San Antonio Spurs outlast the Clippers 96-86
LOS ANGELES – The end result may have been the same but the manner in which the Clippers were beat varied greatly from the first two games of their semifinals series with the San Antonio Spurs.
Coming out of the shoot ,the Clippers were clearly in control and they even took a 10-point lead into the locker room at the half.
Blake Griffin especially played closer to his regular season form versus the battered and bruised edition that started this series off.
The Spurs countered Griffin and his 28 points and 16 rebounds with Tim Duncan’s 19 points and 13 rebounds.
The numbers individually favor Griffin however 11 of Duncan’s 19 points were tendered in the second half as part of the Spurs comeback effort.
The Spurs were paced by Tony Parker who had 23 points and 10 assists. His double-double by far showed up the Clippers Chris Paul who only put together 12 points and shot 5-of-17.
The Spurs can eliminate the Clippers in a sweep on Sunday. In doing so, they will buy themselves at least a couple of days rest as the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers fight for a spot in the Western Conference finals.