L.A. Clippers 86, San Antonio 96

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 19, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #71 Rodney Mott, #9 Derrick Stafford, #49 Tom Washington
Attendance - 19060

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
San Antonio 11 32 26 27 96
L.A. Clippers 33 20 8 25 86

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Antonio 50-16 28-5 22-11 W17
L.A. Clippers 40-26 24-9 16-17 L3

Recap


SPURS 96, CLIPPERS 86: Tony Parker and Tim Duncan each had double-doubles as visiting San Antonio stormed back from a 24-point deficit to stun Los Angeles and take a commanding 3-0 series lead.

Parker had 23 points and 10 assists and Duncan added 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Spurs, who can close out the Clippers in Game 4 on Sunday night.

Rookie Kawhi Leonard had 14 points and nine rebounds and helped trigger a 24-0 third-quarter blitz as San Antonio extended its winning streak to 17 games.

Blake Griffin had 28 points and 16 rebounds for the Clippers, who led 33-11 at the end of one quarter and built its biggest lead at 40-16 in the opening three minutes of the second quarter.

The Spurs used a 14-2 run to get within striking distance, cutting the deficit to 53-43 at halftime before turning on the jets in the third quarter.

San Antonio buried the Clippers with 24 unanswered points and held them scoreless for more than eight minutes to turn a 12-point deficit into a 69-57 lead. Los Angeles scored the final two baskets to make it 69-61 entering the fourth quarter.

The Clippers closed to within eight points with just under five minutes left, but Parker nailed his first 3-pointer of the series to restore the lead to double digits.

Griffin sparked a spectacular start for the Clippers, scoring eight points in a 14-0 burst to build a 27-9 lead. Los Angeles closed the quarter with a 20-2 run.

Griffin had 20 points at the half, matching his output in Game 2, to go along with seven rebounds. Parker led the Spurs with 11 points.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Chris Paul had 12 points and 11 assists for Los Angeles. ... Parker's 3-pointer that gave the Spurs an 11-point lead with 4 1/2 minutes to play was only his second from behind the arc since March 28. ... The Clippers connected on only four of 20 shots in the third quarter after shooting a scorching 57.5 percent (23 of 40) in the first half. ... The Spurs failed to reach 100 points for only the second time during the 17-game run. ... San Antonio's winning streak matched the second-longest of all time extending into the postseason. The Los Angeles Lakers hold the record with 19 straight wins in 2001.

Top Game Performances

San Antonio   L.A. Clippers
Tony Parker 23 Scoring Blake Griffin 28
Tony Parker 10 Assists Chris Paul 11
Tim Duncan 13 Rebounds Blake Griffin 16
Tony Parker 6 Free Throws Made Reggie Evans 3
Kawhi Leonard 2 Steals Eric Bledsoe 2
Tim Duncan 3 Blocks Blake Griffin 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
San Antonio 96 46.1 9-22 17-25 27 41 7 5 13
L.A. Clippers 86 46.2 3-9 9-18 22 44 8 11 13

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Clippers have a W/L % of .537 after a win and .720 after a loss.
  • San Antonio will play their next game on the road against L.A. Clippers . The Spurs have a W/L % of .760 after a win and .750 after a loss.
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