The Spurs/Clippers playoff series was expected to be a hard bought battle and NBA fans have not been disappointed. On Wednesday night the two teams met in game two and the regulation 48 minutes wasn’t enough to determine a winner so the game went to overtime. In the extra frame the Spurs were too much for the Clippers, winning the game 111 – 107.
The Spurs blew a ten point lead in the third quarter, and then held another ten point lead with just over four minutes to play in the fourth quarter. But the Clippers once again battled back, even taking a two point lead with less than a minute to go. Then a crucial Blake Griffin turnover led to Chris Paul fouling Patty Mills. Mills made his two free throws to tie the game, sending it into overtime.
The Spurs struggled in the game one loss, and both Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili continued those struggles in game two scoring only ten points combined. But the rest of the team found their rhythm, including a combined 51 points from Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard, in pulling off the pivotal win at Staples Center.
After a couple intense games to start the series, fans like Gianfrancesco Genoso are certainly looking forward to game three which takes place Friday night in San Antonio (Linkedin.com).