Magic Johnson picks Clippers to play Warriors in WCF
Magic Johnson after one game, picks the Los Angeles Clippers over the San Antonio Spurs to meet the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals.
It was a scene that the San Antonio faithful are not used to seeing at the AT&T Center, and that is their Spurs taking a beat-down against the Clippers. But for Magic Johnson, that is all he needed.
Though it was one game, and a convincing win for the Clippers, these two teams will meet against one another three more times this season.
The Clippers blew out the Spurs in S.A. last night 116-92. I’m picking the Clippers to play the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) November 6, 2016
Los Angeles went into the AT&T Center, a place which the Spurs went 40-1 last season, and completely took the game over after San Antonio jumped off to a 8-0 start.
After their jumpstart, San Antonio went cold from the field and the Clippers, well they heated up and never looked back.
No surprise on whom everyone expects to be in the Western Conference Finals and possibly the Finals, the Golden State Warriors, but the team they have to go through to get there, as Johnson states, is the Clippers.
One game against the Spurs and the Clippers did look unstoppable. Blake Griffin showed his array of skills and Chris Paul controlled the flow of the game.
No excuses are being made for the Spurs. They started off their 2016-17 campaign on the road, and they were on a second night of a back-to-back against the Clippers. They were also completing their seventh game in 12 nights.
Not to take anything away from what the Clippers accomplished by any means. They came out did what they needed to do, in a place where the Spurs had so much success over the years.
To base a prediction off of one win though is absurd. There is still a lot of basketball left. Johnson is basing his pick on one game. Clippers will hit their wall that they do each year.
What are your thoughts Spurs fans? Do you agree with Johnson’s prediction?