L.A. Clippers 101, Chicago 114

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, December 30, 2011 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #46 Matt Boland, #34 Marc Davis, # Marat Kogut
Attendance - 19426

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 29 28 26 31 114
L.A. Clippers 28 24 25 24 101

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 3-1 0-0 3-1 W2
L.A. Clippers 1-2 0-1 1-1 L2

Recap


Derrick Rose showed his MVP form with 29 points and 16 assists to lead the Chicago Bulls past Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers 114-101 in a much-hyped home opener at Staples Center on Friday night.

Rose is 5-0 in head-to-head matchups with Paul, who had 15 points and 14 assists.

Rose led a balanced Bulls attack and keyed a run fourth-quarter run when the Bulls made five consecutive 3-pointers. They had been just 2 of 12.

Luol Deng and Joakim Noah each had 19 points and eight rebounds. Richard Hamilton scored 16.

The Bulls had a big advantage at the line, making 29 of 34 foul shots while the Clippers went 12 for 20. The Bulls also outrebounded the Clippers 45-31.

Blake Griffin led the Clippers (1-2) with 34 points and 13 rebounds. Caron Butler scored 16 points while Mo Williams added 13 while starting at shooting guard in place of the injured Chauncey Billups (strained groin).

Chicago (3-1) completed its four-game road trip with back-to-back wins.
 
Griffin had 11 points in the third quarter and tied the score at 77, but the Bulls closed the period with six unanswered points.

After Trey Thompkins got the Clippers to 87-84 with a 3-pointer, the Bulls rattled off 10 consecutive points for a 97-84 lead with 7:26 remaining and the Clippers never threatened.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   L.A. Clippers
Derrick Rose 29 Scoring Blake Griffin 34
Derrick Rose 16 Assists Chris Paul 14
Luol Deng 8 Rebounds Blake Griffin 13
Derrick Rose 10 Free Throws Made Blake Griffin 6
Ronnie Brewer 1 Steals Chris Paul 4
Taj Gibson 1 Blocks DeAndre Jordan 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 114 50.0 7-17 29-34 29 45 2 4 12
L.A. Clippers 101 51.2 7-15 12-20 26 31 3 6 11

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game at home against Portland. The Clippers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Memphis. The Bulls have a W/L % of .667 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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