L.A. Clippers 103, Phoenix 86

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #29 Mark Lindsay, #38 Michael Smith, #22 Bill Spooner
Attendance - 19060

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 27 14 23 22 86
L.A. Clippers 24 19 31 29 103

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 25-26 15-11 10-15 L2
L.A. Clippers 29-21 18-8 11-13 W3

Recap


CLIPPERS 103, SUNS 86: Blake Griffin had 27 points and 14 rebounds as host Los Angeles beat Phoenix.

Chris Paul had 15 points and 15 assists as the Clippers won their third straight game and beat the Suns for just the second time in the last 15 meetings.

Marcin Gortat scored 23 points and Steve Nash had 15 assists for Phoenix, which lost for the second straight night.

Griffin hit 14 of 19 field-goal attempts to continue a three-game run of good shooting. Griffin has connected on 28 of 38 shots during the stretch.

Los Angeles used a 16-6 run to close the third quarter and take a 74-64 lead. Phoenix started the final quarter by missing its first seven field-goal attempts and the Clippers’ lead reached 13 points on a 3-pointer by Nick Young.

The Suns pulled with 81-74 on Channing Frye’s basket with 6:50 to play before the Clippers responded with nine consecutive points. Nick Young’s three-point play made it 90-74 with 4:32 remaining.

Caron Butler scored 14 points and DeAndre Jordan added 13 for the Clippers.

Frye scored 16 points for the Suns, who shot just 37.5 percent from the field and were 5 of 26 from 3-point range.

Nash had eight assists in the first quarter to help Phoenix to a 27-24 lead. He had just one in the second quarter and Los Angeles led 43-41 at halftime.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Paul is averaging 12.7 assists over the past three games. … Suns forward Grant Hill (knee) missed his second straight contest. … Griffin recorded his fourth consecutive 20-point outing. … Phoenix had beaten the Clippers twice this month.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   L.A. Clippers
Marcin Gortat 23 Scoring Blake Griffin 27
Steve Nash 15 Assists Chris Paul 15
Channing Frye 7 Rebounds Blake Griffin 14
Marcin Gortat 5 Free Throws Made DeAndre Jordan 7
Shannon Brown 1 Steals Chris Paul 2
Marcin Gortat 2 Blocks Kenyon Martin 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 86 37.5 5-26 21-32 26 40 3 2 10
L.A. Clippers 103 50.0 7-19 14-23 26 48 5 6 15

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game at home against Portland. The Clippers have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .714 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Suns have a W/L % of .480 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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