PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.J. Redick had 23 points, including the tying 3-pointer late in regulation, and Jamal Crawford also scored 23 points to lead the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers to a 98-92 overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
The Clippers overcame their largest deficit in a victory this season, coming back from 19 points down to win their 19th game in the last 23 overall and 12th in the last 14 on the road.
Jerami Grant had 17 points to lead the 76ers, who were looking for their first winning streak of the season.
Philadelphia looked in good position to earn its ninth win of the season — and first over a team with a winning record — before Redick’s 3-pointer from the right wing with 10.5 seconds left in the fourth quarter tied the game at 88. The 76ers had a chance to win it in regulation, but Jahlil Okafor’s 15-foot jumper went long.
The Clippers took control in overtime, scoring the first eight points in the extra session as Philadelphia missed 10 straight shots to end regulation and start OT.
DeAndre Jordan had 12 points and 21 rebounds and Chris Paul contributed 19 points, six rebounds and seven assists for the Clippers, who have won nine straight over Philadelphia.
Ish Smith returned to the lineup after sitting out the 76ers’ 103-98 victory over Brooklyn on Saturday night with an ankle injury and had 16 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Okafor added 14 points and nine rebounds.
Already without injured starters Blake Griffin and Austin Rivers, coach Doc Rivers chose to rest Paul Pierce against Philadelphia. Rivers is out 4-to-6 weeks after breaking his left hand last Wednesday while Griffin remains sidelined after breaking his hand during a fight with a member of the equipment staff.
Philadelphia led by 10 points at halftime and controlled most of the second half.
The 76ers were up 88-85 with possession of the ball with 30 seconds remaining in regulation. Smith missed a 15-foot jumper and Nerlens Noel couldn’t corral the rebound. Following a timeout, Paul found a wide-open Redick, who swished a tying 3.
The Clippers improved to 18-4 without Griffin, who first was sidelined with a partially torn left quadriceps muscle injured on Christmas.
Los Angeles struggled mightily in the first half and was behind 59-49 at the break thanks largely to shooting 34 percent (16 for 47) from the field. Philadelphia led by as many as 12 points in the opening quarter and built its advantage to 51-32 with 4:24 left in the first half on a drive by Smith. They also led by 19 on Okafor’s putback dunk with 3:53 remaining before the Clippers scored 15 of 21 points to end the quarter.
Clippers: Crawford has scored at least 20 points in the last five games, averaging 22 points over that span. . Los Angeles came back from a 17-point deficit in a 101-96 win over Detroit on Nov. 14. . The Clippers improved to 18-9 on road. . The Clippers defeated the 76ers 130-99 on Jan. 2 in Los Angeles. . Wesley Johnson made his sixth start of the season in place of Pierce and had seven points and eight rebounds.
76ers: Allen Iverson was in attendance. . F Richaun Holmes was available after sitting out the last two games with an ankle sprain but didn’t play. . Philadelphia last beat the Clippers on March 16, 2011.
Clippers: At Boston Wednesday night.
76ers: Host Kings Wednesday night.
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