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These made three’s are the basketball equivalent of a gateway drug for Josh Smith. AK
Dallas up by 20 and they feel they have to intentionally foul Houston? What gives?
Eric Campbell may have just made the dumbest running play I've ever seen in baseball. I'm also a Mets fan.
The West Semifinal series featuring the winners of the Rockets-Mavericks series and the Clippers-Spurs series will begin on Monday, May 4.
I don't think Madonna would've kissed Drake if anyone had knew the Raptors would get swept this badly
Blake Griffin said DeAndre Jordan kicked him in the shoulder, thus the stinger. "That’s the problem with him jumping so high."
Blake Griffin said a chef-nutritionist makes the berry juice protein concoction in the Mason jar. "Monica," he said. "Shout-out, Monica."
Blake Griffin: "We didn’t do a single thing that we wanted to do Friday and tonight was different. We just came out with a different spirit.
Blake Griffin on Austin Rivers: "I thought he was the guy that really changed the game for us."
Austin Rivers was asked if he had a moment his dad postgame: “Aw naw, man. We didn’t win a championship."
Doc Rivers said Blake Griffin's shoulder "scared the hell out of me but he's good."
Matt Barnes has sore right shoulder and is probable for Game 6.
Matt Barnes told me he has a strained rotator cuff but will play in Game 5.
Matt Barnes has a sore right shoulder and said he'll be fine. Blake Griffin said his right elbow is fine.
Spurs owner Peter Holt screamed "That sucked!" walking off the court.
Who has the momentum? "Nobody. It's 2-2." CP3 said.
Blake Griffin was holding his right arm after the game. Matt Barnes' right shoulder was heavily taped.
CP3 on TV: "This was a total team effort. Game ball goes to Austin Rivers."
Clippers show they're not as mentally fragile as many thought, beat Spurs going away, 114-105, to even series at two games apiece.
Chris Paul had 34 points, 7 assists and 3 rebounds.
Maybe Draymond Green will come bump Chris Paul.
Where were these guys two days ago? Clippers win Game 4, 114-105.
FINAL: Clippers 114, Spurs 105. The series is tied 2-2. It's now a three-game series with two of the three in L.A.
Gregg Popovich calling it, sending in Cory Joseph and Matt Bonner.
No more hack-a-Jordan with only 1:46 left.
Kawhi Leonard missed a jumper that could have made it a six-point game. Now DeAndre Jordan coming back in for defensive purposes.
Wow. Back to back threes from Kawhi Leonard. It's now 106-98. Some Spurs fans had already started heading for the exits.
Back-to-back Kawhi Leonard three-pointers make it 106-98.
Clippers are up 106-92 with 3:08 left.
J.J. Redick three gives the Clippers a 106-92 lead over the Spurs. It's their biggest lead of the game with 3:08 left.
Man it's fun once teams get desperate and play like this. Clippers played Game 1&4 like their season depended on it-- which it probably did
Chris Paul 20-foot jumper triggers Lawler's Law, giving Clippers 101-90 lead.
Matt Barnes right shoulder is an issue. He's holding it while on offense. Chris is asking him if he needs to go out. Jamal is coming in now.
Chris Paul is back in the game with 5 fouls and 5:35 left in the 4th quarter.
No basket but it's Clippers ball. Doc is irate. Trying to get an explanation from referee Tom Washington.
Clippers ball but Doc Rivers wants the basket. "Tom, explain to me why that doesn't count!" Rivers yells.
Doc has to take DeAndre Jordan out before Hack-a-DJ begins.
Doc's reaction to that foul on DeAndre Jordan is maybe the best thing I've seen all season. Steve Ballmer dancing vines included.
Doc Rivers went apoplectic after that phantom call on DeAndre Jordan.
HUGE driving layup by Jamal Crawford after Tim Duncan misses a chance to make it a three-point game. Clippers up, 95-88.
Matt Barnes' right shoulder had been heavily taped. He's taking it off now and is getting ready to enter the game along with J.J. Redick.
