The San Antonio Spurs suffered their first loss of the season Wednesday night, but the Los Angeles Clippers' 106-84 beatdown felt like much more than that.
It's rare to see the Spurs get handled, but that's exactly what the Clippers did. Winning three of four quarters helped, but blowing Gregg Popovich's squad out of the water 35-21 in the third quarter provided the ultimate spark.
The Clippers were paced by Blake Griffin and Dion Jordan, who each scored 20-plus points and snatched 10-plus rebounds. Add in Chris Paul's 10-point, 12-assist performance, and you have yourself an extremely dangerous offense.
San Antonio had no answer. Not only did the Clippers' starters bring it, but they received three double-digit efforts off the bench as well. When Danny Green's 12 points and Tim Duncan's 10 are leading your team, that's not going to go over well most of the time.
For a complete look at the box score, check out NBA.com.
Player of the Game: Dion Jordan
When Jordan plays like this, the Clippers are tough to beat.
He scored 20 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, blocked four shots and even stole two passes, all while picking up just one personal foul on the evening.
Griffin and Jordan create one of the most athletic underneath duos in the NBA, but Jordan struggles with consistency at times. When he plays like this though, he's a menace on both ends of the floor.
What's Next for the San Antonio Spurs?
The 4-1 Spurs will try to bounce back when they travel to face the Sacramento Kings Friday night.
What's Next for the Los Angeles Clippers?
The 3-2 Clippers will try to ride this momentum into another victory when they travel to Portland to face the Trail Blazers on Thursday.