The Clippers and Spurs is a series worthy of the NBA Conference finals. These are the second and third best teams in the West, two of the top five teams in all the NBA.
And they square off in the first round. But sure, the playoff format system is just fine.
Jenna Corrado and I discuss what will decide this bloodbath of a series, one that likely goes six games at least. I just think Doc Rivers the GM has tied the hands of Doc Rivers the coach too much — the Spurs versatility and depth gives Gregg Popovich more options. He’s got more pieces on the chess board to move around.
But execution will be key, and with Chris Paul at the helm of a desperate Clipper team, they could pull off the upset.