The 2014 NBA live stream and televised games schedule brings a matchup of potential East and West playoff teams to Charlotte on Wednesday night. It will be Blake Griffin and the Clippers paying a visit to Al Jefferson and the Bobcats (soon to be Hornets). Both teams currently rank among the top eight for their respective conferences, with Charlotte fighting to hold onto a spot in the East after losing guard Kemba Walker to injury. The latest televised and live stream NBA action on Wednesday will be televised on various stations and available through NBA's League Pass services.
An ESPN.com report from Jan. 21 notes that Wednesday night's game features two teams with sidelined point guards. Chris Paul is out for the Clippers with a separated shoulder, while Kemba Walker is out for the Bobcats due to a recently-sprained ankle. In the absence of these star playmakers, several of the game's big men have been stepping up to carry the load for their teams. They include two of the league's top dunkers for L.A., as well as the Bobcats' prized offseason acquisition.
In the case of the Clippers, it's been All-Star forward Blake Griffin and teammate DeAndre Jordan, who are among the league leaders in dunks. Griffin is currently tenth in the league in scoring with 22.5 points per game. Jordan ranks first overall in field goal percentage with almost 64% of his shots going through the hoop, something that tends to happen when a player dunks often. Jordan has also been big in the rebounding category with 13.7 a game to lead the league, while also swatting 2.51 shots away per game, good for third best overall. Griffin is ranking eleventh in rebounds with about 10 boards per game.
For the Bobcats, they are one of the teams fighting to stay relevant to the Eastern Conference playoff picture. They've been switching in and out of the eighth spot, although there's still more than half a season to go. The loss of Walker is expected to be for about 10 to 14 days with his ankle injury. Filling the void will be guards Gerald Henderson and Ramon Sessions, while big man Al Jefferson has been a double-double monster down low. Jefferson recorded one of them in just the first quarter the previous game on Monday night against the Raptors, with 10 points and 10 boards. He'll need to work extra hard against the likes of Griffin and Jordan on Wednesday night.
The Clippers enter this game as favorites. As of Tuesday night, Vegas Insider had them as 6-point favorites at various books. Los Angeles first opened as 4-1/2 point favorites. The over/under points total for the game is set at about 200 points, after opening at 196 1/2 points. As noted, guards Kemba Walker and Chris Paul are both listed as out for this game in Charlotte.
Wednesday night's Clippers vs. Bobcats game in Charlotte has a scheduled start time of 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The home team coverage will be made available on TSOH, while away team TV coverage will be on FSW2 for cable or satellite television viewers. Additionally, NBA League Pass will allow viewers to watch the game on their respective pay-per-view channel, or those with the mobile/broadband subscription services can watch the game live streaming online as it takes place.