Los Angeles Clippers might have lost their last match against Indian Pacers but they have already picked some huge victories this season against top sides like Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers. When a team defeats such quality oppositions, it shows that they are a strong team, and they can further strengthen their position by defeating Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on Wednesday.
The task is not going to be an easy one for the Clippers, but not impossible as well. They currently lie at the third place in the western conference with 16 wins. The Clippers have earned most of those wins with stars like JJ Reddick, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin shining.
These stars are splendid players, who can change the course of the game with their individual skills. Griffin, who can play a powerful game, has an average of 21.1 ppg this season, followed by Paul with 17.8.
Make no mistake the Warriors are the team to beat this season, and like last season Clippers will hope to challenge their opponents to the hilt. The Warriors are also aware that they need to be strong on all sides of the floor to script a win. A small mistake here or there could prove to be a risky affair.
The Clippers have a solid team offensively as well, but then they have not faced the might of Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. The trio has been incredible this season already, and Thompson comes into this clash with immense confidence, scoring 60 points against the Indiana Pacers.
Even if one of the trio stands tall against the Clippers, it is going to be difficult to stop the Warriors from winning. With Durant and Curry developing a greater understanding every time, they are only going from strength to strength, and one wonders how dominant a team can they be after some matches with their chemistry fully developed.
The Warriors are looking for their third straight game, and also the 19th win of the season. The match will be a close encounter and an interesting watch if the key stars of both teams shine in Los Angeles.
Where to watch live
Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors is set to begin at 10:30 pm ET ( 3:30 am GMT, 9 am IST next day). Live Streaming and TV guide for the NBA match is below.
India: TV: Sony Six/HD. Live Streaming:Sonyliv
USA:ESPN. Live streaming:Watch ESPN
UK: TV: BT Sport. Live Streaming: Watch BT Sport
Australia TV: ESPN