiana in per week, and the Clippers even suffered a defeat towards one of the weakest teams within the league – the Brooklyn Nets. Whether that’s alarming or not, we can see on Wednesday night time, as there are usually not many better possibilities to leap again than the one towards the large rivals from Oakland.
As if we would have liked more causes as for why the Golden State Warriors are the odds-on favorites at -140 to win the NBA title this season, they put on yet another scientific offensive performance on Monday by means of obliterating the journeying Indiana Pacers, 142-106.
It was the second a hundred and forty-factor day trip this season for the warriors, who even have an NBA-best 18 wins by way of 21 video games. The natural suspects for Golden State’s high-powered assault have been gift on Monday, with defending MVP Stephen Curry tallying a season-high 11 assists and prized offseason pickup Kevin Durant scoring 20 points and hauling in eight rebounds.
But the true story of the night was the team’s supposed 1/3 wheel in Klay Thompson, who went HAM on the Pacers for 60 freakin’ points – all in just 29 minutes of action and with no enjoying time within the fourth quarter at that when Golden State led with the aid of as so much as 30 features already. Thompson’s scorching hand will seemingly proceed this Wednesday as he averaged 26.3 points on 54 percent capturing from downtown towards the Clippers final season.
No longer only that, but the Warriors have also gained six-consecutive meetings with the Clippers (albeit just three-three ATS). Having stated that, we don’t assume the Dubs’ freight coach of doom to gradual down each time soon, specifically in opposition to reeling la. Which brings us to…
just when the la Clippers have strung back-to-again, convincing avenue victories over the Cavaliers and Pelicans, they fall flat on their face at residence Sunday in an unpleasant loss to the Indiana Pacers, 111-102. La gave the impression to be on monitor to regain its early-season swagger, but now they’ve misplaced 4 of their last six games.
Even as megastar factor safeguard Chris Paul had a sexy awesome night (18 elements, 11 assists), he was once also responsible for 5 of his group’s whopping 20 turnovers to the workforce that the soldiers conveniently manhandled the night time after.
Despite the fact that the Clippers’ miscues resulted in their downfall, at least Blake Griffin still appeared like the early MVP candidate that he’s been. The five-time All-star nabbed his 0.33-straight double-double by way of striking up 24 aspects and 16 boards along with 5 dimes on Sunday.
Griffin’s re-emergence as a high energy forward within the league has nevertheless yielded awesome results for the Clips, who currently remain ranked in the prime 10 in phrases of sheer offense (sixth with 108.7 features scored per game) and defense (seventh at ninety nine.1 facets allowed) alike.
Moreover, l. A. Has also received five of its final seven games at Staples, which means the team shall be no pushover on Wednesday night versus mighty Golden State for certain. Then again, and much like the warriors’ as a substitute disappointing outcomes versus the chances, the Clippers are simply three-4 towards the unfold throughout that span, so you may also wish to opt for a moneyline bet rather for this blockbuster showdown.