The 2014 NBA playoffs live stream and TV coverage officially gets underway Saturday with four games on the schedule including the Golden State Warriors taking on the LA Clippers. This match-up of two powerhouses out of the Western Conference could be one of the best NBA live streaming opening round series in the entire playoffs, but it wasn't long ago that these two teams were far from playoff contenders.
According to an ESPN report on April 18, the Clippers and Warriors don't care for each other these days. They have had several run-ins with one another during the 2013-14 season, including the not so nice Christmas game when Blake Griffin was elbowed by Warriors forward Draymond Green.
The Clippers and Warriors played each other four times during the regular season with each team winning twice. They both have great records at home and both of their rosters are full of young talented stars. The Clippers have Jamal Crawford, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin while the Warriors counter with Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala.
With two evenly matched teams, what could be the x-factor that puts one squad ahead of the other? In this series it's hard to tell. This best-of-seven match-up has seven games written all over it. The difference may be home court.
The Clippers had one of the best records at home at 34-7. If they hold serve, they should slide by to Round 2 but it won't be easy.
Las Vegas odds makers have the Clippers as a 6 point favorite with the over under number set at 211. That number seems high for a playoff game, but these two teams love to run. The Clippers are the favorite to win the series at -220 with the comeback on Golden State set at +150.
Fans can catch all of the cation for the Warriors vs Clippers on ABC nationally and streaming live online through ESPN3 beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET.