Aside from the constant refrain of whether the
The Clippers have two All-Stars in point guard
The Warriors have a dynamic young backcourt of All-Star point guard
In the regular season, the Clippers led the league in scoring (107.9 points per game) and the Warriors were 10th (104.3). The Clippers ranked third in field-goal percentage (47.4%), the Warriors ninth (46.2%). The Warriors were fourth in three-point field-goal percentage (38%), while the Clippers had the league's top defense against three-point shots, holding teams to 33.2% shooting.
And the teams split the season series, 2-2.
"I think we're two similar teams that historically have been toward the bottom and have a chance to fight for a title now," Clippers forward
Here's a look at the matchup between the Clippers and Warriors:
GUARDS: Paul and
FORWARDS: Griffin and Matt Barnes versus
BENCH: The Clippers have one of the best benches in the league with
INTANGIBLES: The team that won the rebounding battle won each game as the Clippers and Warriors split the four-game series. The Clippers turned the ball over just 13.3 times per game, sixth-best in the league this season, while the Warriors turned the ball over 14.9 times per game.
PICK: Clippers in six games.