L.A. Clippers 126, Minnesota 111

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #67 John Goble, # Tre Maddox
Attendance - 17793

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 19 29 31 32 111
L.A. Clippers 29 31 32 34 126

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 10-33 8-12 2-21 L3
L.A. Clippers 16-25 13-13 3-12 W3

Recap

Rookie sensation Blake Griffin scored 29 points but saw his streak of double-doubles end at 27 games as the Los Angeles Clippers earned a 126-111 home victory over Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

Coming off a career-high 47 points, Griffin had eight rebounds and sat the last four minutes as his double-double streak stopped. The last time Griffin went without a double-double was Nov. 18 at Indiana when he had 12 points and eight rebounds.

Love boosted his NBA-best streak of double-doubles to 29 with 26 points and 11 rebounds, all in the second half.

The expected matchup between power forwards Griffin and Love never developed as Love got two fouls in the first eight minutes and sat for 11 minutes. Griffin had 21 points and seven rebounds in the first half, when Los Angeles opened a 60-48 lead.

Eric Gordon scored 23 points, Baron Davis added 20 and DeAndre Jordan 11 and 12 rebounds for the Clippers (16-25), who have won six of seven and produced a season high for points.

Michael Beasley scored 21 points and Luke Ridnour added 16 for Minnesota (10-33), which was just 1-of-16 on 3-pointers and fell to 2-21 on the road.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   L.A. Clippers
Kevin Love 26 Scoring Blake Griffin 29
Jonny Flynn 6 Assists Blake Griffin 6
Kevin Love 11 Rebounds DeAndre Jordan 12
Kevin Love 10 Free Throws Made Blake Griffin 8
Corey Brewer 3 Steals Baron Davis 3
Darko Milicic 4 Blocks Baron Davis 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 111 50.0 1-16 28-33 23 33 8 15 19
L.A. Clippers 126 49.4 12-21 26-36 26 48 4 9 24

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game on the road against Portland. The Clippers have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .308 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Houston. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .242 after a loss.
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