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                          === Clippers crush Spurs ===
 Los  Angeles,  CA  (  - The  Los  Angeles  Clippers  finally
 returned home after a seven-game road trip.
 They sure made up for lost time.
 Blake  Griffin had  27 points  and nine  rebounds, while  Chris Paul  added 23
 points,  eight rebounds  and  seven assists  as the  Clippers  routed the  San
 Antonio Spurs 115-92 on Monday night.
 Jamal  Crawford netted  17 points and DeAndre Jordan pulled down 11 boards for
 the Clippers, who went 4-3 on their elongated road trek.
 LA  was 11-of-23  from beyond the arc  and scored 37 points off 22 San Antonio
 "We got deflections and steals and we like to run," Paul said.
 Tim  Duncan tallied  17 points and 11  rebounds for San Antonio, which had its
 four-game winning streak snapped.
 Star  Spurs point  guard Tony  Parker  exited the  contest with  a right  shin
 The  Clippers led 86-76 with 7:55 left in the fourth after Stephen Jackson hit
 a  short  jumper, but  back-to-back triples  by San  Antonio's Patty Mills and
 Danny Green suddenly whittled the deficit to 86-82.
 Los  Angeles,  though, answered  with a 20-4  run to put  the game away. Jared
 Dudley  hit  consecutive treys  to cap the  surge and give  the hosts a 106-86
 spread with 2:32 to play.
 Duncan  and Parker  put in five quick points  as the Spurs raced out to a 16-8
 start before settling for a 28-21 advantage after a quarter of play.
 "We  were  in control in  the first quarter,  then turnovers took over," Spurs
 head coach Gregg Popovich said.
 A  Mills three gave San Antonio a 31-21 margin, but the Clippers ripped off 19
 straight points to seize control of the contest. Willie Green knocked down two
 triples  during the surge,  including one to cap it and make it 40-31 in favor
 of LA midway through the second.
 The Clippers led 55-49 at the break and 78-70 after three.
                                   Game Notes
 Dudley had 14 points and seven rebounds ... Manu Ginobili netted 16 points for
 San Antonio ... The Spurs shot 48.7 percent (37-of-76) from the floor.
 12/17 01:54:04 ET