The Spurs are now the number one overall seed in the playoffs since the Chicago Bulls were eliminated. San Antonio has been down right dominant and hardly anyone realizes have thorough they've been in destroying the opposition. Dig this: the Spurs are 42-7 since January 29 and have had three separate win streaks of 10 or more games including their current 14 game win streak. Tough. However, the Clippers happened to inflict one of those seven losses in the form of a 120-108 beatdown. Tony Parker didn't play though, so there's that. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are hobbled and are coming off of a seven game series while the Spurs are refreshed after sweeping the Jazz.
Here are the second round West matchups (series breakdown in parenthesis)
1 San Antonio Spurs. (SAS won 2-1)
4 Los Angeles Clippers
2 Oklahoma City Thunder. (OKC won 2-1)
3 Los Angeles Lakers
The Thunder finally get a chance to exact revenge onthe Lakers after being ousted in six games by the Lakers in 2010. The tables will be turned as the younger legs of OKC race past the gray heads of the Lakers. The Lakers will get one for Kobe's pride, but that's all I'm giving them.
One versus two in the Western Conference Finals.