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          === Griffin notches triple-double as Clippers rout Bucks ===
 
 Los  Angeles,  CA (Sports Network) -  Blake Griffin recorded his first triple-
 double  of the  season to  lead the  Los Angeles  Clippers over  the Milwaukee
 Bucks, 117-101, at Staples Center.
 
 Griffin  finished with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists and threw down an
 exclamation  point on  his  all-around effort  with  another sensational  dunk
 during a game-sealing run in the fourth quarter.
 
 Matt  Barnes made six 3-pointers en route to a 20-point effort, Jamal Crawford
 chipped  in 25 points  and Chris Paul added 14 points and nine assists for the
 Clippers, who were coming off a home loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
 
 Milwaukee  had four won  in a row coming in, but allowed the Clippers to shoot
 54  percent  from the  field while getting  outscored in the  paint by a 52-36
 margin.
 
 Monta  Ellis  scored 18  of his  22 points  in the  first half, Ersan Ilyasova
 followed with 20 points and Brandon Jennings donated 18 with 12 assists in the
 loss.
 
 "They  put pressure on  us the entire game," Bucks head coach Jim Boylan said.
 "In the fourth quarter we can usually stay with teams, but not tonight."
 
 A  high-paced first  quarter ended with the Clippers holding a 34-32 lead, and
 as  the Bucks'  efficient  shooting  cooled off  slightly  in  the second,  LA
 continued to light up the scoreboard.
 
 Barnes  hit three  of the Clippers' five 3-pointers in the frame, and Crawford
 drained another just before the buzzer for a 66-58 lead at the break.
 
 The  Bucks  scored seven straight  points late in  the third and pulled within
 85-82,  but  Paul drove in for  a layup and made  two free throws in the final
 minute to give the Clippers a seven-point edge heading into the fourth.
 
 It  was a  five-point game before the  hosts pulled away on a 15-3 run. Barnes
 connected  twice  from long range during  flurry, and Griffin sealed it with a
 windmill slam off a between-the-legs pass from Crawford.
 
 "I  didn't know what  I was going to do. I tried to be creative and Blake took
 it to another level," Crawford said.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Griffin  has three  career triple-doubles  ... Milwaukee  is 1-12  against the
 Clippers  in LA since the 2000-01 season ... Bucks center Larry Sanders scored
 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds, but had his streak of at least one block
 end at 40 games.
 
 
 
 
 
 03/07 01:37:03 ET