RECAP: Griffin scores 31 points, Clippers beat Spurs 105-85

BY foxsports • January 31, 2015

Blake Griffin had 31 points and 13 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers rolled to a 105-85 victory over San Antonio on Saturday night, snapping the Spurs' six-game home winning streak.

Chris Paul had 20 points and Spencer Hawes scored 11. DeAndre Jordan added eight points and 19 rebounds while limiting All-Star reserve Tim Duncan to four points, which matched his season low.

San Antonio went 10 for 30 on 3-pointers and was outrebounded 56-36.

Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points for the Spurs and Danny Green added 16, including five 3-pointers.

San Antonio had won four straight over Los Angeles, but this time the Spurs were unable to match the Clippers' quick pace.

The teams combined to take 14 shots in the first 3 minutes. The frenetic pace better suited Los Angeles, which raced to an 11-4 lead that led San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich to call a timeout.

Griffin scored 19 points in the first half on 8-for-15 shooting, sprinting the length of the floor for a series of layups, pull-up jumpers and just one dunk.

San Antonio had five turnovers in the first quarter. San Antonio was 2 for 12 on 3s, missing six straight.

Griffin had 10 points in the third quarter, including a pair of free throws with 43.9 seconds remaining that gave the Clippers an 84-65 advantage.

The Spurs were 4 for 7 on 3-pointers in the third quarter, but only had a pair of 2-point field goals in the period, both coming in the final 2 minutes.

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TIP-INS

Clippers: Paul and Manu Ginobili got entangled with 4:37 remaining in the third quarter as Ginobili was racing downcourt after stripping the ball from the Clippers' point guard. Paul held Ginobili after grabbing him from behind, but no flagrant foul was called despite howls from the sellout crowd. ... Los Angeles leads the NBA in offensive efficiency, averaging 110.9 points per 100 possessions entering the game. ... Jordan has shot 50 percent or better in 33 straight games, the league's longest streak since James Donaldson had 35 in a row for the Clippers in 1985.

Spurs: Boris Diaw's 3-point attempt at the halftime buzzer sailed over the backboard, hitting Popovich squarely in the back of the head as he was halfway down the walkway. The Spurs' coach hurried off the court ahead of his team, but never stopped walking even after being hit by the shot that was launched from the opposite 3-point line. ... Duncan's selection as a reserve for the Western Conference marks the 36th time in the past 39 years that the Spurs have had an All-Star representative. It's the most by any team in the league during that span, one ahead of the Lakers. ... With Wednesday's win over Charlotte, Tony Parker became the fastest player to 700 career victories. He did so in 973 games, which was seven fewer than Scottie Pippen. ... G Marco Belinelli (strained left groin) participated in all but the final 10 minutes of San Antonio's practice Friday, but did not play. He has missed 11 straight games and 18 overall due to the injury.

UP NEXT

Clippers: Visit Brooklyn on Monday.

Spurs: Host Orlando on Wednesday.


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