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It all goes according to plan as Clippers roll past Spurs in Game 1
It all goes according to plan as Clippers roll past Spurs in Game 1

They said it would be about them, no disrespect to the San Antonio Spurs' five NBA championships, three veteran stars or soon-to-be Hall of Fame coach. All the Clippers needed to do, they said, was do play to their considerable strengths to do what many figured was unlikely: beat the Spurs. The Clippers unveiled a template for what that looks like Sunday night at Staples Center during a 107-92 victory in their playoff opener. There was Blake Griffin dunking and Chris Paul darting and Matt Barnes grappling and Jamal Crawford shooting the Spurs into submission, just like the Clippers scripted it. Griffin unfurled a dizzying array of dunks on the way to 26 points and Paul was a...

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