Chris Paul is staying in the game for now because, well, they have no depth. Lester Hudson isn't playing in this spot.
Here come the Spurs.
Chris Paul has 5 fouls, Blake Griffin and Matt Barnes each have 4 fouls.
Chris Paul just picked up his 5th foul with 8:25 left in the 4th quarter.
Fifth foul on Chris Paul on Tony Parker. That's big.
DeAndre Jordan back in game for Clippers.
Austin Rivers is 7/8 from the field and leading all reserves with 16 points.
I thought the Clippers had the patent on the Relentless T-shirt Tommy Gun but apparently not because Spurs have one too.
This game is not close to being over.
"My name is Austin Rivers. You want to eliminate my father. Prepare to die." http://t.co/oAMdqF0la6
So this game is happening, and yet we'll still somehow pretend "momentum" is a thing that transfers game to game in the playoffs. BK
Clippers starters coming back in with 93-84 lead and 9:04 left, which is an eternity.
The Austin Rivers Show.
Austin Rivers. Danger is his middle name.
Jamal Crawford doing Jamal Crawford things and the Clippers take their largest lead of the game. Clippers 88, Spurs 78 with 10:20 left.
Blake Griffin picks up his fourth foul. Doc Rivers yells "Dammit!" There's 10:43 left in the 4th quarter.
Blake Griffin slapped Tim Duncan's arm so hard on the PREVIOUS PLAY that you could hear it across the AT&T Center. No foul.
Griffin, Barnes and Paul all have four fouls.
Clippers need to show they can finish. It will be a tough 12 minutes.
Clippers 81, Spurs 76 to start the 4th quarter. Chris Paul with 24 points. Blake Griffin with 18 points Austin Rivers with 11 off the bench.
Gregg Popovich interview coming for those watching on ABC.
Clippers will take an 81-76 lead into the fourth quarter of a game they absolutely must win.
Chris Paul picks up his fourth foul. He joins Matt Barnes with four fouls before the fourth quarter.
Jamal Crawford banks in floating jumper to give Clippers 81-74 lead but Chris Paul picks up fourth foul.
Watching Blake Griffin hopefully try to get Austin Rivers' attention on offense is almost as funny as the video of him impersonating Austin.
Danny Green 0 points 0/3 shooting.
Austin Rivers 23-footer puts him up to 11 points. In a game that matters.
Chris Paul at the line = good. DeAndre Jordan at the line = not so much
Now comes the downside to fouling DeAndre Jordan--when someone else gets a chance to go to the line instead.
After missing four free throws and air balling his last one, Doc takes out Jordan for Baby.
DeAndre Jordan airballed a free throw by 5 feet.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver is at today's Clippers-Spurs game. Last year at this time he was getting ready to suspend Sterling for life.
Doc Rivers has said the analytics show it's smarter to intentionally foul DeAndre Jordan with a lead. Gregg Popovich using that strategy.
Pop yelling at Splitter to foul DeAndre. He's irate that he didn't hear him fast enough. Splitter tries to calm him down.
Gregg Popovich about to pop a vein at Tiago Splitter but his team finally manages to foul DeAndre Jordan.
Doc telling Jamal Crawford to be more aggressive against Manu: "He cannot guard you but you're f---ing with him. He cannot guard you!"
Traveling call on Austin Rivers causes his dad to throw up his hands in disgust.
Austin Rivers basket and forces a turnover. Never saw this coming.
Aguachile Sunday's http://t.co/VvqN7miUCS
Chris Paul huge shot there.
Patty Mills free throws give Spurs 66-65 lead. Clippers need to beat down.
A loud "Beat L.A.!" chant in San Antonio. As someone who covered some great Lakers-Spurs series. Odd hearing that for the Clippers now.
"Beat L.A.!" chants ringing out inside AT&T Center. Feels weird hearing that for Clippers, not Lakers.
Blake Griffin and Tim Duncan each have three fouls.
Clippers body language isn't great but they lead for the moment. Clippers 65, Spurs 64 with 5:00 left in the 3rd quarter.