L.A. Clippers 96, Atlanta 82

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #54 Nick Buchert, #61 Courtney Kirkland
Attendance - 19060

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta 27 15 20 20 82
L.A. Clippers 30 20 21 25 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 24-19 12-6 12-13 L2
L.A. Clippers 24-17 13-7 11-10 W1

Recap


CLIPPERS 96, HAWKS 82: Mo Williams scored 25 points as Los Angeles downed visiting Atlanta.

Eric Bledsoe added a season-high 14 points and had four steals for the Clippers, who won for just the fifth time in 13 games.

Joe Johnson scored 19 points and Josh Smith added 18 for the Hawks, who went 2-4 on a six-game road trip.

The victory keeps the Clippers two games behind the Los Angeles Lakers in the Pacific Division.

The Clippers led by 12 early in the fourth quarter but Atlanta pulled within five at 74-69 after a 3-pointer by Smith. Williams scored seven points and Bledsoe had five during a 14-6 run that saw the Clippers stretch the lead to 88-75 with 4 1/2 minutes remaining.

Chris Paul had 13 points and nine assists, Caron Butler scored 13 points and Blake Griffin had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Los Angeles.

Williams and Paul each hit three 3-pointers as the Clippers went 10-of-20 from behind the arc.

Zaza Pachulia had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks.

The Clippers shot 60.6 percent in the first half en route to a 50-42 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Paul has scored in double digits in 20 consecutive games. … Pachulia has grabbed 10 or more rebounds in eight of the last 10 games. … Clippers forward Reggie Evans had 10 rebounds for his fifth double-digit rebounding effort. … Hawks forward Marvin Williams missed the game with a hip injury.

Top Game Performances

Atlanta   L.A. Clippers
Joe Johnson 19 Scoring Mo Williams 25
Joe Johnson 5 Assists Chris Paul 9
Zaza Pachulia 10 Rebounds Reggie Evans 10
Josh Smith 4 Free Throws Made Mo Williams 4
Josh Smith 3 Steals Eric Bledsoe 4
Erick Dampier 1 Blocks Eric Bledsoe 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Atlanta 82 42.6 8-25 16-20 21 34 2 5 16
L.A. Clippers 96 54.3 10-20 10-17 20 36 5 11 12

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game at home against Phoenix. The Clippers have a W/L % of .458 after a win and .765 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Washington. The Hawks have a W/L % of .560 after a win and .556 after a loss.
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