Topics

NBA Playoffs
Clippers lack mental toughness in Game 3
Clippers lack mental toughness in Game 3

The moment required the Clippers to show some mental fortitude, something the NBA playoffs demand from all its participants. Instead, when the San Antonio Spurs hit them with a haymaker in the third quarter of Game 3 on Friday night, when Kawhi Leonard manhandled them, the Clippers had their “spirits broken.” No amount of Xs or Os can fix that for Game 4 on Sunday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. No strategy sessions by Clippers Coach Doc Rivers and his staff can mend a weakened state during these Western Conference first-round playoffs. Their will to compete was tested when crisis struck, and only Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and the rest of the...

Loading