Jordan, Clippers down Wolves
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - DeAndre Jordan pulled down 24 rebounds to go along with 11 points and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, 114-104, on Monday night.
Darren Collison had 28 points and seven assists, while Chris Paul added 22 points, nine helpers and three steals for the Clippers, who have won three in a row and five of their last six.
Blake Griffin was held out of the game due to a back injury.
Kevin Love tallied 20 points and 13 rebounds for Minnesota, which has dropped two straight and five of its last seven.
After Ricky Rubio knocked down a 3-pointer to get the Wolves within 63-62 with 7:51 left in the third, the Clippers used a 25-2 run to seize control of the contest.
Collison put in nine points during the surge, including a layup to cap it and give LA a healthy 88-64 advantage.
The Clippers took an 88-66 lead into the fourth, where they cruised to the easy triumph.
Earlier, the Clippers led 26-22 after a quarter of play and 54-51 at the break.
LA outscored Minnesota 34-15 in the third ... The Clippers shot 46.3 percent (38-of-82) from the floor, while Minnesota finished 42.7 percent (41-of-96) from the field.
03/31 23:10:05 ET