The Spurs were 9 of 22 from 3-point range, with Leonard hitting three.
Los Angeles came in 2-1 at home in the playoffs and 24-9 during the regular season. With their red-clad sellout crowd on its feet, the Clippers were still shooting 63 percent midway through the second quarter, when Griffin's one-handed dunk kept them ahead by 20 points.
The Spurs closed the half on a 15-5 spurt, with Parker and Ginobili scoring five each, to trail 53-43 at the break. Griffin missed just three of his 13 shots in the first half, when the Clippers controlled the boards and the paint.
The Clippers opened the game with a rush, outscoring the Spurs 33-11 while shooting 64 percent. Los Angeles ended the first quarter on a 20-2 run, including 14 in a row. Griffin scored 12 points in the spurt, hitting eight straight while the Spurs committed six turnovers and made just five of 20 field goals.
Notes: The Clippers have lost 29 of 33 games against the Spurs dating to Dec. 1, 2003. ... The Clippers have dropped all three games in the series by double digits. ... The Clippers have lost all six of their playoff series in franchise history after losing Game 1. ... The teams were even in the paint with 44 points each after the Spurs had dominated there in Game 2. ... The Clippers controlled the boards, 44-41, after being outrebounded in seven of their previous nine playoff games.
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