San Antonio Spurs Downplay Win Streak
It appeared Sunday the Clippers would extend the Spurs. Blake Griffin needed stitches, and Chris Paul seemed to sew up the rest. The Spurs trailed by five with about five minutes left.
Then, with (Tim) Duncan’s knee holding up, he made two free throws. Found Manu Ginobili on a cut. Tossed in a driving hook over Griffin. Found Tony Parker on a cut. And blocked Paul.
“Perseverance,” Duncan said afterward. “We stuck with it. We kept moving the ball and believing what we were doing.”
Parker acted the way Elliott did in 1999. Asked what the sweep meant, he said, “Doesn’t mean anything. It doesn’t accomplish anything.”
But what about the 18-game winning streak?
“Don’t think about that,” he said.