Five things to take from Clippers’ 108-87 loss at San Antonio

Jamal Crawford

 

– The Clippers’ bench was terrible in this game. Reserves scored just 20 points, compared to 51 by San Antonio’s. Jamal Crawford shot 1 of 9, Austin Rivers 1 of 5 as the bench shot just 6 of 22 from the field. That’s 27.2 percent.

Chris Paul’s statistics show he had a good game, scoring a team-high 22 points on 9 of 16 shooting while doling out eight assists and making three steals. However, he scored just four of those points in the second half.

– One would have thought that since the Clippers trailed by just a point (71-70) after three quarters, they would have been in the game until the end. But once the Spurs really got rolling in the fourth quarter, there was nothing the Clippers could do to stop them. San Antonio outscored the Clippers 37-17 in the fourth.

– San Antonio’s Danny Green is having his worst season from 3-point range since his rookie campaign in 2009-10. Yet he made 4 of 5 from beyond the arc in this one. Even so, he’s still shooting just 33.9 from distance after shooting 41.8 percent a season ago. Green scored 12 big points.

– Speaking of San Antonio’s bench, it got 15 points and five rebounds and six assists from Patty Mills and 13 points and two assists from Manu Ginobili. They shot a combined 11 of 17 (64.7 percent).