L.A. Clippers 87, Phoenix 91

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, March 15, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #48 Scott Foster, #52 Scott Twardoski, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 19060

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 17 22 25 27 91
L.A. Clippers 29 18 28 12 87

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 21-22 13-10 8-12 W2
L.A. Clippers 24-18 13-8 11-10 L1

Recap


SUNS 91, CLIPPERS 87
: Shannon Brown hit the go-ahead free throws as part of a season-high 21-point effort as visiting Phoenix rallied past Los Angeles.

Channing Frye added 12 points as the Suns overcame a 12-point, fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Clippers for the 13th time in 14 meetings.

Blake Griffin scored 25 points for Los Angeles, which fell 2 1/2 games behind the first-place Lakers in the Pacific Division.

Phoenix has won nine of its last 12 games, the latest victory coming as veterans Steve Nash and Grant Hill were rested for the middle contest of a stretch of three games in three nights.

Brown hit two free throws with 1:33 left to give the Suns an 89-87 lead. He added two more free throws with 6.3 seconds remaining.

Phoenix trailed 75-64 entering the final quarter and fell behind by 12 before rolling off 10 consecutive points. The Suns eventually tied the score at 84 on two free throws by Jared Dudley with 2:52 left.

The Clippers led by 12 points after the opening quarter and used a 10-0 run to take a 47-30 lead with 2 1/2 minutes left in the second. Griffin scored three straight baskets during the run.

Phoenix roared back with nine straight points to end the half down 47-39.

Caron Butler added 14 points for the Clippers.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Clippers guard Chris Paul had 10 points and 11 assists for his 11th double-double of the season … Frye had four of Phoenix’s nine 3-pointers … Los Angeles was just 5 of 12 from the free-throw line … Sebastian Telfair started for Nash and had seven points and eight assists.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   L.A. Clippers
Shannon Brown 21 Scoring Blake Griffin 25
Sebastian Telfair 8 Assists Chris Paul 11
Jared Dudley 6 Rebounds DeAndre Jordan 9
Shannon Brown 8 Free Throws Made DeAndre Jordan 3
Markieff Morris 3 Steals Reggie Evans 2
Channing Frye 3 Blocks DeAndre Jordan 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 91 41.0 9-24 18-23 19 37 6 7 10
L.A. Clippers 87 45.9 4-16 5-12 25 43 5 5 10

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game at home against Houston. The Clippers have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .765 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Suns have a W/L % of .450 after a win and .522 after a loss.
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