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Tony Parker scored 22 points on his 30th birthday, Tim Duncan had 18 and the San Antonio Spurs beat the fading Los Angeles Clippers 105-88 on Thursday night, pushing their winning streak to 16 and taking a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.
Chris Paul responded to his awful Game 1 with only a slightly better encore, scoring 10 points as the Clippers now head home desperate to steer out of what's starting to get the feel of a sweep.
Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 20 points. His plan to manage his ailing knee so the All-Star would have enough steam for the fourth proved moot, as both teams emptied their benches with another Spurs blowout assured.
Game 3 is Saturday night in Los Angeles.
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If the Los Angeles Clippers are trying to take Tony Parker out in this series, they're not doing a very good job. The San Antonio Spurs' point guard dished out 11 assists in Game 1 and scored 22 in Game 2. San Antonio also happens to lead the Western Conference semifinals 2-0, with the best-of-seven shifting to Los Angeles for the next two games, beginning Saturday. The...
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...
Experience: Other teams may have bigger names and more current superstars, but no threesome in the NBA have had as much success as the Spurs trio of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker. Duncan and Parker have won three titles together, while Ginobili has starred on two of those. Add in coach Popovich who is the best coach in the NBA and one of the all-time greats and the four...
They are the two premier forwards in the NBA of this generation -- San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan and Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett. Both have won NBA titles, been selected to countless All-Star games, collected many individual awards and had their fair share of battles on the court. Perhaps the biggest on-the-court battle between TD and KG happened when Garnett was playing...
LOS ANGELES – The end result may have been the same but the manner in which the Clippers were beat varied greatly from the first two games of their semifinals series with the San Antonio Spurs.
Coming out of the shoot ,the Clippers were clearly in control and they even took a 10-point lead into the locker room at the half.
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Tim Duncan had 26 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs, recharged after a weeklong layoff, wore down the busy Los Angeles Clippers to win Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals series, 108-92 on Tuesday night.
Playing for the sixth time in 11 days, Los Angeles gave San Antonio its toughest first half of the playoffs before fading fast. And unlike their stunning...
“They’re going to come much harder next game,” said Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs after his team defeated the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday to take a 1-0 Semi Finals series lead. The Spurs didn’t play their best offensive game with 18 turnovers, but after a rough first quarter, they played sound defense against the explosive Clippers for an 18-point win.
The San Antonio Spurs took a commanding 2-0 series lead in the Western Conference semi finals against the Los Angeles Clippers as the scene now shifts to Los Angeles for Game 3 tomorrow afternoon.
It was another well-balanced attack by the Spurs as several players scored in double-digits, and the team showed poise when the Clippers made their runs. They way San Antonio is playing...
With Thursday night’s 17-point victory, San Antonio matched Oklahoma City at 6-0 in the playoffs. Although it would be fair to say the Thunder have faced stiffer competition, it would be equally fair to say that there’s no team nearly as hot as Gregg Popovich’s band of forgotten veterans, who were supposed to be too old for this about two or three years ago. Turns out...