SAN ANTONIO It looked reckless, this shot Tim Duncan took. It looked awkward and flailing. It looked like he was hoping for a bailout call. It looked like it had no chance.
It looked a lot like something Blake Griffin would do, actually.
Except Duncan made it.
Duncan's sloppy falling layupy thing came with about six minutes left in the San Antonio Spurs' 108-92 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in game one of the second round of the NBA's Western Conference playoffs Tuesday in San Antonio. It gave Duncan two of his 26 points. He also had 10 rebounds and he was 12-for-20 from the floor, leading a Spurs offense that shot 49 percent, made 13 3-pointers had the Clippers marveling at its balance.
"He's the anchor," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said.
Duncan was the superior four-man in the game, and how many times has that been true? Someday there will be a transition, one of those proverbial torch passings, and some other power forward will become the best in the Western Conferen...