The first eight minutes of Game 5 Tuesday night was pretty much the Clippers’ dream scenario — the Spurs were missing shots, the Clippers were getting out and running, and it was a dunkfest. The fans at Staples Center loved it.
Above was DeAndre Jordan finishing the alley-oop from Chris Paul. Then there was Blake Griffin — who had 21 points in the first half — doing his thing.
The Clippers were up by 14 early, but the Spurs battled back — not so coincidentally when Doc Rivers went to the Clipper bench — and by the middle of the second quarter this was a game. As we have come to expect from this series.