Spurs vs. Clippers: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2016 Regular Season

December 23rd, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

The Los Angeles Clippers downed the San Antonio Spurs by 24 points back on Nov. 5, and they followed up that effort by besting them to the tune of a 106-101 win at Staples Center on Thursday evening. 

The Clippers (22-8) have now won two in a row, while the Spurs (23-6) watched their five-game winning streak come to an end with the loss.

Chris Paul was superb with 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists in 23 minutes, but he was forced to exit midway through the third quarter with a left hamstring strain, according to the Orange County Register's Dan Woike.

To put those numbers in perspective, San Antonio's starting backcourt of Tony Parker and Danny Green combined for 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

However, the Clippers were able to overcome Paul's absence because Marreese Speights (14 points, seven rebounds, five assists), Jamal Crawford (11 points), Wesley Johnson (eight points, nine rebounds) and Raymond Felton (13 points) all chimed in with solid contributions off the bench in crunch time. 

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