Re: 2012 Playoffs: WCSF #1 San Antonio Spurs (0) vs #5 Los Angeles Clippers (0)
Clippers-Spurs Game 1 Preview -- The AP reports: Blake Griffin woke up Monday with his sprained left knee not feeling worse, but not really much better. Rest is the only remedy, a luxury the Los Angeles Clippers don't have, and doctors guess he might miss two weeks if this were the regular season. Griffin? He says he will play in Game 1 on Tuesday night against the San Antonio Spurs. Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro is making no such guarantees... The Clippers flew straight to Texas from Memphis on Sunday night, leaving them little time to savor one of the biggest wins in the woeful 41-year history of the franchise. Never had the Clippers won a Game 7 before Sunday, and this marks only the third time they've advanced to the second round of the playoffs. Then there are the Spurs. Few things about the No. 1 seed in the West could be more different than the Clippers, and not just in terms of franchise history. While the worn-out Clippers are facing their sixth game in 11 days, the Spurs haven't played for eight days since sweeping Utah in the first round.