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NBA Game Summary - LA Clippers at Washington



(Saturday, February 4th)

Final Score: LA Clippers 107, Washington 81

Washington, DC (Sports Network) - It was another highlight-reel night for Blake Griffin, and the Los Angeles Clippers rolled to a 107-81 victory over the Washington Wizards.

Griffin, who registered 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, wooed the crowd by throwing down some more monster dunks Saturday at Verizon Center.

DeAndre Jordan added 18 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks for the Clippers, who won for the fifth time in six games. They've also won six in a row against the Wizards.

The Clippers, who never trailed, overcame an off night from Chris Paul, who along with Griffin was named starters on the Western Conference All-Star squad. Paul was 1-for-9 from the field and had two points, but did have seven assists.

"It's getting better and better," Griffin said of his chemistry with Paul. "No one ever comes in an just clicks like that right away. We knew it was going to take time. We weathered the storm, so to speak. I think now we're starting to pick it up a little bit."

It was a successful start to a mammoth 11-day, six-game road trip for the Clippers that will see them travel a total of 6,929.5 miles before they land in Los Angeles. The team has upcoming road games against Orlando, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Charlotte and Dallas.

John Wall and Nick Young each scored 14, but the Wizards lost for a fourth straight time and fell to 4-20 on the season. Jordan Crawford scored 12 in a reserve role for Washington, which shot 37.5 percent from the field.

Griffin was active right from the start, as he netted 12 points in the opening quarter, helping the visitors to a 28-17 lead after 12 minutes. Included in that was an alley-oop dunk off a feed from Mo Williams. Griffin had four dunks in the first quarter.

"Everybody knows that's what they do, lob city," Young said. "We tried to have a game plan, but they came out and schooled us."

The Clippers shot 65 percent in the second quarter and widened their cushion to 58-34 at the half. LA netted the final nine points of the period, capped by a three-pointer from Caron Butler.

Another Butler three gave the Clippers their largest lead of the night at 74-38 midway through the third. Later in the stanza, Williams delivered a no- look lob to Griffin, who threw down a thunderous two-handed alley-oop jam.

Holding an 87-53 moving to the fourth, the Clippers cruised to their fourth road win in eight tries this season.

Game Notes

These two teams will meet again on February 15 at Staples Center...Los Angeles held a 53-32 rebounding advantage...Williams had 17 points and eight assists, while Butler scored 14 and Chauncey Billups 12 on 4-of-4 from long range...The Clippers committed 23 turnovers, leading to 24 Washington points.

02/05 01:16:24 ET


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