The Los Angeles Clippers' season ended Sunday night, as the San Antonio Spurs completed a 4-0 sweep of the Clippers to advance to the Western Conference finals. The Spurs eeked out a 102-99 win, overcoming a spirited effort from the banged-up Clippers.
The Clippers had the ball in Chris Paul's hands twice with a chance to take the lead and tie in the final seconds but were unable to convert, leading to the Spurs victory.
The Clippers chances of the winning the series against the Spurs took a hit before the series even started with their two best players, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, battling injuries. The Spurs, however, proved without a doubt that healthy or not, they are the superior team; displaying more experience, more continuity, and better coaching.
"Their experience showed with their execution," Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said. "Tim (Duncan) looks great and the rest of the guys are feeding off that."
Tim Duncan continued to turn back the clock, leading the Spurs with 21 points and nine rebounds. Duncan was one of six Spurs' players to score in double figures, as the Clippers could simply not figure out the Spurs offense. Whenever Duncan was double teamed the Spurs role players would drill three pointers, and whenever he went one on one he would score. It proved to be a formula that Clippers could not solve.Read more... Join the Conversation...