Clippers 91, Spurs 87
Feb. 01, 2002
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ Michael Olowokandi had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Elton Brand added 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers beat San Antonio 91-87 Thursday night, snapping a 15-game losing streak against the Spurs.
Five players scored in double figures for the Clippers. Quentin Richardson scored 18 points, Jeff McInnis 15 and Eric Piatkowski 11.
Tim Duncan had 23 points and 16 rebounds for the Spurs, who lost their fourth straight home game, their longest home losing streak since April 1997.
Malik Rose added 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Steve Smith and Antonio Daniels each scored 15 points.
Trailing 69-65 entering the fourth quarter, the Spurs used a 6-0 run to take a 71-69 lead.
The Clippers countered with an 11-4 run later in the period to take an 85-81 lead with 1:50 remaining.
Terry Porter made two free throws to cut the Clippers' lead to 89-87.
Duncan drove to the basket with one second remaining, but his shot was blocked by Darius Miles.
McInnis made two free throws with 0.9 seconds left to seal the victory.
Daniels hit a 15-foot jumper with 25 seconds left in the second quarter to give the Spurs a 49-47 halftime lead.
Notes: San Antonio guard Charles Smith missed the game because of a lower abdominal strain. Smith is averaging 8.8 points and 2.2 rebounds in a reserve role. ... David Robinson returned to the starting lineup after sitting out the Charlotte game with a right quad contusion .. The Clippers are now 5-15 in road games.