San Antonio Spurs
Chris Paul had 34 points and seven assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and 19 rebounds, and the Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 on Sunday.
Injuries limited Leonard to just 64 games this season. But he still managed to make an enormous impact, especially on the defensive end of the floor.
After three years of early-round failures, the Los Angeles Clippers are hungry for their first major taste of postseason success.
The NBA needs the Mavs and Spurs series to go 7.
On Wednesday night, Oklahoma City will need a win at Minnesota, plus a victory by the San Antonio Spurs at New Orleans, to get into the postseason.
The Dallas Mavericks outcome in Utah on Monday was muddled. A 109-92 loss for which Dirk, Tyson and Monta didn’t even show up. But now the Mavs’ playoff picture suddenly has a great deal of clarity.
Boris Diaw scored 19 points, helping the San Antonio Spurs pull away for a 94-76 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.
San Antonio was unable to slow Monta Ellis in a 101-94 loss to the Mavericks on Tuesday, as the veteran guard matched his season high with 38 points.
Monta Ellis matched his season high with 38 points and the Dallas Mavericks rallied in the second half to defeat the San Antonio Spurs 101-94 on Tuesday night.
Gregg Popovich spent 19 seasons teaching his players how to use teamwork and ball movement to break down defenses. The philosophy still works.
Westbrook had 34 points and 11 assists, and ignited a decisive run in the fourth quarter to help Oklahoma City beat San Antonio 114-106 on Thursday in a fiery Western Conference Finals rematch.
Ellis equaled his season high with 38 points, including 11 during the final four minutes, as the Mavericks rallied late to beat the depleted San Antonio Spurs 99-93.