In-front of their home crowd, Clippers didn’t managed to pull-off a win for a possible extension of their best of 7 second round playoff series. Spurs entered game 4 with the 3-0 series lead over Clippers in Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Although San Antonio trailed on the early minutes of the games, their experience showed and paid off when Tony Parker delivered his clutch baskets during the last minutes of the games. He said “That was a great game for our young guys to get some experience. At the end of the game we executed our plays and made big baskets.”
Tim Duncan and Tony Parker led the top scorers for Spurs with combined points of 38 (21 for Duncan, 17 for Parker) to win the game at 102-99. They will now wait for the winner of Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder to play for the Western Conference Finals.
Remaining Semifinals Game
Three more teams are waiting to finish their semifinals games. L.A Lakers will take a trip to Oklahoma City on Monday May 21 (Tuesday morning in Manila, May 22) to again face the Thunders in a do or die game. OKC leads the series 3-1. Meanwhile, Miami Heat was able tie the series 2-2 after they beat Indiana Pacers in their own court in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Next game will be on Tuesday, May 22 (Wednesday morning in Manila, May 23) at the Miami’s American Airlines Arena. Another series tie is the playoffs between Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics. Game 5 will be in Boston on Monday, May 21 (Tuesday morning in Manila, May 22).
- NBA Playoffs 2012, Clippers Vs. Spurs Game 4 Final Score: L.A. Can’t Hold Off San Antonio Sweep, 102-99 (losangeles.sbnation.com)
- San Antonio Spurs complete sweep of Los Angeles Clippers in West semifinals (aol.sportingnews.com)
- Spurs sweep Clippers, advance to West finals (abs-cbnnews.com)