The San Antonio Spurs were able to shake off the rust without a hitch in their relatively easy 108-92 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals matchup.
They were better in virtually all facets of the game.
San Antonio shot better (48.8 percent to 44.6 percent), rebounded better (47 to 34) and took care of the ball better (15 turnovers to 18 turnovers).
The veteran experience of the Spurs was on full display, as was the incredible advantage Gregg Popovich and Co. hold in the coaching department. The ball movement, spacing and decision-making on offense should be sent to high school players across the country. It was a clinic.
Rust? Not with a team like this.
The Spurs have clearly been the better team in all five of their playoff games thus far, with no signs of slowing down any time soon.
What a surprise, Blake Griffin had a sweet dunk. This second quarter alley-oop from Chris Paul was perfectly set up by a lightning-fast spin from Griffin.
Speaking of Griffin, he can steal the ball too.
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