The Spurs' Tiago Splitter, center, scores as the Clippers' Willie Green, left, and Blake Griffin defend him during the second half. (Eric Gay / Associated Press)
San Antonio — Tiago Splitter had a season-high 22 points before he was hurt, Tim Duncan added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Clippers 116-92 Saturday night in the Clippers’ first game without injured All-Star Chris Paul.
Tony Parker had 17 points, Manu Ginobili added 15 points and Kawhi Leonard had 10 points for San Antonio (26-8).
Splitter left with 9:37 remaining, injuring his right shoulder after charging into Ryan Hollins’ chest.
Jamal Crawford scored 24 points, Blake Griffin had 19 points and Darren Collison added 14 points and six assists starting in place of Paul, who separated his right shoulder Friday night against the Dallas Mavericks.
Los Angeles gave up 70 points in the first half for the second consecutive night, but rallying proved tougher to do against a 35-point lead than the three-point deficit they faced against Dallas.
While the Clippers understandably stalled without their leader, who is expected to be out three to five weeks, the rest of their game disappeared, too.
Los Angeles had just one rebound in the first quarter while allowing San Antonio to score a season-high 37 points.
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.
(At) Indiana 99, New Orleans 82: Paul George scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead four Pacers in double figures and Indiana rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit. Lance Stephenson scored 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting, Danny Granger came off the bench to score 13 and George Hill added 10 for Indiana.
Miami 110, (at) Orlando 94: Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each had 20 points. Rashard Lewis added 18 points and LeBron James 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
(At) Brooklyn 89, Cleveland 82: Deron Williams scored 21 points, and Paul Pierce added 17 while moving past Allen Iverson into 19th place on the NBA’s career scoring list. Andray Blatche had 12 points in his return from a four-game absence as the Nets won their second straight, just their second winning streak of the season. They limited a Cleveland team playing without star guard Kyrie Irving to 37 percent shooting and matched their best defensive performance of the season.
(At) Chicago 91, Atlanta 84: Mike Dunleavy scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter. Luol Deng added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls, hitting two free throws with 8.8 seconds left to seal the win. Chicago led for most of the way in winning for the fifth time in seven games.
Oklahoma City 115, (at) Minnesota 111: Kevin Durant scored 23 of his season-high 48 points in the fourth quarter and hit the winner with 4 seconds to play to rally the Thunder from 13 points down. Durant went 7 for 11 from the field and hit four 3-pointers in the final quarter to help the Thunder rebound from two straight losses at home.
(At) Phoenix 116, Milwaukee 100: Gerald Green had a season-best 24 points and a career-high five steals starting in place of the injured Eric Bledsoe. Channing Frye added 22 points, going 6 of 9 on 3-pointers, Goran Dragic scored 13 of his 15 in the second half and Markieff Morris added 14 for the Suns, who have won 11 of 14 but were coming off a home loss to Memphis on Thursday.
Nets center Brook Lopez had surgery on his broken right foot, with the team saying a second procedure was done in hopes of preventing further injury.
... The Suns say guard Eric Bledsoe will be out for at least another week with a sprained right knee.