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                    === High-scoring Clippers host Hawks ===
 
 (Sports  Network) -  The Los Angeles Clippers  are one of the top five scoring
 teams in the NBA this season and have posted 100-plus points in every game.
 
 The  Clippers look  to keep that scoring  trend going when they begin a three-
 game homestand Sunday versus the Atlanta Hawks.
 
 Los  Angeles, which  also will  host Miami  and Chicago,  equaled a  franchise
 record set in 1985-86 by hitting the century mark in scoring through its first
 six  games. In a 103-90 victory at Portland on Thursday, Jamal Crawford scored
 25  points off the  bench and leads the team with 21.8 ppg. DeAndre Jordan and
 Chris Paul scored 21 points apiece for the Clippers, who built a 25-point lead
 in the first half and have won two in a row to improve to 4-2.
 
 The  Clippers' lead  was  trimmed to  86-82,  but they  held  on. The  Blazers
 outscored the Clippers, 32-17, in the third quarter.
 
 "We  had a letdown, but those guys had a burst of energy (in the second half).
 And  this is a tough  place to play," Paul said. "I put this as one of the top
 five  toughest  places to play in  the NBA. That's  a credit to them and their
 fans and how they never stop playing."
 
 It  was  the Clippers' first game  away from Staples Center this season. Blake
 Griffin  had  10 rebounds and  seven points for  L.A., which shot 53.2 percent
 from  the  field. Meanwhile,  Jordan has scored  20-plus points in consecutive
 games and has reached double figures in three straight.
 
 Also, Crawford's 131 total points in the first six games off the bench are the
 most since Jason Terry had 131 in 2007-08.
 
 The  Clippers' bench  is averaging 41.8 ppg.  The team is just one of two with
 six players averaging more than 10 points per game this season.
 
 Atlanta  won its only road game of the season last Sunday at Oklahoma City and
 will  commence a  four-game  trek this  afternoon. The  Hawks  will visit  the
 Clippers,  Trail Blazers,  Warriors and  Kings, and  almost toppled  defending
 champion Miami in Friday's 95-89 loss.
 
 Heat veteran reserve Ray Allen hit the go-ahead baseline jumper with under two
 minutes  remaining, while Jeff Teague had 20 points and 11 assists to pace the
 Hawks, who had a two-game winning streak stopped.
 
 "It  was a very  hard-fought game," Hawks coach Larry Drew said. "I thought my
 guys  and competed at a very high level. We played good in spurts and again we
 showed  some  resilience, particularly when  we got down by  nine or 10 in the
 fourth  quarter. We kept fighting and actually took the lead, but this game is
 about making plays down the stretch."
 
 Josh  Smith banged knees with Heat star LeBron James early on, but was able to
 play  through the pain, scoring 13 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Anthony
 Morrow  netted 17 points off the bench. The Hawks bench has not been outscored
 this season in four games, posting a 154-114 advantage.
 
 The  Hawks, who are  unbeaten in three straight road games dating back to last
 season,  have handed  out 20-plus assists in all four games this season, while
 averaging 21.8 assists per game.
 
 Atlanta  and the Clippers split a pair of matchups a season ago, but the Hawks
 have  prevailed in  nine of the last  12 meetings. Atlanta has won four of its
 last six games at the Clippers.
 
 11/11 10:50:24 ET