The Spurs showed their depth down the stretch, playing without Manu Ginobili, who fouled out, and Tony Parker, who left with an Achilles injury. Danny Green stepped up for the Spurs in the fourth, hitting 3 big shots from beyond the arc for his 9 points.
Duncan struggled in the fourth, going 1-for-5 in the final quarter. He made up for it in overtime, scoring 4 straight points, while Patty Mills added 8 of his 18 points in the extra period.
Duncan became the fifth player in NBA history with 5,000 career playoff points.The Spurs have yet to lose the first two games of a first round series in the Tim Duncan era, including going 8-0 in game twos following a game one loss.
San Antonio blew 10-point leads in the third and fourth quarters, but forced a late Blake Griffin turnover with 11 seconds left to give them a chance to tie. Mills sent the game into overtime by sinking 2 free throws in the final 8 seconds.
Despite the turnover, Griffin had the best playoff game of his career, recording his first career postseason triple-double. He finished the night with 29 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists, but claimed that the loss was "100 percent on me."
D'Andre Jordan had 20 points and 15 rebounds, despite finishing just 4-of-12 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter. He was 6-of-17 from the line overall on Wednesday, and has gone 11-for-29 in the first 2 games of the series. Los Angeles struggled as a team at the line, missing 17 free throws on the night and committing 11 turnovers in the loss.
The Spurs outscored the Clippers 17-13 in overtime. This is the only one of eight series tied after two games. The series shifts to San Antonio for game 3 on Friday night.