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SAN ANTONIO — The Los Angeles Clippers will demeanour to spin around a new impassivity when they face a San Antonio Spurs for a initial time this deteriorate on Tuesday night during a ATT Center.
The diversion will be a fourth in a six-game homestand for a Spurs, who have won dual true after losing 4 in a row.
San Antonio’s latest win came Sunday when it swept past Phoenix in a third quarter, built a 27-point lead in a fourth and staid for a 112-95 victory.
LaMarcus Aldridge led a group with 21 points as 7 Spurs scored in double figures, including 4 off a dais for a second true game, a initial in group history.
The Spurs (6-4) trailed by 4 points during halftime though outscored a Suns 34-13 in a third entertain while holding Phoenix to 4-of-21 sharpened from a domain in a quarter. San Antonio took an 85-68 advantage into a fourth entertain and cruised home.
“In a final integrate of games, a third buliding have been kind of slow,” pronounced Spurs haven brazen Rudy Gay, who had 12 points. “We had to come out with intensity. We done a integrate of defensive changes, and we had a mindset to come out there and win a diversion in a third quarter.”
For a game, a Spurs done half of their 88 shots from a floor, while a Suns were 37 of 81 (45.7 percent).
“It all starts with defense, like it always does with this team,” Spurs core Pau Gasol said. “We incited adult a power in a third entertain given that’s what gets us going, and when Phoenix missed a few shots in a row, they got a small discouraged. It was a good win for us and one we indispensable to continue to build some momentum.”
The Clippers (5-4) conduct to a Alamo City on a heels of a 104-101 home detriment to Miami on Sunday. Los Angeles trailed by 25 points late in a third entertain though roared behind in a fourth and had a possibility to take a lead in a detriment seconds.
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Blake Griffin led a Clippers with 23 points though missed a intensity go-ahead shot with 3 seconds remaining. Griffin pronounced a group had a possibility to squeeze reason on a competition progressing in a fourth quarter, that would have taken divided a significance of a endgame.
Los Angeles led 101-100 with 26 seconds left, and a take by Austin Rivers, who had 12 points, gave a Clippers a possibility to extend a domain to three. However, a ensure missed dual giveaway throws with 17 seconds left.
Griffin after missed his pivotal shot.
“We don’t wish to be in that position, though if we are, it’s a shot I’m peaceful to take,” pronounced Griffin, who was 8 of 18 from a building and 2 of 5 from behind a 3-point arc. “Unfortunately, it didn’t go in tonight.”
Lou Williams had 22 points off a dais for Los Angeles, and DeAndre Jordan scored 10 points and collected 19 rebounds.
Los Angeles was personification a second diversion of a home back-to-back after a Saturday detriment to a Memphis Grizzlies. The Clippers have mislaid 4 of their past 5 games after starting a deteriorate with 4 victories.
Clippers brazen Danilo Gallinari postulated a hip damage Sunday and did not play in a second half. Gallinari, who scored 6 points, pronounced he harmed himself a week ago though continued to play.
“I can hardly walk,” Gallinari said. “I’ve been carrying pain a past dual or 3 games, and now it’s removing to a indicate where I’m carrying problems walking, so I’ve got to take caring of it.”
The Tuesday matchup in San Antonio is a opener of a three-game pitch for Los Angeles, that will play 8 of 9 games divided from Staples Center.
The Clippers won 3 of a 4 meetings with a Spurs final season, and they have taken 6 of their past 9 opposite San Antonio.