Los Angeles Clippers
The Miami Heat were on the court at the crack of dawn Miami time, but in prime time in Beijing where they took on the Los Angeles Clippers in an exhibition game.
The Miami Heat lost game one of the preseason this weekend and followed that up with a 14.5 hour plane ride to China Monday to prepare for the NBA China Games against the Los Angeles Clippers over the next week.
LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis are among those expected to play for Miami on Sunday when the reigning NBA champion Heat make their preseason debut against the Atlanta Hawks.
The Miami Heat are heading to China. Heat management announced Monday that the team would play the Los Angeles Clippers in Beijing on October 11th and in Shanghai on October 14th.
Free agent shooting guard Ray Allen still hasn’t agreed to a contract to join the Miami Heat and has left Miami, according to ESPN.com.
The San Antonio Spurs mowed down another opponent, using their guile under pressure to close out another perfect playoff series. Tim Duncan scored 21 points, Tony Parker added 17 and the Spurs beat the Los Angeles Clippers 102-99 on Sunday night to win their second-round matchup 4-0 and advance to the Western Conference finals.
Tim Duncan scored 19 points, helping engineer a 24-0 run in the third quarter after the Spurs trailed by 24 points, and San Antonio defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 96-86 on Saturday to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their second-round playoff series.
Tony Parker scored 22 points on his 30th birthday, Tim Duncan had 18 and the San Antonio Spurs beat the fading Los Angeles Clippers 105-88 on Thursday night, pushing their winning streak to 16 and taking a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.
Tim Duncan had 26 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs, recharged after a weeklong layoff, wore down the busy Los Angeles Clippers to win Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals series, 108-92 on Tuesday night.
The first round of the NBA Playoffs has come to a close for the Western Conference, and the teams vying to make it into the conference finals are ready for battle. Let’s take a look at the Western Conference semifinal matchups to give you insight into who we think will come out on top.