Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/20/12
SAN ANTONIO -- With the attention in Los Angeles always on the Lakers, the Los Angeles Clippers are used to playing second fiddle to the purple and gold. If the Clippers have their way, though, it might not stay that way for long. "We're hungry," Clippers forward Matt Barnes said. "The talk of the town, in our town, is always the Lakers. We feel we have just as good a team as anyone in the league." They proved it again Monday. Blake Griffin scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Clippers to a 92-87 win over the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center in the opener of a four-game road trip. The Clippers, who led the whole second half, let the Spurs back in when Manu Ginobili's driving layup made the score 89-87 with 1:26. However, Chris Paul hit a turnaround jumper with 24 seconds to go, and then Eric Bledsoe connected on a free throw to give Los Angeles enough margin for the win. "Yeah, yeah I wanted to shoot," Paul said of his crucial shot. "I just need...
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