Wednesday was a day of truly surprising games. Not only did the Houston Rockets [6-12] beat the L.A. Lakers [13-6], but the L.A. Clippers took a win against the San Antonio Spurs as well. Winning against tough teams appears to be the Clippers M.O. this year. Though they have a 4-15 total record with 0-8 on the road, this team has beaten two of the NBA’s best teams –the Spurs and the New Orleans Hornets. Since L.A. obviously has the talent to do so, perhaps their problem is simply consistency. If they could play like they did yesterday in all of their games, they would be at the top of the Southwest Division instead of the bottom. The Clippers took this match-up with a final score of 90-85 after regulation time. Basketball lines.
The Clippers made a hard case throughout the entire game, staying ahead of the Spurs in three of the four quarters. They improved to 4-15 with this win, which is still the worst record in the league. However, they gave their loyal fans a promising game on many fronts. This team was strong on the offense, even against a sturdy San Antonio defense. Player of the game Blake Griffin was good for an amazing 31 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists, while Eric Gordon had 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 turnovers. Previously injured Baron Davis brought 7 points, 10 assists and 4 turnovers in his 24 minute return. This was the first game he had played in since hurting his knee 10 weeks ago. Basketball betting lines. All in all, this team delivered a truly amazing game.
With this loss, the Spurs brought an end to their previously 8-0 road record. San Antonio just looked worn out in this match-up. Perhaps it was the fact that they had already played to hard games this week. Perhaps it was that they let their guard down, as the Clippers had not beaten them since March of 2006. Perhaps it was that L.A. had the home team advantage. Whatever the reason, they finished their club series this year with a loss. Betting lines. The Spurs had a chance to get one foot in, they just could not. Maybe they will have better luck at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. Follow and see if they turn it back around at www.scoresandodds.com, home of the best online betting information.