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Former Detroit Pistons player Isiah Thomas joined Nick Wright and Cris Carter to talk about the Lakers-Clippers rivalry and which team is more likely to make the Finals run:

“The Clippers are more set up to make a Finals run than the Lakers. They have one of the genius coaches sitting on the bench. If Popovich is the best coach in the NBA, then Doc Rivers is the 2nd-best.

When you’re looking at Patrick Beverley, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George out on the perimeter, you arguably have the three best defensive players in the game. And with Doc’s mindset, the Clippers are set up to win,” Thomas said.