L.A. Clippers 109, Sacramento 94

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 7, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #54 Nick Buchert, #42 Eric Lewis, #41 Ken Mauer
Attendance - 19060

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Sacramento 22 29 23 20 94
L.A. Clippers 29 27 26 27 109

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Sacramento 19-37 14-14 5-23 L3
L.A. Clippers 34-22 21-9 13-13 W2

Recap


CLIPPERS 109, KINGS 94: Blake Griffin had 27 points and 14 rebounds, Randy Foye scored 25 and Chris Paul had 19 points, 15 assists and a season-high seven steals as Los Angeles completed a home-and-home sweep of visiting Sacramento.

After a rough-and-tumble game Thursday in Sacramento that went down to the final minute, the Clippers were hardly pushed in the fourth quarter.

DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings with 15 points and tied a career high with 20 rebounds.

Griffin was 12 of 15 from the field and Foye was 9 of 14, including 7 of 9 on 3-pointers for the Clippers, who have won eight of nine.

Paul, who also had five rebounds, helped the Clippers finish with a 34-20 advantage in assists.

Tyreke Evans and Travis Outlaw each scored 14 points for the Kings. Francisco Garcia had 13.

Paul scored 11 points in the third quarter as the Clippers took an 82-74 lead. The Clippers shot 56.3 percent (9 of 16) and limited the Kings to 32 percent (8 of 25).

The Clippers pushed that lead to 97-80 thanks to a 15-6 run highlighted by Griffin's slams and Paul's long 3-pointer.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Of the Cousins-Griffin tussle, Kings coach Keith Smart didn't see any problem. "Maybe in 10 years if it's still happening, we'll know it's an issue," Smart said. "Right now it's just two big guys playing an aggressive style of play." ... Backup guard Mo Williams, out for the past nine games with a sprained big toe, was expected to play against the Kings, but Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said Williams "will play as soon as possible." ... Sacramento guard Marcus Thornton (bruised right calf) missed his third straight game and John Salmons (sore right hip) missed his seventh in a row.

Top Game Performances

Sacramento   L.A. Clippers
DeMarcus Cousins 15 Scoring Blake Griffin 27
Terrence Williams 9 Assists Chris Paul 15
DeMarcus Cousins 20 Rebounds Blake Griffin 14
DeMarcus Cousins 5 Free Throws Made Chris Paul 6
DeMarcus Cousins 2 Steals Chris Paul 7
Travis Outlaw 2 Blocks Kenyon Martin 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Sacramento 94 41.5 7-22 19-28 20 42 3 10 20
L.A. Clippers 109 49.4 11-27 10-19 34 44 8 16 17

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game on the road against Memphis. The Clippers have a W/L % of .529 after a win and .727 after a loss.
  • Sacramento will play their next game at home against Houston. The Kings have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .306 after a loss.
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