Tiago Splitter scored 22 points before a right shoulder injury forced him to leave, Tim Duncan finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs handily defeated the Los Angeles 116-92 on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) in the Clippers' first game without injured All-Star Chris Paul.
Tony Parker had 17 points for San Antonio (26-8). Splitter left with 9:37 remaining after charging into Ryan Hollins' chest.
Jamal Crawford scored 24 points for Los Angeles, and Blake Griffin had 19. Darren Collison added 14 points and six assists while starting in place of Paul, who separated his right shoulder Friday night against Dallas.