The Los Angeles Clippers came out swinging last night and delivered a 30 point first quarter, while holding the Spurs to 18, that set the tone for the rest of the game. The Spurs are looking to rebound tomorrow night in Los Angeles. Chris Paul led the Clippers with 32 points while Center Blake Griffin contributed 26 points and 12 rebounds. The Spurs were led by Kawhi Leonard with 18.
“They’re still the defending champs, and they’re going to be the defending champs every night,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “We have a lot of confidence in our team, but you just have to stay humble and respect who you’re playing.”
“We give them a lot of credit, because they sustained it longer than we did,” Spurs Forward Tim Duncan said. “They played harder longer. They had the energy with their home crowd behind them.”