Paul, Griffin Lead Clippers’ Rout Over Bobcats
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan all had double-doubles after three quarters as the Los Angeles Clippers handed the dreadful Charlotte Bobcats yet another lopsided loss, 111-86 on Saturday night.
Paul toyed with the Bobcats, finishing with 18 points and 14 assists in only 28 minutes.
Griffin had 21 points and 10 rebounds and DeAndre Jordan had 11 points with 12 rebounds. Caron Butler added 16 points as the Clippers opened an 84-52 lead after three quarters.
Kemba Walker had 19 points for the Bobcats, who’ve lost a franchise-record 14 straight and are on pace to match a dubious NBA record.
At 3-24, the Bobcats’ winning percentage (.125) equals that of the NBA’s all-time worst franchise, the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers finished 9-72. The Bobcats are on pace to finish this year’s lockout-shortened 66-game schedule with eight wins.