Regular Season Series (Game 3 of 4)

Series starts 12/31

Game 1: Friday, December 31st
Game 2: Wednesday, January 19th
Game 3: Wednesday, April 6th
Game 4: Saturday, April 9th

Clippers 82

(34-42, 9-29 away)

Spurs 91

(55-19, 36-3 home)

    Coverage: FSSW

    7:30 PM ET, April 6, 2005

    AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX

    1 2 3 4 T
    LAC 16 17 24 2582
    SA 18 24 30 1991

    Top Performers

    Los Angeles: C. Maggette 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    San Antonio: B. Barry 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Barry hits four 3s in third-quarter spurt

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Manu Ginobili scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half and Brent Barry added four 3-pointers to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 91-82 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.

    Spurs without Duncan, last two seasons
    '04-05 12 games 6-6
    '03-04 13 games 6-7

    The Clippers got to within 49-45 on a three-point play by Chris Wilcox midway through the third, but San Antonio made 10 of its final 11 shots, including four 3-pointers, in the quarter to extend its lead to 72-57 heading into the fourth.

    The Spurs pushed their lead to 22 points early in the fourth before the teams went to their reserves.

    Barry finished with 12 points on 4-for-5 shooting from beyond the arc. Tony Parker had 11 points, and Bruce Bowen and Beno Udrih each added 10. Sean Marks had 10 rebounds in 17 minutes.

    San Antonio went without Tim Duncan (right ankle sprain) for an eighth consecutive game, while Bobby Simmons (left leg bruise) and Chris Kaman (lower back strain) sat out for Los Angeles.

    Corey Maggette led the Clippers with 23 points on 6-for-16 shooting, with only two of his baskets coming in the second half. Elton Brand scored 13 and Wilcox 10 for Los Angeles, which shot 39 percent and committed 22 turnovers. The Spurs had 10 steals, four by Robert Horry.

    Parker made his first three shots to account for seven of San Antonio's first 10 points, while Los Angeles missed eight of its first nine attempts.

    A pair of free throws by Maggette and a layup by Rick Brunson late in the first gave the Clippers a 16-13 lead, but the Spurs followed with a 23-9 run, capped by a fast-break layup by Barry's second 3-pointer of the game.

    Maggette scored 15 of the Clippers' 33 first-half points. The Clippers had only 10 baskets but 15 turnovers in the first two periods. Brand missed all seven of his shots in the half, which ended with San Antonio up by nine.

    Game notes

    Glenn Robinson, signed as free agent Monday, made three of his four shots and finished with seven points in 13 minutes in his San Antonio debut. ... Marks is the second Spurs player to reach double digits in rebounds since Duncan got hurt. Rasho Nesterovic had 11 in a March 21 loss to New York. ... Marko Jaric of Los Angeles left the game in the third with a sore right foot. ... Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy was ejected with 38 seconds left in the game when he picked up his second technical foul. ... San Antonio and the Clippers play again Saturday night in Los Angeles.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 82 91
    FGM-FGA 29-75 (.387) 33-75 (.440)
    3PM-3PA 5-9 (.556) 10-22 (.455)
    FTM-FTA 19-25 (.760) 15-23 (.652)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 15-45 13-39
    Assists 14 24
    Turnovers 22 17
    Steals 5 10
    Blocks 6 9
    Fast Break Points 11 14
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (3/0) 26 (1/0)
    Largest Lead 3 22

    Top Performers

    Los Angeles
    San Antonio
    Corey Maggette Maggette
    Points: 23
    Reb: 5
    Ast: 5
    Stl: 1
    Blk: 0
    Brent Barry Barry
    Points: 12
    Reb: 5
    Ast: 4
    Stl: 1
    Blk: 1