J.J. Redick: Poor free-throw shooting in Game 2 loss not all on DeAndre Jordan

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The Clippers shot just 54.1 percent (20 of 37) from the free-throw line in Wednesday’s 111`-107 overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series, which is tied 1-1. Eleven of those 17 misses came from DeAndre Jordan, who was 6 of 17 and again fell prey to Hack-a-DJ. But guard J.J. Redick pointed out it wasn’t all on Jordan.

“We had some opportunities (at the line),” Redick said. “They went to Hack-a-DJ, but even with that, I missed a tech (technical-foul free throw), Matt Barnes
missed a couple. Just uncharacteristic. Down the stretch, those one or two points certainly matter in the end.”

Barnes was 1 of 4 from the free-throw line and shot just 1 of 10 from the field. He did grab 10 rebounds.

Game 3 is Friday at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Game 4 is Sunday there.