San Antonio will be back at the AT&T Center tonight against Los Angeles in a Spurs vs. Clippers matchup. Kawhi Leonard is not on the injury report. It is likely he will take the court in his return to San Antonio.
Keldon Johnson is coming off of his career-high game against the Nets posting 36 points and 11 rebounds to defeat the Nets 106-98. Kawhi Leonard was absent from their last game against the Jazz where the Clippers fell to the Jazz 126-103.
The Clippers are currently heavily favored to take the matchup with near 3-1 odds at -270 (bet $270 to win $100). If you are feeling a Spurs upset, a $100 bet would payout 225 as they currently are the +225 dogs.
How to Watch Spurs vs. Clippers
Date: Friday, January 20th, 2022
Time: 7 PM Central Time
Location: AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX
Stream: Bally Sports SW
Injury report via NBA.com as of 10:30 AM Eastern Time.
Spurs vs. Clippers Preview
The San Antonio Spurs are currently 0-2 against the Los Angeles Clippers this season. They dropped their first two matchups back in November. Tonight, we get to see if Keldon Johnson and the Spurs have what it takes to bring down Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers. San Antonio does not have the best relationship with the Clippers superstar for obvious reasons. Back in 2018, Kawhi sat out a season before eventually getting traded to the Raptors.
After Keldon Johnson’s career night out against the Nets, the confidence should carry over tonight against the Clippers. He is the leader of the team, and without Devin Vassell, the team relies on him to bring the energy. Speaking of energy, Jeremy Sochan has won over the San Antonio fans with his ferocious defending, and snappy attitude to the players around the league. He even said it himself that he wanted to be like the Draymond Greens and the Patrick Beverlys of the league. The team will need to share the basketball, and limit Kawhi and Paul George if they want to snap their losing streak against the Clippers.
The Clippers on the other hand will look to get back into the win column after they suffered a blowout loss to the Jazz. Both Paul George and Kawhi Leonard have been battling injuries as of late. However, when they are on the court they can punish the Spurs. Paul George averages 26 points when facing the Spurs squad, while Kawhi averages 24. If these two can successfully mesh in San Antonio, it could be a rough game for the home crowd.