Indiana University Student Sports Media

Off Campus

May 17, 2012

Spurs look “terrific” in win over Clippers to win their 15th in a row

President Obama is very public with the fact that he is Bulls fan. When asked on “The View” who he thinks could win the Championship now he said, “The Spurs look terrific.” That night San Antonio certainly did look terrific with their game one win over the Los Angeles Clippers. The win gave the Spurs their 15th win dating back to the regular season. The longest streak is held by the Spurs as well at 17 back in 2004.

The Spurs finished off their round one series against the Utah Jazz with a sweep that was completed eight days ago. There was worry that, although the rest would be good for the veteran led team, there would be some rust coming out to start the game. San Antonio quickly erased that thought as they came out and knocked down 13 threes to tie a franchise record set in 2007. Kawhi Leonard, Daniel Green, and Manu Ginobili all knocked down three each.

Tim Duncan was also a huge piece of the victory on Tuesday night. He recorded yet another double-double with 26 points and 10 boards giving him his 57th game of 25 points and 10 rebounds, first place among active players and seventh all time.

It wasn’t just the offense that got it done for the Spurs, they played very well on the defensive end as well containing Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. They held Paul to just six points, and he was scoreless after the first quarter. Griffin only scored 15 points and “Lob city” was never really able to get off the ground for the larger part of the game. Griffin, like in game seven against the Grizzlies, sat most of the fourth quarter with perhaps a still ailing knee injury.

The Spurs were far from perfect on the night though. The team had nine turnovers and finished 18 on the game, leading to 24 points for the Clippers. Tony Parker struggled on offense as well, but he did end the game with 11 assists. They gave up 23 points to Eric Bledsoe off the bench as he led the Clippers in scoring.

The positives far outweighed the negatives on the night though as the Spurs won by a final score of 108-92. The largest lead for the Spurs was 18 at several points throughout the game. The closest the Clippers got to the Spurs was after a 10 and 0 run with just under nine minutes remaining in the game to get the lead down to eight.

San Antonio will try to keep their streak going when game two will takes place in San Antonio on Thursday at 9:30.

Print Friendly

About the Author



Road to the NBA Playoffs

NBA Jam: The Wild Western Conference

Welcome to a special edition of NBA Jam where Claire Jakubicek, Jason Kaufman and myself talk about the Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Phoenix Suns and the upcoming NBA Playoffs.  
by Walter Lutz


NBA Power Rankings: Week 22

IUSportCom’s NBA writers Chris Vadney and Quinn Andrews are back with our week 22 power rankings. Heading into the NBA’s final weeks there are many races to be decided and thus we have chosen to give predictions for the res...
by Chris Vadney


Biggest Threats to Heat Three – Peat

  The playoffs are quickly approaching and it is time to take a serious look at what teams stand in the way of the Heat and the oh so coveted three-peat. As the regular season winds down, there are only a few teams out of ...
by Adam Platt


The Latest