It was the Tim Duncan and Patty Mills show on Wednesday night. The Spurs were in control most of the night but the Clippers stormed back.
April 22, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) controls the ball against Los Angeles Clippers centerDeAndre Jordan
(6) during the first half in game two of the first round of the NBA Playoffs. at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
With just over 6 minutes to play in the fourth quarter the Spurs went up 10, then they went to the hack-a-DeAndre Jordan. Jordan shot 4-12 free-throws in the final period. While the numbers indicate that the Spurs did the right thing it wasn’t. The Spurs quickly got out of rhythm and let the Clippers crawl within two points with under 3 minutes to play.
The Spurs went over 3 minutes without scoring before Boris Diaw connected on a two pointer with just under 3:30 to play. The Clippers and Spurs traded baskets the rest of the way, but it was the Clippers that were in position to win the game surprisingly.
The Clippers were up two with under 30 seconds to play before Blake Griffin turned it over leading to Mills getting fouled. Mills calmly went to the line and knocked down the 2 free-throws with eight seconds to play. Chris Paul missed a shot with under two seconds to play with the game tied at 94.
In OT it was all Spurs as they went up 6 with just under a minute to play before J.J. Redick and Chris Paul hit two incredibly difficult threes to make things interesting. The Clippers last opportunity came with about 15 seconds to play when Redick missed a three to tie the game.
Mills was huge in overtime, as he had 8 of his 18 points. Duncan finished with 28 points and 11 rebounds.
The Spurs played the overtime session without Tony Parker, who exited the game with an achilles injury. He was ineffective for the second straight game, as he had 1 point (0-6 fg) in 30 minutes. They also played OT without Manu Ginobili who fouled out in the fourth quarter.
The key in the game was the shooting, the Spurs made 46% of their field goals, while the Clippers made 42%.
Blake Griffin was tremendous for the Clippers despite a few late turnovers. He finished with 29 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists. Paul had 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Now that the game has concluded, we have highlights from the Spurs-Clippers game! Check out the San Antonio Spurs video highlights below from NBA Game Recap YouTube channel and let us know what you think about them in the comments section below!