Washington 119, L.A. Clippers 127

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - # Nick Buchert, #9 Derrick Stafford, #58 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 19060

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Washington 21 28 28 25 17 119
L.A. Clippers 33 25 17 27 25 127

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 17-53 16-20 1-33 L2
L.A. Clippers 28-44 20-17 8-27 W1

Recap


Blake Griffin had 33 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double as the host Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Washington Wizards 127-119 in double overtime on Wednesday in a game featuring the NBA's top two rookies.

John Wall had a career-high 32 points and 10 assists for Washington (17-53), which fell to 1-33 on the road. Griffin leads rookies in scoring and rebounding, while Wall is first in assists and is second in scoring.

Eric Gordon's 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left in overtime tied the game at 113 after Wall missed a free throw with seven seconds left. Wall's short runner with 14 seconds remaining in regulation tied the game at 102.

Gordon scored 32 points, and Chris Kaman had a season-high 28 points and 12 rebounds for Los Angeles, which improved to 1-4 in overtime this season.

Jordan Crawford had 25 points and 10 assists, and JaVale McGee had 22 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks for Washington, which led by as many as five in the first overtime.

The Wizards outscored the Clippers 28-17 in the third quarter behind 13 points from Crawford to take a 79-77 lead, but Mo Williams scored 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter as the Clippers led by as many as five, and by four on Gordon's dunk with 2:04 to go. Williams finished with 10 assists.

Griffin, who had gone seven straight games without a double-double, is second in the NBA with 55 this season (Kevin Love, 64).

If the Wizards lose their final seven away games, they will match the 1990-91 Sacramento Kings for the worst road record in an 82-game season.

Top Game Performances

Washington   L.A. Clippers
John Wall 32 Scoring Blake Griffin 33
Jordan Crawford 10 Assists Blake Griffin 10
JaVale McGee 13 Rebounds Blake Griffin 17
John Wall 8 Free Throws Made Chris Kaman 8
Jordan Crawford 4 Steals Eric Bledsoe 1
JaVale McGee 4 Blocks Chris Kaman 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Washington 119 48.0 3-13 18-25 29 43 6 12 19
L.A. Clippers 127 49.5 9-26 26-33 36 45 7 7 25

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers. The Clippers have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .356 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Denver . The Wizards have a W/L % of .059 after a win and .302 after a loss.
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