The San Antonio Spurs got their first road win of the new season by beating the Los Angeles Clippers 97-88 at the Staples Center.
It was the fourth straight loss for the Clippers (0-4) who played without Baron Davis. The Spurs (2-1) beat the Clippers for the 17th straight time.
Tiago Splitter played in his NBA debut in limited action and George Hill only played six minutes because of a flagrant foul committed on him by Clipper's forward Craig Smith. Smith was subsequently ejected from the game.
The Spurs used their depth to win this one and it's time to check on the numbers that stood out on the teams' recent win.
80 - The Spurs made 12-15 (80%) of their foul shots compared to the Clippers who only converted 8-16 (50%) of their free throws.
46.3 - For the first time in three games, the Spurs held their opponents to less than 50% shooting from the field, holding the Clippers to a 46.3% shooting from the field while making 48.1% of their own shots.
42.9 - After making just 23.1% of their three point attempts against the Hornets, the Spurs converted 9-21 (42.9%) of their three point shots against the Clippers. Including 4-8 (50%) from Gary Neal and 2-3 (66.7%) from James Anderson.
42 - The Clippers dominated the paint outscoring the Spurs 42-36 on inside points with Griffin and Kaman combining for 35.
32 - The Spurs bench outscored the Clipper's bench 32-7. Sixteen coming from Neal and eight from Anderson.
23 - Eric Gordon led all scorers with 23 points, including a career high 11 assists.
19 - Tony Parker led the Spurs with 19 points, 9 assists and 3 steals.
16 - Gary Neal provided the offensive spark off the Spurs' bench. He scored 16 points, grabbed six boards and dished out two assists.
10 - Tiago Splitter played 10 minutes and had 2 points, 2 rebounds and a steal in his NBA debut.
0 - DeJuan Blair went scoreless in 20 minutes of action and took just one field goal attempt, he had 5 rebounds, an assist and a block. Richard Jefferson had zero turnover in 31 minutes of playing time and added 18 points for the Spurs.
What's Next? The Spurs will continue their road trip on Wednesday when they visit the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Spurs will be looking for some revenge after being swept by the Suns in the playoffs last season.