The Golden State Warriors are still searching for their way out of a dark tunnel. Will they finally end their winless drought this Wednesday against the Los Angeles Clippers, who have been on the rise of late? Or, will the Clippers even their regular-season series up versus Golden State?
Catch this game live on Wednesday, March 9, at 11 AM, Manila time.
Away: Los Angeles Clippers (34-32 /15-18 on the road)
Projected Starting Five:
- PG: Reggie Jackson
- SG: Terance Mann
- SF: Marcus Morris Jr.
- PF: Nicolas Batum
- C: Ivica Zubac
The Clippers finally cooled off after a five-game win streak that pushed them well over .500. They had three wins against the Houston Rockets and two over the Los Angeles Lakers during that unbeaten streak before falling prey to the New York Knicks at home on Monday, 116-93. Despite that loss, the Clippers must still feel very good about themselves, in large part because they have gone 7-2 straight up in their last nine games. They also made their spread backers happy, having gone 7-2 as well against the spread in that same span. The Clippers are being kept afloat by the bold play of the likes of Reggie Jackson, Marcus Morris Sr., and Terance Mann and their defense.
Jackson only had 10 points on a salty 4/18 shooting against the Knicks, but that’s not going to stop him from trying. He had 19 points on 8/17 shooting in the Clippers’ 110-104 February win at home over the Warriors. Mann had 25 points on 11/17 shooting in the same game. Given the current form of the Warriors, Los Angeles is definitely seeing a big opportunity to add to Golden State’s woes. The Clippers, who are allowing just 107.5 points per game this season, have held opponents to only 43.5 FG% in their last six outings.
Home: Golden State Warriors (43-22/26-7 at home)
Projected Starting Five:
- PG: Stephen Curry
- SG: Klay Thompson
- SF: Andrew Wiggins
- PF: Jonathan Kuminga
- C: Kevon Looney
The Warriors still couldn’t stop their bleeding. They are coming off a 131-124 road loss to the Denver Nuggets Tuesday and are now on a five-game losing skid. That being said, losing to Denver was not exactly a surprise. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins all sat the game out for rest purposes, which means that the trio will likely be on the floor this Wednesday versus the Clippers. Even though they skipped the Denver game, the Warriors still managed to score nearly 130 points and shot over 51 FG% while hitting 17 threes on 40 attempts.
Mose Moody and Jordan Poole had fun playing their roles as budget versions of Steph and Klay, as they combined for 62 points. They’re not going to get as many touches with Curry and Thompson back this Wednesday, but they should have all the confidence in the world when they come off the bench to face the Clippers. The Warriors won the first two meetings with LA this season, with Paul George still healthy. This time, the Clippers won’t have PG3 and even Norman Powell, which would make it harder for them to keep up with Golden State’s offense. The Warriors may be losing, but they are still scoring more than their season average of late. They have put up 113.6 points in their last five games.
Spread: Golden State gets its moxie back with a big win over the Clippers. Take Golden State to cover (-7).
Over/Under: Curry, Thompson, and Wiggins will have fresh legs in this game after taking a rest. They will be humming, while the Clippers do their part to get the total hit the Over (220.0).