Originally written May 18, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
SAN ANTONIO -- The red-hot San Antonio Spurs continued their winning ways, crushing the Los Angeles Clippers 105-88 Thursday at the AT&T Center for their 16th consecutive victory. The Spurs lead 2-0 in the Western Conference semifinals. Game 3 of the best-of-seven series is Saturday afternoon at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Five of San Antonio's six postseason victories have come by double digits. Tony Parker led all scorers with 22 points, and Tim Duncan continued his strong postseason with 20. The Clippers made several modest runs but were never able to seriously challenge San Antonio, as All-Star point guard Chris Paul struggled through another subpar outing. He had more fouls (three) than points (two) at halftime, and he finished with 10 points and eight turnovers. Paul, slowed by a strained right hip flexor, appeared to lose his composure on the third foul, deliberately lowering his shoulder into Parker's chest. Teammate Blake Griffin didn't help m...
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