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SAN ANTONIO — Blake Griffin had 26 points and 12 rebounds and Chris Paul had 19 points and 15 assists as the Los Angeles Clippers held on for a 102-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round series.

Marco Belinelli hit two 3-pointers in the final 80 seconds, including one with 14 seconds remaining, to cut the Clippers lead to 98-96. But Jamal Crawford hit two free throws to preserve the win.

The Clippers, who won for the second time in San Antonio, forced a Game 7 on Saturday in Los Angeles. No other first-round series has gone the distance.

J.J. Redick added 19 points and DeAndre Jordan had 15 points and 14 rebounds for Los Angeles.

Belinelli led San Antonio with 23 points, including going 7 for 11 from 3-point range.

Raul Dominguez, The Associated Press




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