Clippers erase 17-point deficit, but still lose 125-118 at San Antonio

Chris Paul

Chris Paul had 25 points and nine assists in Monday’s loss at San Antonio/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers,


The Clippers on Monday trailed by 17 points at San Antonio with 9 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter and came back to be tied at 102-102 with 8:17 to play in the game, but the Spurs emerged with a 125-118 victory at AT&T Center in San Antonio.

The Spurs (18-11), who broke a four-game losing streak, shot 75 percent in the first half and ended up shooting 63.6 percent for the game, 56.5 percent (13 of 23) from 3-point range. Tony Parker led them with 26 points, Boris Diaw scored 23 off the bench and Tim Duncan had 21 points and 12 rebounds. Manu Ginobili contributed 19 points off the bench.

The Clippers (19-9) got 25 points, nine assists, two steals and two blocks from Chris Paul; 22 points, six rebounds and six assists from Blake Griffin; 21 points from J.J. Redick; and 18 points from Jamal Crawford off the bench.

The Clippers shot 50 percent from the field, 41.7 percent (10 of 24) from beyond the arc.

San Antonio had 37 assists, the Clippers 23.