Los Angeles Clippers (48-34) @ Golden State Warriors (57-25)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 15, 2019, 10:30PM ET (ORACLE Arena)
Lines and Odds: Golden State Warriors (-13.5), Over/Under: 234
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In this Western conference first round matchup, the Los Angeles Clippers will attempt to put up a better fight against the Golden State Warriors in game 2 at Oakland. In their last matchup on Saturday, the champs cruised to a 121-104 victory, while attaining the under by 10 points.
The Los Angeles Clippers are currently the eighth seed in the Western conference, facing off against the league’s best in a highly one-sided affair once again on the road. In Saturday’s loss, Montrezl Harrell scored 26 points and Lou Williams scored 25 points off the bench, while Patrick Beverley, who was ejected after his altercation with Kevin Durant, only scored 3 points from 1/7 shooting, with 7 assists and 7 rebounds. In addition to this, the coach Doc Rivers and Lou Williams were also cost technicals after their complaints on the referees not calling any fouls their way. Statistically it was a horrendous night, moreover, as the Clippers only shot 2/10 from deep in the first half and only 13 assists. Three main starters, Landry Shamet, Ivica Zubac and Beverley each had three points or fewer. Main reserves Harrell and Williams lead the Clippers in every statistical category, as Lou scored 20.0 PPG and 5.4 APG while shooting 42.5 FG%, as Harrell rebounds a team-high 6.5 RPG.
The Golden State Warriors are currently first seed in the West coming in as heavy favorites to three-peat as champions. In Saturday’s win, Stephen Curry scored a game-high 38 points on an efficient 11/16 shooting, while attaining a career-high 15 rebounds and a team-high 7 assists. Kevin Durant got ejected late in the fourth quarter after his clash with Beverley leading to a double-technical. In a historical context, Curry shot 8/12 from beyond the arc which allowed him to pass Ray Allen in career post-season threes. Draymond Green was a surprising scorer in the stat sheet, with 17 points with 7 assists and 7 rebounds. There weren’t mistakes, however, as the Warriors gave away 21 turnovers against one of the league’s worst defenses, but it was enough to extend their winning streak to the 7 games.
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The total has gone OVER in 10 of LA Clippers’s last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of LA Clippers’s last 24 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Clippers’s last 12 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Golden State’s last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Golden State’s last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Golden State’s last 12 games when playing LA Clippers
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Game 1 was more of a defensive showcase for the Warriors, with 15 blocks. Demarcus Cousins only played 21 minutes, as he got fouled out early before making an offensive impact. This forced Draymond Green to play a center role and guard top scorer Montrezl Harrell. Golden State shouldn’t replicate their 21 turnovers from game 1, which should increase the scoring significantly. Compounding that with recent history, going with the over seems to not disappoint.