Clippers must knock out defending champion Spurs in playoffs' first round

The San Antonio Spurs have found themselves in the sixth spot in the West with a meeting against the Los Angeles Clippers this Sunday. While this wasn't the plan (hopefully), the Spurs welcome the challenge and there is a 

The seeding situation in the Western Conference is complex. Let's try to make it simple by running through the scenarios that could land the Spurs second, third, fifth or sixth in the West.

With the Spurs losing and Memphis Grizzlies winning, San Antonio fell to the sixth seed to set up an intriguing matchup against the third-seeded Los Angeles Clippers. Here are all the first-round matchups. The dates, times 

The Spurs know what they're facing at this time of year, they've been there/done this and coach Gregg Popovich has his team rested, prepared and peaking. Two months is a long time to maintain a peak but — aside from the 

If the Clippers were to beat the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs, they would still need 12 more victories to win an NBA title. It would only seem like they were so much closer. The Spurs have become the silver-and-black standard