San Antonio was outscored 29-14 in the second quarter while shooting 3 for 18 from the field.
Neal, returning to the lineup after missing two games with a cut on his right index finger, made a runner on his first attempt to give San Antonio a 30-20 lead. That runner with 11:19 left in the half was the last basket for 8 minutes for the Spurs, who missed 11 shots and had six turnovers in the drought.
Paul's jumper gave the Clippers a 34-33 lead with 5:31 left that they extended to 45-36 on Paul's 22-foot jumper.
Danny Green's 3-pointer pulled the Spurs to 67-63 with 1:29 remaining in the third, but Paul responded with another jumper on the ensuing possession.
NOTES: Spurs swingman Stephen Jackson suffered a non-displaced fracture to his right pinkie finger late in the first quarter and is expected to miss four to six weeks. He was starting his second game in place of Kawhi Leonard, who is out with quadriceps tendinitis in his left knee. Jackson is averaging 8.3 points this season while making 10 of 34 3-point attempts.
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