The Spurs routed the Clippers in Game 3, leading by as much as 37 points in their 100-73 victory on Friday. In that game, the Spurs outshot the Clippers from the field, 52.6% to 34.1%, and from beyond the three-point line, 41.7% to 26.1%.
The Clippers looked like a different team in Game 4, winning 114-105 on Sunday. In that game, the Clippers outshot the Spurs from the field, 54% to 44%.
In the series thus far, Blake Griffin is leading all players on both teams in assists (7.3 a game) and rebounds (13.3 a game). He's averaging more assists than Paul (six), who was the league leader in assists during the regular season. And he's averaging more rebounds during the playoffs than DeAndre Jordan (12.8), who was the league leader in rebounds during the regular season.
In Sunday's win, Griffin had 20 points, 19 rebounds and seven assists.
"Passing is always a point of emphasis, but I think defense and rebounding are two of the biggest things I've locked in on for this series," Griffin said Monday.
On Monday, Clippers Coach
"We have to play even better, I really believe that," Rivers said. "They're going to."