It’s a place the Clippers would like to be. That would mean avoiding a potential showdown with Golden State in the second round of the playoffs. Instead, they would take on San Antonio, assuming the No. 2 Spurs (50-9) don’t somehow catch the No. 1 Warriors, who took a record of 53-5 into their game Tuesday against Atlanta.“We feel like we can beat good teams,” said Redick, whose team is 22-7 without the injured Blake Griffin. “We’ve done that in the past. We’ve beaten some good teams without Blake.”Included therein was a 105-86 victory over San Antonio on Feb. 18 at Staples Center.“Certainly, our record against the top three in each conference isn’t great, but we’ve been in games and had opportunities and so, you know, if we win Wednesday, it would be great,” Redick said. “But again, it’s one game. We have those guys three times this month, so we’ll have multiple opportunities to play them.”The Clippers are a combined 1-5 against Golden State, San Antonio and Oklahoma City. The Clippers are 0-4 against Cleveland, Toronto and Boston — the top three teams in the East. Clippers coach Doc Rivers, speaking Monday after the Clippers beat the Brooklyn Nets 105-95, intimated he’s expecting a hotly contested time Wednesday.“It should be a good game,” he said. “I mean, I’m going to go watch some tape. You know, I got to watch the Golden State-Oklahoma City game again today and I’ll watch it again; it’s a great game to watch, actually. I’m just having fun watching the game.“So they’re a great basketball team. They have two of the top five players (Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant) on the same team and they have great role players. And (coach) Billy Donovan is doing a terrific job with them, so we just have to be ready for them.”The game Rivers was referring to was Golden State’s 121-118 overtime victory at Oklahoma City on Saturday.Durant averages 27.9 points and 8.1 rebounds for the Thunder. Westbrook averages 24.3 points, 10.3 assists and 2.2 steals.The Thunder (42-18) defeated the Clippers, 100-99 ,on Dec. 21 at Staples Center with Griffin in the lineup. The teams play again March 9 and March 31 at OKC.Jeff Green chimes inForward Jeff Green will get his first taste of Clippers-Thunder after coming to the Clippers from Memphis at the trade deadline for Lance Stephenson and a future draft pick.He can’t wait.“It will be fun,” said Green, who played for the Thunder from 2008-2011. “It will be very entertaining. We are going to go out and do what we need to win.”Steve Ballmer dunkClippers owner Steve Ballmer unveiled the team’s new mascot — Chuck the Condor — at halftime Monday. Ballmer also promised fans in attendance they’d all get free Chuck Taylor sneakers if he could dunk off a trampoline.He did, and Green liked that a lot.“It is pretty awesome,” Green said. “It is great that (Ballmer) is a guy who can get out and connect with the fans.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error J.J. Redick was matter of fact — almost — when asked what a victory over Oklahoma City on Wednesday night at Staples Center would do for the Clippers.“It would move us within one game of Oklahoma City for third place,” the Clippers shooting guard said.He was close.If the Clippers (39-20) do emerge victorious after their 7:30 p.m. contest (on ESPN), they will be within 1 1/2 games of the Thunder for the third spot in the Western Conference standings.