Last night, the San Antonio Spurs knocked off the Los Angeles Clippers 102-99, completing the Spurs 2nd consecutive sweep of this playoffs. Two thoughts come to mind right away: the Spurs are good. Like…really good. They aren’t the sexy pick, but they just get it done, and it seems like this core group of veterans has one more title run in them. The other thought is that the Clippers have a very bright future. This was Blake Griffin’s 2nd full year in the league, and the progress in his game has been nothing short of amazing. Coming into the NBA, Griffin was simply a highlight machine. He didn’t have a mid-range jumper, and his defense was suspect at best. His progression has truly been amazing, and last night, Griffin showed us one mroe times this year what he can do, when he flew from the paint over Tim Duncan for one more play of the day.
What are your thoughts on the Clippers going into next year? And are the Spurs the favorite this year? Let us know in the comments!