Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Clippers 111, Spurs 109
THC couldn't let Saturday night's magnificent Game 7 between the Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs pass without comment even if it is belated. This was an incredible Round 1 NBA Playoffs matchup and would have made for a great finals. The first six games were close and hard played but Game 7 took it to a higher level. We watched from the tip-off to the end and neither team let up for a minute. There were 31 lead changes, including 12 in the fourth quarter (it seemed more like 4,365). It was as good an NBA game as we could remember seeing and it was sports at its best.
We like both teams. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin of the Clippers are amazing to watch but we can never root against the 39-year old Tim Duncan, one of the ten best players in the league's history and a class act. And at the top of this post you can watch how it ended with Paul, who pulled a hamstring early in the game, scoring over Duncan.