"I thought we got some really tough calls tonight, some brutal calls," Rivers said late Tuesday night. "The travel on
Barnes was called for goaltending with 5 minutes and 45 seconds left in the second quarter. Griffin was called for traveling with 5:01 left in the third quarter. Redick received his sixth foul with 48 seconds left in the fourth quarter. And Chris Paul received a controversial technical foul with 4:48 left in the fourth quarter.
All of those calls had a big impact on the game, considering it came down to the wire.
With 4.9 seconds left and the Clippers down, 108-107, Griffin shot a contested one-handed floater that rolled around the rim. DeAndre Jordan tipped the ball in and was called for offensive interference on the play.
After the play, Griffin immediately fouled
The Clippers now face elimination in Game 6 in San Antonio on Thursday. Game time is 6:30 p.m. PDT.
The Spurs have a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. A Game 7, if necessary, is Saturday at Staples Center.