The Los Angeles Clippers return home Saturday afternoon to face the red-hot San Antonio Spurs in a Western Conference showdown at Staples Center. Here are the relevant details of Saturday's contest:
Records: Clippers (19-9); Spurs (21-9)
Location: Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles
Time: 12:30 p.m. PST
TV: Prime Ticket
Offensive Efficiency: Clippers, 107.8 points per 100 possessions (fourth in NBA); Spurs, 107.0 (fifth)
Defensive Efficiency: Spurs, 101.8 (14th); Clippers, 104.5 (19th)
Home vs. Road: The Clippers are 11-3 at home this season and are 27-8 in their last 35 home games; the Spurs are 8-8 on the road this season, and Saturday is the sixth game of their nine-game rodeo road trip.
Going Streaking: The Spurs have won nine straight games to surge to the second best record in the Western Conference. The winner of Saturday's game will own the fourth best record in the NBA, behind the Chicago Bulls (25-7), Miami Heat (24-7), and Oklahoma City Thunder (23-7)
Bad History: The Clippers have lost 19 of their last 20 games to the Spurs, though they won their last meeting in Los Angeles. Last season, on December 1, 2010, the Clippers won 90-85, snapping an 18-game losing streak to the Spurs. Earlier this season, the Clippers lost 115-90 on December 28, extending their losing streak in San Antonio to 17 games.
Chairmen of the Boards: The Clippers have outrebounded their opponents by an average of 48-36 over their last five games, and overall have had more rebounds than their opponents in eight straight contests.
20-10 Man: Blake Griffin had 21 points and 14 rebounds on Thursday in Portland, his 13th game with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds this season. Since the beginning of the 2010-2011 season, Griffin has 60 such games, second only to the 62 by Kevin Love.
Man of Steal: Chris Paul has recorded at least one steal in at least 32 straight games, the longest streak in the NBA.
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