Just in case anyone was curious, tonight's game will not be played on top of an ice rink. Instead, the Golden State Warriors (2-3) will play the Los Angeles Clippers (1-4) tonight at the Staples Center in ESPN's first broadcast of an NBA game this season. Opening tip will be at 7:30 p.m. PST and the usual crew of Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson will be on hand to make the call.
The Warriors and Clippers rivalry is well documented thanks to scuffling on the court and bad mouthing off it. While there are no lines for tonight's game there is still one thing viewers can bet on: ESPN having their hype machine in mid-season form. I expect all of Glenn's cool offseason stories about the Warriors being lucky during their championship run to be painstakingly dissected in tonight's broadcast.
The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers are the best rivalry in the NBA today. ESPN helped to create this beast and will continue to build upon it.
The Warriors finished 2-2 against the spread (ATS) in their four matchups against the Clippers last season. The UNDER was 3-1 in those four games with an average total of 208 points. Golden State is 11-8 on the money line over the last three seasons against the Clippers via TeamRankings.com
There are no lines for tonight's game.
Who: Golden State Warriors (2-3) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (1-4)