LOS ANGELES (AP) Blake Griffin had 30 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, Eric Gordon scored 29 points in his return to the Clippers’ lineup, and Los Angeles beat Cleveland 100-92 on Saturday to end a nine game losing streak against the Cavaliers.
About an 1 1/2 before tipoff, the arena was in lockdown while police subdued a knife-wielding man who got past security and ended up in front of the Cavaliers’ bench. Both teams were safely tucked away in their dressing rooms during the tense standoff.
It did not delay the start of the game, which was followed by an NHL tilt between the Kings and Anaheim Ducks.
The Clippers’ victory avenged a 126-119 overtime loss at Cleveland on Feb. 11, when the Cavs snapped their NBA-record 26-game losing streak.
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