Offensive Clippers discover need for defense
The Clippers are always confident that they have enough offensive firepower to outscore any opponent, but Tuesday night in San Antonio, the Clippers found out that the key to winning this round will be defense.
The Spurs got wide-open looks, shooting 48.8 percent from the field and 52 percent from three-point range.
“The open man always gets the shot. That’s what they do well,” Kenyon Martin said. “They do an excellent job of spreading the floor and making plays, and their guys are unselfish.”
The Spurs’ wings, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard and Manu Ginobli, all made three three-point shots each.
“We’ve got to be able to lock down and stop easy baskets and wide-open three’s,” Clippers forward Blake Griffin said. “We’ve got to make it a little tougher on them.”
Eight different Spurs hit three-point shots in their 108-92 win.