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San Antonio Spurs miss opportunity to put pressure on Clippers
San Antonio Spurs miss opportunity to put pressure on Clippers

To be sure, the San Antonio Spurs squandered an opportunity to push the Clippers to the playoff ledge. Instead, the best-of-seven series is now tied 2-2, both teams knowing that the winner of Game 5 Tuesday night at Staples Center will leave one of them on the brink of elimination. “The whole point is to get to four,” said Spurs forward Tim Duncan, referring to how many games it will take to win the series. “So however that goes. You get three, you have a better chance, obviously. [But] it’s not over until you get that fourth game. “The closeout game is going to be tough no matter which way it goes. But the one in front of us right now is this fifth...

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