Clippers’ J.J. Redick can’t say enough about Spurs after loss

Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers (25) loses the ball as he is pressured by San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills (8) and Manu Ginobili (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin Rivers reaches for the ball between Spurs Patty Mills (8) and Manu Ginobili (20) during the Clippers’ loss at San Antonio on Friday/AP photo by Eric Gay


The Clippers had just lost a tough one 115-107 at San Antonio on Friday night, when Clippers guard J.J. Redick was asked to talk about what makes the Spurs a good team. He couldn’t say enough.

“What makes them good is they make the right play every time down the floor,” Redick said. “They don’t predetermine anything. They can all play. They know what the first, second, third option is. They’re going to exploit whatever way you’re hedging toward. They’re going to counter that and exploit it.”

Redick wasn’t done.

“Coaching accountability, personnel, talent. It’s all of it,” Redick said, elaborating on the Spurs making the right play. “They have great players, they have great coaching. They are the team that I would say most people aspire to get to.”

The Spurs are 23-5 and have the NBA’s second-best record behind Golden State (26-1).

The Clippers are 16-11.