Clippers eliminate Spurs in thrilling Game 7

May 3, 2015

Clippers eliminate Spurs in thrilling Game 7

It figured that the most entertaining first-round series in the NBA playoffs would come down to a play involving Chris Paul and Tim Duncan. Paul, who willed himself back from an early hamstring injury, banked in a shot over Duncan with a second left ...

Clippers battle past Spurs, force Game 7

May 1, 2015

Clippers battle past Spurs, force Game 7

The Los Angeles Clippers are aware their toughness, resolve and focus have been questioned for years. They also know there is only one way to silence that talk. Los Angeles proved its mettle against the veteran San Antonio Spurs again, overcoming another disappointing loss ...

Spurs edge Clippers in Game 5 after pivotal late call

Apr 29, 2015

Spurs edge Clippers in Game 5 after pivotal late call

The ball bounced delicately around the rim, and the pivotal fifth game of a thrilling first-round series teetered along with it. DeAndre Jordan leaped up and tapped it in — an instant too early. The San Antonio Spurs got the biggest bounce in a ...

Clippers bounce back to beat Spurs, even series 2-2

Apr 27, 2015

Clippers bounce back to beat Spurs, even series 2-2

The Los Angeles Clippers answered their worst loss in playoff history with one of their most uplifting victories. Chris Paul had 34 points and seven assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and 19 rebounds, and the Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 on ...

Spurs rout Clips, take 2-1 lead

Apr 25, 2015

Spurs rout Clips, take 2-1 lead

Kawhi Leonard had a postseason career-high 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed in dominating the Los Angeles Clippers 100-73 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series. The Clippers scored a franchise postseason low and their 11 ...

Spurs outlast Clips in OT

Apr 23, 2015

Spurs outlast Clips in OT

Three days from his 39th birthday, Tim Duncan keeps getting better with age. He smartly stayed on the court while playing the last eight minutes with five fouls, and recovered from a woeful fourth quarter to steady the Spurs in overtime. Duncan scored 28 ...

Pelicans clinch playoff spot

Apr 16, 2015

Pelicans clinch playoff spot

Anthony Davis had 31 points and 13 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans earned their first playoff berth since 2011 with a 108-103 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday. Davis, who’ll make his playoff debut against Golden State, came through in the ...

Spurs edge Rockets for 10th straight

Apr 11, 2015

Spurs edge Rockets for 10th straight

The San Antonio Spurs hacked Josh Smith for most of the second half against the Houston Rockets on Friday night to keep the ball out of James Harden’s hands. Coach Gregg Popovich’s strategy worked. The Spurs held Harden to 16 points and got their ...

Spurs reel off ninth straight win

Apr 9, 2015

Spurs reel off ninth straight win

The San Antonio Spurs are surging to close the regular season, and the Houston Rockets couldn’t slow them down. Tony Parker scored 27 points in the Spurs’ 110-98 win Wednesday night, their ninth straight victory. Parker had 13 points in the opening quarter, shaking ...

Spurs claim 6th straight

Apr 4, 2015

Spurs claim 6th straight

Denver Nuggets coach Melvin Hunt compared San Antonio’s dominant start to a first-round knockout. However, the Spurs may have also taken a big blow early. Danny Green scored 21 points, including 6-for-6 shooting on 3-pointers, and the Spurs cruised to a 123-93 victory over ...

Lowly Knicks surprise Spurs in OT

Mar 18, 2015

Lowly Knicks surprise Spurs in OT

The poor passing and sloppy shooting in overtime hurt, though the effort was more disappointing than the execution to Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. “We didn’t respect the game,” he said. “We didn’t respect our opponent. It was a pathetic performance, and I hope every ...