San Antonio Spurs Fall Short in Shootout vs Los Angeles Clippers

By Jay Desai

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The San Antonio Spurs fell to 2-2 on their rodeo road trip on Thursday night, falling to the Los Angeles Clippers 119-115.

Both teams played each other closely in the high-scoring affair as neither was able to build a double-digit advantage throughout the game.

February 19, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward

Tim Duncan

(21) dunks to score a basket against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Spurs only trailed by two points entering the fourth quarter, however, they were unable to take the lead in the final period, ultimately leading to their defeat.

Both San Antonio and Los Angeles shot the ball well in this one with the Spurs connecting on 51.2% of their field goal attempts and the Clippers hitting 54.5% of their shots.

The three-point shot was also going well for both sides. San Antonio finished 10-of-28 from behind the arc while the Clippers went 8-of-19 from distance.

The Spurs extraordinary passing was on display as well as San Antonio recorded 34 assists on the night. The Clippers were also not too shabby in the ball movement department, gathering 26 assists.

Much like many of the categories on the night, the rebounding battle was also tightly contested with Los Angeles just edging out San Antonio 43-38.

The Clippers offensive attack has spearheaded by the three-headed monster of DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul, and Jamal Crawford.

Jordan finished with a monster double-double 26 points, 18 rebounds, while Paul put his full passing ability on display, 16 assists along with 22 points. Crawford was also good with 26 points off the bench.

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The Spurs were led by a vintage Tim Duncan who had 30 points and 11 rebounds on the night. Tony Parker had a turning back the clock kind of night as well, 21 points and 13 assists.

With the loss, San Antonio fell to 34-20 on the season. Los Angeles improved to 36-19 with the win.

The Spurs will have to have short memory following this loss however as they are scheduled to play the Golden State Warriors tonight at 9:30 p.m. CT.

What do you think about San Antonio’s loss? What could the Spurs have done differently to come away with the win? Let us know in the comments!