L.A. Clippers 100, Cleveland 92

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, March 19, 2011 3:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #72 Kevin Cutler, #22 Bill Spooner, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 19060

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 28 22 28 14 92
L.A. Clippers 25 29 28 18 100

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 13-55 8-25 5-30 L2
L.A. Clippers 27-43 19-16 8-27 W1

Recap


Blake Griffin had 30 points and Eric Gordon added 29 in his return as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 100-92 Saturday in a game initially delayed by a knife-wielding man.

The game began roughly 15 minutes late because a man ran onto the court about two hours before the scheduled start with a steak knife. The court was cleared of players and dancers and Staples Center was immediately locked down as Los Angeles police filled the court.

After about a 30-minute standoff, police apprehended him by firing guns containing beanbags. No one was hurt.

Gordon missed the last six games with a right wrist injury, but showed little rust once the game began as he sank 6 of 10 3-pointers for Los Angeles (27-43). Griffin followed with his first 30-point game since Feb. 11 – also against Cleveland. He added eight rebounds and eight assists.

J.J. Hickson had 28 points and nine rebounds, Ramon Sessions had 18 points and Samardo Samuels had 17 for the Cavs (13-55), who have dropped six of their last seven.

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   L.A. Clippers
J.J. Hickson 28 Scoring Blake Griffin 30
Ramon Sessions 7 Assists Blake Griffin 8
J.J. Hickson 9 Rebounds Blake Griffin 8
Samardo Samuels 5 Free Throws Made Blake Griffin 6
Samardo Samuels 3 Steals Randy Foye 2
Christian Eyenga 1 Blocks DeAndre Jordan 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 92 48.0 3-15 17-20 20 37 3 6 15
L.A. Clippers 100 48.1 9-17 17-18 25 34 5 4 15

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game at home against Phoenix. The Clippers have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .341 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Orlando. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .154 after a win and .200 after a loss.
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