Clippers coach Doc Rivers downplays his role, but there were two times when he nearly had a hand in unknowingly derailing what became a dynasty.
Despite being the No. 3 seed, Blake Griffin and the Clippers are being considered underdogs against the Spurs, a role the team "absolutely, 100 percent," embraces.
The Indiana Pacers have won a tiebreaker with the Utah Jazz, giving them slightly better odds at winning the draft lottery.
San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter participated in practice Friday, but the team was unsure if he will play in Sunday night's playoff series opener against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Tony Parker has been through enough battles in the playoffs to know what to expect against the Clippers in the first round.
NBA teams are taking rest more seriously than ever.
Dave Tuley and Erin Rynning detail how to bet the 2015 NBA playoffs, including Vegas rankings, best bets and picks for every series.
Our ESPN Forecast panel predicts which West teams will advance to Round 2.
Our experts weigh in with their predictions for the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
Three years after the Clippers and Spurs last met in the playoffs, Chris Paul believes L.A. is better suited for the matchup this time.
Bill Simmons, Jalen Rose, and Zach Lowe break down which teams in the playoffs have the highest "urgency level," all with the help of the rock band Foreigner.
Pelicans top Spurs 108-103 as Anthony Davis scores 31 with 13 rebounds
The Western Conference playoffs will be surely one to remember.
The Cleveland Cavaliers were considered longshots to win the NBA title last June. They now enter the playoffs as the favorites.
This season's Western Conference might be the best the game has ever seen. Want to reach the promised land? You'll have to survive the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
ESPN director of production analytics Ben Alamar breaks down why San Antonio's playoff experience helps close the gap between the Spurs and the Warriors.
Chris Broussard is looking forward to the matchup between the Spurs and Clippers in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
Who will win the West? 5-on-5 breaks down each first-round series and picks the conference champions.
He won't win Coach of the Year, but there is a guy in Houston who has worked some magic with an injury-riddled team, even if he has an MVP candidate.
The NBA's two hottest teams will face off in the first round of the playoffs, beginning on Sunday night in Los Angeles.
The "NBA Tonight" crew breaks down the first-round matchup between the Clippers and Spurs.
SportsCenter Highlight of the Night: Anthony Davis had 31 points and 13 rebounds in New Orleans' 108-103 win over San Antonio to clinch the eighth seed in the Western conference.
Anthony Davis had 31 points and 13 rebounds and the Pelicans earned their first playoff berth since 2011 with a 108-103 victory over the Spurs on Wednesday night.
What's at stake on the final day of the regular season? Here's a look.
New Orleans can make the playoffs for the for the first time since the 2010-11 season
Spurs @ Clippers
STAPLES Center - Mon 4/20