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NBA Game Summary - LA Clippers at San Antonio



(Saturday, January 4th)

Final Score: San Antonio 116, LA Clippers 92

San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Tiago Splitter scored 22 points and the Spurs rode a dominant first quarter on the way to a 116-92 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Tim Duncan tallied 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Spurs, who have won four of their last five games. They bounced back from a 105-101 loss at home against the Knicks on Thursday.

Tony Parker contributed 17 points and nine assists, and Manu Ginobili finished with 15 points off the bench.

Jamal Crawford had 24 points and seven assists for the Clippers, who began a long stretch without superstar point guard Chris Paul. He is expected to miss approximately 3-5 weeks with a separated right shoulder he suffered in the Clippers' 119-112 victory at Dallas Friday.

Blake Griffin scored 19 to go with seven rebounds for Los Angeles. Darren Collison scored 14, but the Clippers lost for the 28th time in the last 31 road games at San Antonio.

The Spurs made 77.3 percent (17-of-22) of their shots over the first 12 minutes and led 37-17 after the first quarter. Splitter and Parker each scored 10 points and they combined to go 9-of-9 from the field.

Included in the quarter was an 11-2 spurt. Parker capped the burst with a layup for a 29-15 difference with 2:39 left. A tip-in by Jeff Ayres in the closing seconds provided the 20-point margin.

The Clippers had one rebound in the first quarter, a Spurs franchise-record low for an opponent in a period.

Ginobili scored eight points during the second quarter, another period in which the hosts dominated. The Spurs extended their lead to 70-35 at the half.

"Our first half was great. We stopped a little bit (in the second half), but the first half was fun to watch. It was a very good first half," said Ginobili.

The advantage reached 37 early in the third until the Clippers rattled off 12 straight points. The visitors were only able to get the lead under 20 at the quarter's end when Crawford beat the buzzer with a long 3-pointer for an 88-70 difference.

Crawford went 1-of-2 from the foul line early in the fourth to make it a 92-79 game, but Duncan converted a 3-point play to start a game-sealing 10-0 spurt.

"When we started moving the ball in the second half we looked like a basketball team. In the first half, we looked like an AAU team. The ball stuck, I bet half the time it was one pass, shot, one pass, shot," said Clippers coach Doc Rivers.

Game Notes

Boris Diaw (strep throat) missed the game for the Spurs ... Kawhi Leonard scored 10 for the Spurs ... The Clippers are 10-10 with Paul out of the lineup and are 109-59 when he plays ... San Antonio is a perfect 13-0 when Splitter scores in double figures this season and 9-8 when he doesn't ... The Spurs held a 76-44 scoring advantage in the paint.

01/05 03:54:10 ET

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Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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