By John Felix Richardson
Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles – The Clippers dealt the Spurs, which has the league-best record, just its third loss of the season 90-85.
Coming in to the game, the Clippers has the league-worst record but still managed to upset San Antonio, who now dropped to 15-3. The Clippers improved to 4-15 in the season.
Los Angeles was led by rookie Blake Griffin, scoring 31 points and adding 13 rebounds. Eric Gordon added 21 points and returning from injury, Baron Davis had 7 points and 10 assists after missing 10 games for the Clippers because of a knee problem.
Griffin, who was supposed to spend his rookie year last season but was sidelined with an injury, has just won the rookie of the month award for November.
The Spurs was led by George Hill, who had 17 points and Manu Ginobili added 15 points. Tim Duncan only had 8 points while Tony Parker, who played only a few minutes in the second half, only chipped in 2 points.
Prior to the game, San Antonio was on an 8-game winning streak and absorbed just its second loss in 16 games. The Spurs just the other night, beat Golden State 118-98 in a game wherein Tim Duncan finished with a triple-double.
The last time that the Spurs had a lead was with about 5 minutes left in the first half when the Clippers made their 20-2 run and took the lead at halftime 48-40. The Clippers, though missing a lot of free throws, never gave up the lead since then.