Phoenix 111, L.A. Clippers 98

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 1, 2011 10:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #55 Bill Kennedy, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 18422

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Clippers 23 21 26 28 98
Phoenix 25 32 31 23 111

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Clippers 29-47 21-18 8-29 L2
Phoenix 37-38 21-18 16-20 W1

Recap


Grant Hill scored 19 points leading six Phoenix players in double figures as the Suns broke a four-game losing streak with a 111-98 win over the visiting Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.

Hakim Warrick added 17 points for Phoenix (37-38). Jared Dudley scored 16 points while Zabian Dowdell and Aaron Brooks added 14 and 12, respectively. Marcin Gortat scored 10 points and had 11 rebounds.

Eric Gordon led the Clippers (29-47) with 21 points, and Blake Griffin added 20 points and 13 rebounds.

Both teams were shorthanded. Suns point guard Steve Nash and Clippers center Chris Kaman were sidelined because of the flu.

Los Angeles led most of the first quarter, but Phoenix took control midway through the second period. Warrick's layup with 7:46 remaining broke a 32-32 tie and put the Suns ahead for good. Phoenix ended the quarter on a 25-8 run and led 57-44 at halftime.

The Suns stretched the margin to 73-53 halfway through the third quarter and the Clippers, who have lost two straight and are 4-7 in their last 11 games, never threatened.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Clippers   Phoenix
Eric Gordon 21 Scoring Grant Hill 19
Blake Griffin 4 Assists Aaron Brooks 6
Blake Griffin 13 Rebounds Marcin Gortat 11
Blake Griffin 8 Free Throws Made Grant Hill 7
Eric Bledsoe 3 Steals Josh Childress 4
DeAndre Jordan 1 Blocks Jared Dudley 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Clippers 98 44.4 11-27 15-26 14 44 1 8 21
Phoenix 111 51.9 5-14 24-33 22 40 5 10 13

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against San Antonio. The Suns have a W/L % of .472 after a win and .513 after a loss.
  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The Clippers have a W/L % of .414 after a win and .362 after a loss.
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