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“If the Clippers play like this, and Chris Paul is this good, and Blake Griffin is this good, it’ll be hard to beat them” - Jeff Van Gundy

Clips can't close door on Spurs

Kawhi Leonard made one bad decision on a heat check of a jumper, but he has San Antonio right back in the thick of it with less than 2 minutes remaining in the fourth. Chris Paul (30 points, 7 assists) has been huge; can he keep L.A. from going down 3-1? Watch live

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Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Wow. Back to back threes from Kawhi Leonard. It's now 106-98. Some Spurs fans had already started heading for the exits.

Six could nix Clippers' hopes

Chris Paul has fouled out of 9 games in his career, playoffs and regular season included. His teams are 0-9 in those contests.

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Chris Paul is staying in the game for now because, well, they have no depth. Lester Hudson isn't playing in this spot.

Chris Paul takes the fifth in fourth

It's a good thing for the Clippers that Austin Rivers is on fire, because CP3 just picked up his fifth foul with over 8 minutes remaining in regulation. All 5 Paul fouls have come in the second half. The Clippers' lead hovers at just a shade under double digits ... for now. Watch live on ESPN/Watch ESPN

Stephen A Smith @stephenasmith

Wow! I'm about to faint. Austin Rivers is balling. Possibly saving the Clippers season right now. Clips have extended the lead w/ DJ out.

J.A. Adande @jadande

A Redick-and-Rivers fast break in the fourth quarter of a crucial game. The NBA playoffs never cease to amaze

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Austin Rivers has 13 points off the bench for the Clippers. The rest of the bench has combined for 8 points.

Popovich has all the answers

There's nothing like a between-quarters Gregg Popovich interview. Why are the Spurs losing? "Too many fundamental errors." How can they fix that? "More attention to detail." Sounds about right! Watch live

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Clippers out in front after three

The good news for Chris Paul & Co. is L.A. took its biggest lead of the game late in the third quarter and is up on the Spurs 81-76 in a game with 18 lead changes so far. The bad news is that Paul has 4 fouls with 12 minutes left. Watch live

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Love not happy with Olynyk's foul
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Cavs forward Kevin Love on the foul that forced him out of the game: "That's not the way it's supposed to be. That's not the way you play basketball. ... The league will take a look at it, and it better be swift and just."

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

This would be a good time for Doc Rivers to take DeAndre Jordan out since he has to rest anyway and could come back to start the 4th.

Doc Rivers has strong opinions on Manu
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The Clippers head coach apparently doesn't think Ginobili can guard Jamal Crawford. "He cannot guard you, but you're [messing] with him. He cannot guard you!" ESPN's Arash Markazi overheard Rivers telling the L.A. guard.

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Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

A loud "Beat L.A.!" chant in San Antonio. As someone who covered some great Lakers-Spurs series. Odd hearing that for the Clippers now.