The San Antonio Spurs walked into the Staples Center looking to pick up their 5th consecutive victory of this early part of the season. Possibly if it were the LA Lakers, that would have been possible, but they instead faced the winning LA team in the Clippers.
With the Clippers playing a form of street ball that the Spurs are unaccustomed to and the Spurs defense less than stellar while giving up 20 turnovers, the Clippers ran rough shod over the Silver and Black.
“We still remember what they did to us a couple months ago,” DeAndre Jordan said about the team that swept the Clippers out of the second round of the playoffs. “That was extra motivation.”
“They kicked our ass,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “They were more emotional, more aggressive, and it meant something to them for all the obvious reasons. We hung in there for a half, but after that I don’t think we played with the same intensity that they did, and it showed.”
The Spurs next home game is against the NY Knicks, November 15, 2012. Be sure to get your tickets and cheer on your San Antonio Spurs!