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.”