The San Antonio Spurs evened the series at 1-1 with a 111-107 win in overtime against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Despite having control for most of the fourth quarter it was the Spurs that were in trouble late in the fourth quarter. The Spurs trailed two with under 30 seconds to play when Blake Griffin turned the ball over, leading to Patty Mills drawing a foul with about 8 seconds. Mills calmly knocked down the pair of free-throws and Chris Paul missed a difficult jumper with a second to wind the game.
In overtime the Spurs took control as they went up 6 with just under a minute to play. Chris Paul and J.J. Redick hit a pair of difficult threes to make things interesting but the Spurs prevailed.
Check out our grades below!Tony Parker
struggled for the second straight game in the series. He finished with 1 point on 0-6 field goals in 30 minutes. On a positive note he did finish with 5 assists without committing a turnover, but that won’t make up for his poor display on offense.Danny Green
hit a few timely shots after a poor game one. He went 3-6 from the field (3-4 threes) finishing with 9 points. The reason he gets a “C+” grade is because he only had 1 rebound in the 29 minutes he played. He did play terrific defense onMatt Barnes
in stretches, who went 1-10 from the field.Kawhi Leonard
seems to play his best basketball in the postseason. He finished with 23 points on 9-16 from the field. He also added 9 rebounds and 3 assists. It seems surprising that he only had 1 steal.Tim Duncan
was vintage “Timmy” in this one. He finished with 28 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Early on Duncan was unstoppable as he started 10-11 from the field. He cooled off down the stretch but he still went 14-23 and most importantly played 44 minutes.Tiago Splitter
did a terrific job of rebounding while he was on the floor, as he had 7 rebounds in 19 minutes. He was a non-factor on offense as he shot 0-1 from the field.
The Spurs bench was magnificent in game two. Patty Mills andBoris Diaw
were keys to the Spurs win. Mills had 8 of his 18 points in the overtime period and made timely threes. Diaw had 12 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists in 37 minutes.Manu Ginobili
had 9 points apiece. The Spurs bench finished with 48 points.