Blake Griffin’s costly turnover give the San Antonio Spurs game two win to even series according to ESPN. Griffin finished with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists.
The Los Angeles Clipper had an opportunity to possibly win the series against the Spurs, but gave it away in the fourth quarter. Blake Griffin dribbles the ball up two with 11.9 seconds. He gives it away to Patty Mills and seals two free throws to send the game into overtime. Spurs had all of the momentum in overtime to win the game. Griffin knew the loss was on him.
“That game is pretty much 100 percent on me,” Griffin said. “I got the ball, and up two needed to take care of it, needed to get a good shot or try to get fouled and turned it over, so that game is on me.”
Griffin played one of his best basketball games in the postseason. He ended with a triple double, but that turnover just blemish his performance. The Clippers have one day to recover from the lost and hope to rebound in game three on the road.
“Blake puts more pressure on himself than anybody else does,” Jamal Crawford said. “The game did not come down to one possession. We were still up two points. If we are being honest, we were blessed to be in that situation, considering the free throws and turnovers. There is no way we get to 1-1 without Blake, so we will move forward.”