Instant Reaction: Spurs Dominate Clippers For 100-73 Win, Take 2-1 Series Lead

San Antonio started fast and held a double-digit lead in the first quarter, but cooled off a bit in the second as they led 46-38 at the half. It didn't take long for them to recapture their hot streak in the second half, though, as they quickly built a 20-point lead and cruised to the easy victory.

San Antonio now leads the series 2-1.

Turning Point:

The Spurs outscored the Clippers 24-11 in the third quarter (Los Angeles' lowest scoring total in a quarter all season), turning this one from a close game into a total blowout.

Key Stat:

San Antonio took over this game with their defense as they held the Clippers to an absolutely awful 34.1 percent shooting night from the floor, including just 26.1 percent from three-point range.

San Antonio MVP:

Kawhi Leonard had the kind of game that reminded everyone why he was Finals MVP last year as he dominated on both ends of the floor with a career-high 32 points, three steals, and two blocks.

Los Angeles MVP: 

Blake Griffin was the only Clipper who had anything close to resembling a good game with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists while sitting out of the fourth quarter.

What's Next?

Game 4 between these two teams will be Sunday in San Antonio at 3:30 p.m. ET. The game will be televised by ABC.

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