Spurs Crush Paul-less Clippers

(San Antonio, TX) -- The Spurs led by 35 points at halftime and cruised to a 116-92 win over the Clippers at the AT&T Center. Tim Duncan had 19 points with 11 rebounds and Tiago Splitter led the way with 22 points for San Antonio. Tony Parker added 17 points and nine assists. L.A. played without injured guard Chris Paul in its first game since his shoulder injury that will have him out for several weeks. Jamal Crawford's 24 points led the Clippers. Blake Griffin added 19 points and seven rebounds. The Spurs have won four of their last five to go to 26-and-8. The Clips dropped to 23-and-13.
Spurs forward Tim Duncan says they were strong in the paint.
Spurs guard Manu Ginobili says they dominated in the first half.
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich says the defense was very good.
Clippers forward Blake Griffin says its tough replacing Chris Paul while he is injured.
Clippers forward Blake Griffin says they were blown out in the first half of the game.
Clippers head coach Doc Rivers says his team played like young amateurs.