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Old 05-19-12, 09:02 PM
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Official Spurs at Clippers Game 4 Thread (Sun 9:30 pm)

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By SANTOSH VENKATARAMAN
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(AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs showed more than enough veteran poise to move to the brink of another sweep in the Western Conference playoffs.

The Spurs will be out to stretch their overall winning streak to 18 games and advance to the conference finals in Game 4 of their semifinal series Sunday night on the road against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Los Angeles jumped out to a 22-point lead after one quarter Saturday and seemed poised to get back in the series by winning Game 3. By the midpoint of the third quarter, San Antonio had roared back to take the lead by using a devastating 24-0 run in that period.

The Spurs went on to win 96-86.

"It's essential, I think to try and stay cool and collected when things are going in all different directions around you," said forward Tim Duncan, who had 19 points and 13 rebounds. "You can keep that even keel and you're not affected by the goods and the bads as much and that's a great quality to have."

The Spurs remain the only team without a loss in the postseason after winning their final 10 regular-season games.

Blake Griffin had 20 points by halftime, finishing with 28 and 16 rebounds. He and the rest of the Clippers went south in the decisive third quarter, getting outscored 26-8.

Los Angeles has lost the first three games of this series by an average of 14.3 points and can't be faulted for not sounding confident about keeping the season alive Sunday.

"If we don't play with that sense of urgency, it's not going to be pretty," Griffin said.

Tony Parker had 23 points and 10 assists in Game 3 for San Antonio. He's averaging 17.3 points and 8.7 assists per game in the series, but shooting just 35.4 percent.

The point guard has fared better than Clippers counterpart Chris Paul, who is averaging the same 8.7 assists but only 9.3 points on 30.8 percent shooting. Paul had 12 points and 11 assists Saturday but missed 12 of 17 shots.

While Parker and Duncan executed the pick and roll well for the Spurs, the offense generated by Paul and the Clippers after the first quarter was not up to par.

"We shot a lot of jump shots, didn't attack the rim, didn't get any offensive rebounds," coach Vinny Del Negro said. "They moved the ball well like they usually do and picked us apart a little bit with some 3s and some penetration."

The Clippers also missed 9 of 18 free throws. They are shooting 66.5 percent at the line - the league's second-worst mark in the postseason.

The 183 playoff games together for Duncan under coach Gregg Popovich represent the most in postseason history for a player and coach combination, and that experience is proving a key factor.

"We didn't get rattled but one would expect that that group wouldn't, they have been playing together a long time especially with Timmy and Manu (Ginobili) and Tony and they have seen a little bit of everything and they know that anything can happen in the NBA game," Popovich said.
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Old 05-19-12, 10:15 PM
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Hey Taylor after the game on "Game React" said the tomorrow's game might be postponed to Monday night if the hockey game preceding that Spurs Clippers went to over time.
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As if he would know that.
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This will be a sweep with the Spurs winning 15 points at 110 - 95
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Old 05-20-12, 01:52 AM
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Spurs 99
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Spurs 4-0!
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Old 05-20-12, 04:28 AM
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No question this would be a SWEEP! Bring the Brooms!

I say stick a fork in those Clipp joints they are Done like a Dinner!

Just need to put them out of their misery and send them fishin':shocked

Game 4 elimination emotional game for Clippers.

Spurs know they need to focus and start strong and finish strong because the emotion is very high for Clippers in this.

I expect Spurs to win this game convincingly!

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Anyone in the LA area thinking of going to this game? Tickets are very reasonable and I expect that there will be even better deals as the game gets closer.

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Spurs fans in LA you guys need to represent!

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Clipz will go down swinging....hopefully none of our players get hurt.

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Got suite tickets for $63 so we'll be here cheering but protected from the abuse of any a-hole Clips fans, though most are cool and at this point have given up.
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Got suite tickets for $63 so we'll be here cheering but protected from the abuse of any a-hole Clips fans, though most are cool and at this point have given up.
enjoy the game SoCal Bong and GO SPURS!
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When the Spurs win, it means another morning of free coffee in South Texas! Go Spurs!!
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End of 1st time. Clips fighting, Spurs regulating the game and playing with their desperation. If only Tony had gave a couple passes here and there, this would be a 15+ points game. Anyway, nothing to worry about in this game, but OKC isn't the Clips, so hope this is just a mental block or over confidence.
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WOW just WOW

What a Nice Win for the Spurs!!! Ugly win but....

Hey a win is a win is a win is a win is a win is a WIN!!!! OK

We kina knew Clippers would fight back and get emotional but that was TOO LITTLE TOO LATE!!!!!!

LOVE how Spurs ended this round 2 in four games without extending it to any none sense more games to keep our Spurs healthy at least few days before playing whoever comes out of the OKC LKRS series.

The message here is we don't care about anything but winning and we will grind it even on a B2B in LA Hollywood style with Stupid Refs like Joe Crawford etc..fudging up the game for us. Ok.

The message is AGAINST ALL THE ODDS my Spurs Get the Job Done!

Just Win Baby!

Spurs should feel GREAT now and watch other teams beat each other and relax.

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nice stat
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Everyone on this team knows how to pass, there are no ball stoppers. The ball moves extremely well, it's not just one guy creating for others like Rondo or Steve Nash, it's the whole team passing the ball.

- Spurs: 28 Assists
- Leading Assist man: Tony Parker with 5
- Five players with 4+ assists
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