The San Antonio Spurs are in Los Angeles for back-to-back games against the local teams. Tonight, the Silver and Black take on Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers. The Spurs will look to break their three-game losing streak and get their first win on this five-game West Coast road trip. Leonard returned to the starting lineup Thursday night for the Clippers’ match-up against the Detroit Pistons. He saw limited minutes in the 96-91 win as he is returning from injury.
Fans in San Antonio still harbor a grudge against the former Spurs superstar and 2014 NBA Finals MVP. They’ll be paying extra attention to this game, hoping the Sochan The Destroyer re-emerges as their new star. The young Spurs squad will need to fire on all cylinders tonight if they hope to have some winning momentum going into Sunday’s game against the Lakers.
How To Watch Spurs vs Clippers
- Start Time: 9 p.m. CT
Location: Crypto.com Arena -Los Angeles, California
TV: Kens 5 (local)
Radio: 1200 AM WOAI
Can Leonard find his rhythm against his former team? Will Jeremy Sochan posterize a Clippers defender? Do the Spurs have what it takes to break this losing streak? Tune in tonight to find out. The game will air live on local CBS affiliate Kens 5 at 9 p.m. CT. as the game tips off in the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles California. Fans can outside of the two markets can also find the game available on NBA League Pass nationwide.
Spurs vs Clippers Injury Report
The Spurs may be shorthanded tonight with four players listed as day-to-day on the injury report. Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports that Jakob Poeltl, Doug McDermott, Keldon Johnson, and Devin Vassell will all be game-time decisions. The Clippers only have Luke Kennard on their injury report.
San Antonio Spurs Injury Report
- Romeo Langford: Out (Covid-19 Protocol)
- Blake Wesley: Out (MCI)
- Malaki Branham: Out (Ankle)
- Zach Collins: Out (Fibula)
- Jakob Poeltl: Day-To-Day (Knee)
- Doug McDermott: Day-To-Day (Calf)
- Keldon Johnson: Day-To-Day (Ankle)
- Devin Vassel: Day-To-Day (Ankle)
Los Angeles Clippers Injury Report
- Luke Kennard: Out (Chest Discomfort)
Spurs vs Clippers Odds*
According to SportsbookWire, the Clippers are favored to win by 8.5 points. Here are the full odds for the game:
Moneyline: Spurs +300 l Clippers -365
Spread: Spurs +8.5 (+105) l clippers -8.5 (-115)
Over/Under: 222.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)
*Odds Subject To Change
Spurs vs Clippers Preview
It’s been a tough road trip for the Spurs, losing three straight. In their last game against the Sacramento Kings, San Antonio played without Keldon Johnson, which showed in the third quarter. There were multiple chances for the Silver and Black to take the lead in the third quarter but turnovers and bad shots gave the Kings the advantage they needed to pull away with the game. Vassell matched his career-high of 29 points and Sochan had an amazing throw-down dunk that NBA players and fans alike still haven’t stopped talking about it. Hopefully, those day-to-day injuries for the Spurs will be okay to play, as they will need a strong effort from all four of them if they want to beat this tough Clippers team.
Leonard returned to action for the Clippers in their game against Detroit on Thursday. In 25 minutes Leonard had six points. For what it’s worth, on the shots he made, he looked just like vintage Leonard with fade-away jump shots and demanding the defense’s respect. Look for Reggie Jackson to give the Los Angeles a spark from the bench, as he scored 23 points in the game against Detroit. The Spurs will also need to find a way to stop Ivica Zubac from getting so many rebounds. He worked the boards for 18 in their last outing.
Who do you pick to win tonight? What are your thoughts on Kawhi’s return? Comment below.