"In the first half we looked more AAU," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. "The ball stuck. I bet half the time it was one pass, shot; one pass, shot."
After Collison's jumper with 2:20 left in the first, Los Angeles didn't score again until Matt Barnes' layup with 9:40 left in the half. San Antonio extended its lead to 70-35 at the half, its season high for point in an opening half.
NOTES: Spurs F Boris Diaw missed the game with an undisclosed illness. . The Clippers' Stephen Jackson received a mixed reaction upon entering the game in the final 2 minutes. Jackson was waived late last season after reportedly butting heads with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. . The Spurs' public address announcer mistakenly screamed "Manu Ginobili" in the opening minute of game, crediting him with an assist on Tiago Splitter's basket even though the guard had yet to enter. The assist actually belonged to Marco Belinelli, Ginobili's friend and former Euroleague teammate. . When the shot clock resent incorrectly late in the third quarter, Rivers asked if they could start over. After official Monty McCutchen said they would reset it, Rivers said, "No, can we start the game over?"