One of the 2014 NBA playoffs series that’s catching the attention of the masses is the one between the LA Clippers and the Golden State Warriors. Tonight, these intrastate rivals collide in Game 3 of their best-of-seven series, with TNT Sports and TNT Overtime handling TV and live streaming online duties respectively.
According to an NBA.com report on April 23, 2014, Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., will be the site for what should be a very heated and exciting affair. In Game 1, the sixth-seeded (1-1) Golden State Warriors caught Doc Rivers and the Clips napping and made them pay by stealing home-court advantage.
Wasting no time, the third-seeded (1-1) Los Angeles Clippers came by with a statement game, blowing out Golden State by 40 points. With the series tied at one win apiece, the ball is on the Warriors’ court, as Los Angeles senses the opportunity to regain home-court this evening in the East Bay.
Coincidentally, NBA oddsmakers agree with that notion, listing the Clippers as betting favorites to win Game 3 by a long-distance bucket. Las Vegas latest point spreads have Los Angeles at -3, Golden State at +3, and the OVER/UNDER tallying 213 total points.
In an April 24, 2014, piece by the LA Times, Josh Martin introduces a very interesting theory. His belief is that Mark Jackson needs to outcoach Rivers for the Warriors to take a 2-1 lead in this first-round series. However, to do so, 1988 NBA Rookie of the Year will have to find ways to be mimic his elder, who holds a significant advantage in terms of coaching experience.
“We got drilled,” said Jackson following a 138-98 shellacking at the hands of Rivers Clippers in Game 2. “We got thoroughly outplayed. Nothing you can do about that. This is on us.”
Can Jackson find a way to match Rivers stride-for-stride in what is sure to be a chess match between the two coaches? Don’t miss tonight’s NBA playoffs showdown between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors. Tune to TNT at the aforementioned TV start time to watch the national broadcast, or simply click on the (live stream) link provided above to view the action on a desktop and other Internet mobile devices.