For a while, it looked like the Los Angeles Clippers were poised to end their long losing streak in San Antonio. Then the third quarter happened. The San Antonio Spurs used a huge third quarter to pull away from the Clippers 115-90 on Wednesday night, the 17th consecutive loss in San Antonio for the Clippers.
Blake Griffin scored 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds in defeat for the Clippers, who fell to 1-1 on the season.
The Clippers erased a 14-point Spurs lead in the second quarter, but ultimately trailed by four at halftime. The Spurs blitzed Los Angeles with a 38-17 third quarter to blow the game wide open. San Antonio had six different players score in double figures, led by 24 points from Manu Ginobili.
The last win for the Clippers in San Antonio was a 90-85 triumph on January 31, 2002. Since then they have lost 17 straight road games to the Spurs, by an average margin of over 15 points per game. The Clippers are 1-26 in their last 27 games in San Antonio.
Chris Paul had 10 points and nine assists for the Clippers. The Clippers return home to host the Chicago Bulls in their home opener Friday night at Staples Center.
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