The Spurs, who had a very slow start, overcame a 24 point deficit to win the game 96-86.
The loud, enthusiastic crowd at the Staples Center went numb as their team, who led by 24 points, suddenly fell apart.
"You knew they were going to make a run. It was just a matter of trying to withstand it," Blake Griffin, said, according to The Associated Press
. "In the second half, especially the 3rd quarter, we did a poor job of responding. I missed some shots I hit in the first half, easy shots."
According to The Associated Press
, Tim Duncan had 19 points. Tony Parker added 19, rookie Kawhi Leonard added 14 and Manu Ginobili had 13 helping the Spurs win their 17th game in a row. They are now 7-0 in the playoffs.
The LA Times
notes that no NBA team in history has ever overcome a 0-3 deficit. The Clippers, who had a strong first half, and just fell apart both offensively and defensively, are now down 0-3 against the Spurs.
Blake Griffin had 28 points and 16 rebounds while Mo WIlliams had 19 points, The Associated Press
reports. Chris Paul had 12 points and 11 assists.
Game 4 of the series will take place Sunday night at the Staples Center, the LA Times