The Spurs dropped their second straight home game Saturday night, losing to the Clippers in a one-sided affair. After a quick start, the Spurs went cold and trailed this game by 15 for most of the remainder. San Antonio had issues stopping Blake Griffin, who had 26 points in the first half and basically took the second half off, finishing with 28 to lead all scorers. Chris Paul took advantage of Tony Parker and Danny Green being hurt, carving up the Spurs for a near triple-double (9 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists). The Spurs were outscored in the paint 44-18 and turned the ball over 15 times.
It's always going to be a long night when Kawhi shoots 3-13. LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs with 19, including 3-3 from 3-point land, which I for one would love to see more of. The Clippers shot a ridiculous 51.6% from the field, which may have been a bit good offense and a bit bad defense. Hopefully the next few days off will help the Spurs clean up the kinds of errors we saw tonight. I saw more layups by the visitors than I'd ever hope to see against the Spurs.
The Spurs get a much-needed break before they face the Rockets at home Wednesday, 11/9 at 8:30.