The defending champions San Antonio Spurs came into Los Angeles cool as cucumbers. They held a shoot around while their worthy nemesis Los Angeles Clippers took it easy and tried to play cool. When it came down to the final quarter of a hotly contested game, the Clippers melted under their coolness, providing an unforced error to the Spurs, allowing them to escape back to the River City with one goal in mind. The first to four.
Providing the escape was a fluke play by DeAndre Jordon. After Clippers Center Blake Griffin lofted a shot to the bucket, Jordon tipped the ball into the cylinder as the ball spun inside the bucket.
“I can’t blame anybody for that but me,” he said. “I was trying to make a play on the ball, but it ended up being a dumb play.”Jordon, who had a stellar 30-14-7 game, said.
“We got lucky,” Spurs Guard Manu Ginobili said after the epic game. “The ball was going in.”
Old Man Riverwalk, Tim Duncan came up with a huge block on Blake Griffin when it mattered most, in the final minute of the game.
“His timing is just impeccable,” Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich said. “He has a hard time jumping over the proverbial piece of paper, and he gets in position. He knows where to be. He’s played long enough.”
Game Six is scheduled for Thursday night at 8:30. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your San Antonio Spurs!
The Los Angeles Clippers rebounded from the drubbing they took at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 with a 114-105 win in the Alamo City. The Clippers shot 53% from the field for the game.
The Spurs are looking to rebound tomorrow night and get another win in LA before heading back here for game 6. Winning on the road is something Popovich led Spurs teams are used to doing.
“We have won there before,” said Spurs forward Tim Duncan. “We know how to win on the road. We have some stuff we can clean up easily, so we have to do that and by ready for their best shot.”
And their best shot is what the Spurs expect the Clippers to deliver early in Game 6.
“Game 5 is big, obviously,” Duncan said, “but it’s not over until you get the fourth game.”
Tickets for games 5 and 6 are on sale now. Be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your defending NBA Champion Spurs back to the finals!