Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 20
rebounds, Blake Griffin added 21 points and 10 boards and the Los Angeles
Clippers defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 108-95 on Wednesday night.
"We played pretty flat but DeAndre Jordan just singlehandidly kept us in with
his defense, his rebounding and everything else," Clippers head coach Doc
Jared Dudley added 20 points and Chris Paul finished with 12 points and 11
assists for the Clippers, who have won three in a row and five of their last
Anthony Davis returned from a seven-game absence due to a broken left hand and
tallied 24 points and 12 rebounds for New Orleans, which has dropped three in
Davis, who had been expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks, came back in just under
three. He was not in the starting lineup but still played 32 minutes.
Tyreke Evans had a triple-double with 11 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in
"We made a number of poor decisions, we're getting open shots, it's
disheartening seeing that ball go in and out," Pelicans head coach Monty
An Al-Farouq Aminu dunk pulled the Pelicans within 55-51 early in the third
before the Clippers responded with a 15-2 run to seize control of the contest.
Griffin netted six points during the surge, including a driving dunk to cap it
and extend the LA margin to 70-53 midway through the frame.
The Clippers took a 78-65 spread into the fourth, where they cruised to the
LA led 27-22 after a quarter of play and 52-45 at the break.
The Clippers committed just nine turnovers and was 31-of-36 (86.1 percent)
from the foul line ... Jamal Crawford had 17 points for LA ... Ryan Anderson
had 17 points and nine boards for New Orleans.
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