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                  === Clippers secure season sweep of Jazz ===
 
 Los  Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - It's been an unprecedented season thus far
 for the normally-lowly Los Angeles Clippers franchise.
 
 And the Clippers keep establishing new milestones.
 
 Caron  Butler had  21 points and the Clippers tallied their first season sweep
 of  the  Utah Jazz in 34  years and reached  40 wins the quickest in franchise
 history with a 107-94 triumph.
 
 Blake  Griffin totaled  18 points and seven rebounds, Lamar Odom chipped in 18
 points  and Chris Paul added 11 points, seven assists and seven boards for the
 Clippers, who hadn't swept the season series against the Jazz since 1978-79.
 
 Gordon  Hayward finished with 23 points and eight rebounds for Utah, which had
 its  three-game winning  streak snapped. The Jazz were 1-of-15 from beyond the
 arc.
 
 "They're a good team, we had opportunities, give them credit," Jazz head coach
 Tyrone Corbin said. "We didn't make the baskets we needed."
 
 Los  Angeles led 25-23 after a quarter of play and took a 51-49 advantage into
 the  break,  but pulled away  in the third after  outscoring Utah 36-20 in the
 frame.
 
 The  Clippers netted  the  first 14  points  of the  third  to seize  control.
 Griffin,  who had  10 points  during the  surge, capped  it with  back-to-back
 3-point plays for a 65-49 margin.
 
 "We  picked up our  defensive intensity," Paul said of the burst. "When we get
 stops, we're dangerous in the open court."
 
 Los  Angeles  led by  as many  as 21 before  taking an  87-69 cushion into the
 fourth, and Utah never cut the deficit below 12 in the final frame.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 DeAndre  Jordan had  seven points  and 12  rebounds for  Los Angeles  ... Paul
 Millsap  registered 19  points and  Al  Jefferson added  16 for  Utah ...  The
 Clippers  shot 51.3 percent (40-of-78) from the field ... The Clippers won all
 four meetings with Utah this season and have captured six in a row against the
 Jazz.
 
 
 
 
 02/24 01:36:38 ET

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