Clippers Beat Wizards 110-103 For 4th Straight Win
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin led five players in double figures with 29 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers used a 10-4 run over the final 2:48 to beat the Washington Wizards 110-103 Wednesday night for their fourth win in a row.
Back home for the first time after going 5-2 on their Grammy road trip, the Clippers improved to 19-3 at Staples Center this season.
Jamal Crawford added 21 points, including two 3-pointers from 29 and 33 feet, and DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 17 rebounds for the Clippers, who beat the Wizards for the sixth straight time at home. Darren Collison scored 16 points to help the team improve to 11-3 without the injured Chris Paul.
Bradley Beal scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth, and John Wall had 19 points and 11 assists for Washington.
The Wizards, who trailed by 16 points in the game, cut their deficit to 81-80 early in the fourth on Garrett Temple’s steal and basket. After Crawford scored, Beal’s basket got the Wizards within one again.
J.J. Redick, who finished with 20 points, and Crawford combined to score the Clippers’ first 16 points of the fourth, with Redick hitting two 3-pointers in that stretch to put them up 97-90.
Kevin Seraphin’s basket got Washington to 100-99. Collison scored and the Wizards had a basket disallowed on a shot-clock violation. Jordan got fouled and stepped to the line having made just 2 of 6 to that point. But he sank both to extend the Clippers’ lead to 104-99.
Beal, who was 4 of 6 from the line, got fouled and missed both. Jordan made another pair of free throws for a 106-99 lead. Crawford added two more, going 11 of 12 from the line.
Notes: The Wizards blew their seventh chance this season to go over .500, slipping to 22-23. They haven’t won a game to go above that mark since Oct. 31, 2009. … Los Angeles swept the season series, 2-0. … Clippers reserve F Antawn Jamison didn’t play because of a viral illness. … Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp attended the game.
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