SAN ANTONIO (AP) – The Los Angeles Clippers are aware their toughness, resolve and focus has been questioned for years. They also know there is only one way to silence that talk.
The Clippers proved their mettle against the veteran San Antonio Spurs again, overcoming another disappointing loss to set up what could be a defining victory for their franchise.
Blake Griffin had 26 points and 12 rebounds and Chris Paul had 19 points and 15 assists as the Clippers held on for a 102-96 victory over the Spurs on Thursday night, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round series.
« I’ve been saying it all year, this team is tough, » Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers said. « They are mentally tough. We hear all the stuff about them, but this team is mentally tough. We’ve got to do it again. »
The Clippers held off a…
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