Duncan entered the game with 4,999 points, trailing Michael Jordan (5,987), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762), Kobe Bryant (5,640) and Shaquille O'Neal (5,250).
Duncan scored 11 points and added 11 rebounds in Game 1 of the series, but the Clippers won 107–92.
In his 18th NBA season, Duncan averaged 13.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 blocks in 28.9 minutes per game.
Duncan has played in the playoffs in all 18 seasons and entered Thursday averaging 21.3 points, 11.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.3 blocks in 235 postseason games. The Spurs last missed the playoffs in 1996–1997, the season before they drafted Duncan first overall out of Wake Forest.