The Los Angeles Clippers eliminated the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night with a sensational 111-109 win over the defending champions.
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Game 7 didn’t disappoint as it stuck to the same script that these two teams have been writing all series, as it came down to a clutch last-gasp shot from Clippers point guard Chris Paul to separate the two teams.
After numerous lead changes and big plays on both ends of the floor, the Clippers eventually prevailed despite Paul suffering from a hamstring injury throughout the game.
CP3 practically played the game on one leg, but he ended it with 27 points while Blake Griffin added 24 points and 13 rebounds in the winning effort.
Tim Duncan scored 27 points while Tony Parker had 20, but the defending champions didn’t have enough to avoid defeat and now questions will undoubtedly be asked about their more immediate future with Duncan and Manu Ginobili likely to come back for their final seasons next year.
Nevertheless, the Clippers have finally overcome a huge hurdle and they will now be full of confidence moving forward where they will face the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semi-finals.