Although the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers are both among basketball’s elite, as reflected by their NBA odds, the similarities stop there. This Thursday, in a rematch of their Western Conference semifinal series last spring, the two contenders will look to establish themselves as the championship material.
In that fateful second-round matchup last May, it was the veteran Spurs coming out on top in a four-game sweep. This year, however, the two franchises are nearly equal on the NBA futures.
Can San Antonio (13/2) prove that they have enough in the tank to win another ring? Can the Clippers (15/2) show that they’re ready to take the next step toward the Larry O’Brien trophy?