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Tim Duncan’s and-1 game winner beats Clippers (VIDEO)

Mar 30, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

It was a well-designed play well executed. That is to say, it was vintage Spurs.

Down 1 with :07 seconds left to the Clippers, the Spurs needed a last second shot and (with Manu Ginobili out) logic suggests they would turn to Tony Parker (who can create his own look). But while Parker tries to flash to the corner he is the decoy. Danny Green gets the inbounds out high but after Tim Duncan sets a screen for Parker he curls up toward a favorite spot of his, the elbow. Kawhi Leonard inbounded the ball then went and set a screen for Duncan so when Duncan gets the pass from Green,  he can take one dribble and pull up in a spot he loves. make a pump fake that Willie Green bites on then goes up knowing he’s going to get a foul call.

He also got the shot to fall. And-one. Game Spurs. Duncan finished with 34 points and 11 boards.

When it came down to little plays and execution, the Spurs were the Spurs and the Clippers… are coached by Vinny Del Negro.

  1. kavika6 - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    Best power forward ever!

  2. 13arod - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    hall of famer

  3. cakemixa - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Mmm…tears of second year Floppers fans taste so good.

    • dannymac17 - Mar 30, 2013 at 6:33 PM

      Its gonna be hilarious when you flop out of the playoff race lmfaoooo

  4. lemfax - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Great!!!

  5. skol22 - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Go Spurs Go! Bring on the playoffs!

  6. davidly - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    The great Tim Duncan played the percentages by holding it to get the call and erring toward the front of the rim. The great Spurs play the percentages by getting your man in his range.

    The and-1, however, belies Kobe Bryant’s spurious assertion from the night before last: They do call that sh**.

  7. cosanostra71 - Mar 30, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Duncan is such a great player

  8. ragingmouse - Mar 30, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    He’s been imposing his will on teams lately!

    Great player ! Keep it up big D!

  9. edwardemanuelson - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    The GOAT does it again, and the young cat fell right for it.

  10. dannymac17 - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    I am glad we are talking about the obvious foul on Paul at the end of the game.

    Timmy is a beast though.

  11. money2long - Mar 30, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    duncan needs a statue

  12. borderline1988 - Mar 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Man…bad defense…a FT shot from Duncan without his feet being set is exactly the type of shot you’d want to give up.

    I wonder if Popovich actually instructed Duncan to pump-fake, as if he knew the defender would bite. He’s a freaking genious.

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