Paul finished with 27 points on 9-of-13 shooting. Blake Griffin scored 24 points and made 10 of his 11 free throw attempts. Tim Duncan scored 27 points for the Spurs and tied the game with a pair of free throws with eight seconds left to play.
The Clippers advance to take on the Houston Rockets in the next round.
The game capped a hard-fought series in which only one game was decided by more than nine points. Plenty of current and former NBA players shared their excitement on Twitter.
Wow CP3!!!! Toughhhhh— Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) May 3, 2015
CP3 not trying to lose tonight!— Nik Stauskas (@NStauskas11) May 3, 2015
Killer!!@CP3— Baron Davis (@BaronDavis) May 3, 2015
I love basketball— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) May 3, 2015
GAME 7 woaahh— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) May 3, 2015
Great Game— Dorell Wright (@DWRIGHTWAY1) May 3, 2015
Wow! Unbelievable series, so proud of my guys. Big play by Chris Paul. Congrats to the Clippers— David Robinson (@DavidtheAdmiral) May 3, 2015
Wow 😳— Jason Thompson (@jtthekid) May 3, 2015
Tim Duncan is a GREAT. Pressure is nothing to him— TJ Ford (@tj_ford) May 3, 2015