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Clippers Lose To Spurs 97-88 At Staples Center

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Tony Parker led a balanced scoring attack with 19 points and nine assists, leading the San Antonio Spurs to their 17th straight victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, 97-88, at Staples Center.

Richard Jefferson added 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting for the Spurs, who have started their season with wins in two of their first three games. Rookie Gary Neal scored a career-high 16 points in 20 minutes, while mainstays Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili provided 14 points apiece in the victory.

Eric Gordon had 23 points and a career-high 11 assists for the Clippers, who last beat the Spurs on March 7, 2006. Chris Kaman added 18 points and eight rebounds, while Blake Griffin had 17 with eight boards in defeat.

Ryan Gomes contributed 14 points for Los Angeles, which is 0-4 to start the season. The Clippers' next game is Wednesday night at Staples Center against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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