Warriors (W-L): 18-20
Clippers (W-L): 17-20
Time: 1:00 PM PST
TV: FSN Bay Area
Radio: KNBR 1050
Happy Martin Luther King Day!! Today we have a matinee special against the Paper Clips. The Warriors struggled big time against the Pacific Division last season and the Clippers were no exception. The Clippers have taken 6 of the last 8 from the Warriors. If the Warriors are going to make the playoffs this season, this is a important time to send a message to the Clips and the rest of the Pacific Division.
On paper the Clips are a much better team than the Dubs (Can you believe they're trying so hard to trade Corey Maggette? He'd be the 3rd best player on the Warriors even if everyone were healthy.) and the Warriors have been blown out in three straight games to the Suns, the Magic, and the Heat. But today my friends is our lucky day. The gods are on our side. Clippers owner Donald Sterling is the kind of loser who won't have any luck on MLK Day (check out the Controversy section of his Wikipedia entry). The Warriors are destined to win this one.
Injuries aren't an excuse, especially with so many other teams in the league fielding the injury bug, so I won't even get into them. Let's just say don't be surprised if the Warriors only throw out the league minimum 8 guys for this game.
The Clips are astonishly one game behind the Dubs and are probably the most disappointing team in the league right now. Let's keep it that way.
Vegas Odds: Warriors by 3 (via Fox Sports 9:54pm PST)
- Warriors by 5
- Baron Davis collects 25 points and 11 dimes.
- Troy Murphy and Mike Dunleavy finally step up after Nellie's very public call for them to show up. (Boost that trade value!)
- Kelenna Azubuike and Matt Barnes score a combined 28 points.
- Elton Brand gets 20-10.
- Chris Kaman gets 12-12.
- Corey Maggette goes to the line at least 8 times.
- Sam Cassell gets E.T. to come to today's game in Oakland.
Don't forget to head on over to SBNation Clippers' blog Clips Nation to tell them how good looking Chris Kaman's new hairdo is!
Make sure to give us your predictions in the comments before tip off and post any comments you have during the game right here.
THROW UP A W!!
UPDATE: Definitely check out GSoM friend Tim Kawakami's 10 things I’m wondering about the stumbling Warriors today before this afternoon's game.
UPDATE 2: Live Box Score from Yahoo!
Stay tuned for the Recap!