Golden State Warriors Open Postseason At L.A. Clippers Saturday Afternoon
UPDATED 4/16/14, 10:18 p.m. PDT
The Golden State Warriors, the sixth seed in the Western Conference for the second straight season, will open the 2014 NBA Playoffs on Saturday afternoon against the No. 3-seeded Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Game time is 12:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ABC. (per CBSSports.com)
Here’s a look at the entire schedule for the series:
- Game 1: Saturday at Los Angeles, 12:30 p.m. (ABC)
- Game 2: Monday at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. (TNT)
- Game 3: April 24 at Oakland, 7:30 p.m. (TNT)
- Game 4: April 27 at Oakland, 12:30 p.m. (ABC)
- x-Game 5: April 29 at Los Angeles, TBD
- x-Game 6: May 1 at Oakland, TBD
- x-Game 7: May 3 at Los Angeles, TBD (TNT)
- x-if necessary
The Warriors and Clippers split their four regular season meetings, with each team winning twice at home. The Clippers won 126-115 on Oct. 31 and 111-98 on March 12 at Staples Center. Golden State posted wins of 105-103 on Christmas night and 111-92 on Jan. 30 at Oracle Arena.
In the head-to-head matchup, the Warriors shot 46.8 percent from the floor and 41.4 percent from 3-point range, averaging 107.3 points per game.
The Clippers shot 47.3 percent overall and 33 percent from deep in the four games, averaging 108 points per game.
Stephen Curry was Golden State’s leading scorer in the four games, averaging 22 points per game, with David Lee right behind at 21.8. Klay Thompson averaged 18.8 per game.
Curry was a 52.5 percent shooter overall with a sizzling 58.6 percent mark from 3-point range while also averaging 9.5 points per game.
Where the series could be lost is on the glass. Andrew Bogut averaged a team-high 10.8 rebounds per game for the Warriors against the Clippers, but he is out indefinitely with a fractured rib.
Against Golden State, Chris Paul averaged 28 points and 12.7 assists in the three games he played and Blake Griffin averaged 25 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. DeAndre Jordan wreaked havoc in the middle, averaging 10.3 points, 15.3 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in the four meetings.