(SAN ANTONIO) — The Spurs have now won 16 straight games dating back to the regular season. San Antonio shut down the Clippers on Thursday night 105-88, to take a 2-0 series lead headed to Los Angeles.
Tony Parker who was quiet in game 1 on the scoring side added 22 points and Tim Duncan scored 18 with 10 rebounds to give the Clippers a lot of things to work out before game 3.
“He is getting older just like you are and all of us,” said Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich of his aging forward. “Tim Duncan is still the backbone of the program; he’s the guy we build around.”
Parker celebrated his 30th birthday Thursday night by holding Clippers guard Chris Paul to just 10 points.
“No excuses, I’ve just got to play better,” Paul said. “But I don’t ever recall having that many turnovers.
Game 3 will be on Saturday at the Staples Center.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN