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2015 Western Conference Playoffs First Round San Antonio 109, Los Angeles Clippers 111 Clippers win series 4-3 The main draw of the night was a boxing match, but the best fight of the night happened on a basketball court. What a game. It’s wrong to think of this as any failing on the Spurs’ part: this was a success for the Clippers. Over 7 games, the Spurs outscored the Clippers…

Stephen, Andrew, Noriel and I discuss: what happened in game 6 Thursday night, whether the fault lies with Pop and our players, or whether the Clippers and Doc Rivers deserve credit for the win. whether it’s better to try to slow down Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, or focus more on their supporting players. what’s happened in the other NBA playoff series. what we think needs to happen and will…

2015 Western Conference Playoffs First Round San Antonio 96, Los Angeles Clippers 102 Series tied 3-3 The San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers have played 6 consecutive games, and we’re still left with more questions than answers. In a series that always wants to zag when it seems as if it should zig, I guess this is not all surprising. We’ve had three straight road wins, and four (out…

2015 Western Conference Playoffs First Round San Antonio 111, Los Angeles Clippers 107 Spurs lead series 3-2 A game like that is an epic; it needs chapters, not paragraphs. I could conceivably write 1000 words on the last minute alone. Already the facts are getting blurry in my mind. When was that Duncan block? Did the offensive goaltending happen before or after Chris Paul tried to rip off Danny’s arm…

2015 Western Conference Playoffs First Round San Antonio 105, Los Angeles Clippers 114 Series tied 2-2 In a season when the team was never fully able to get a strong foothold nor overwhelming momentum, it’s only fitting that this first round series against the Clippers would go the same. So, a mere 40 hours after the Spurs once again looked like the unstoppable machine, they turned in a completely average…

2015 Western Conference Playoffs First Round San Antonio 100, Los Angeles Clippers 73 Spurs lead series 2-1 Prior to Game 3, Tim Duncan presented Kawhi Leonard with his Defensive Player of the Year Trophy at Center Court before a raucous crowd. Kawhi then proceeded to hand Tim Duncan the best birthday present he could possibly ask for: not only a dominating performance and decisive win, but a bridge from past…

2015 Western Conference Playoffs First Round San Antonio 111, Los Angeles Clippers 107 (OT) Series tied 1-1 When so much hinges on so many minute things, an interesting energy permeates a playoff series. Both teams had ample opportunity to seize a win last night or to completely fumble the game away; neither happened. Instead, two mostly equal teams played, and one just kind of outlast the other one. If the…

2015 Western Conference Playoffs First Round San Antonio 92, Los Angeles Clippers 107 Clippers lead series 1-0 After last night’s evisceration at the hand of the Clippers, I think we can safely assume two things: one) we might have seen the absolute pinnacle of how well the Clippers can play; and, two) we might have seen the absolute worst of how poorly the Spurs can play. So by that logic,…

Andrew and Noriel join me in a look around the league, just hours before the 2014-2015 NBA Playoffs tip off. We discuss: Does home court advantage matter that much? How long will it take Pop and the team to decipher the Clippers? How will the other Western Conference series match-ups shake out? Will Anthony Davis be as good as he has been in the regular season? Do we care about…

The final day of the 2015 NBA regular season was not kind to the San Antonio Spurs. They fell from the 2-seed to the 6-seed, and went from facing the struggling Dallas Mavericks (with homecourtĀ advantage) to the similarly sizzling Los Angeles Clippers (on the road). And it’s not just that the Clippers are a very good team, it’s that they are one of a handful of teams with legitimate title…