L.A. Clippers 105, Utah 96

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, March 31, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #30 John Goble, #13 Monty McCutchen, #20 Leroy Richardson
Attendance - 19060

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Utah 22 23 21 30 96
L.A. Clippers 38 19 22 26 105

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Utah 27-26 19-7 8-19 L3
L.A. Clippers 31-21 20-8 11-13 W5

Recap


CLIPPERS 105, JAZZ 96: Chris Paul scored 12 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter as Los Angeles completed a perfect five-game homestand.

Blake Griffin added 24 points and eight rebounds as the Clippers remained one game behind the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Lakers and sent Utah to its third straight loss.

Randy Foye scored 17 points to help Los Angeles match its longest winning streak since November 2006.

Al Jefferson scored 26 points to pace the Jazz, who have lost four of five to drop 1 1/2 games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

The Clippers jumped out to a 16-point first-quarter lead and fended off repeated runs by the Jazz, who cut a 17-point deficit to eight midway through the fourth quarter.

Paul responded by scoring eight points in just over three minutes to restore the lead to double digits.

Utah used a 14-0 run bridging halftime to get within 57-53 early in the third, but Griffin and Eric Bledsoe combined for all the points in an 11-2 run to help Los Angeles open a 79-66 lead entering the fourth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Paul had his streak of four straight double-doubles snapped, but has averaged 21.0 points during the five-game streak. ... Paul Milllsap had 18 points and nine boards for Utah. ... The Clippers matched a season high with their seventh consecutive win at home. ... Los Angeles hit 6 of 8 3-point attempts in the opening quarter to take a 38-22 lead.

Top Game Performances

Utah   L.A. Clippers
Al Jefferson 26 Scoring Chris Paul 26
Devin Harris 6 Assists Randy Foye 6
Paul Millsap 9 Rebounds DeAndre Jordan 10
Gordon Hayward 6 Free Throws Made Randy Foye 4
Devin Harris 1 Steals Kenyon Martin 2
Gordon Hayward 2 Blocks Kenyon Martin 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Utah 96 45.5 4-12 22-31 21 38 3 4 14
L.A. Clippers 105 54.2 10-21 17-24 23 35 5 6 12

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Clippers have a W/L % of .516 after a win and .714 after a loss.
  • Utah will play their next game on the road against Portland . The Jazz have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .520 after a loss.
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