L.A. Clippers 101, Minnesota 95

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #12 Violet Palmer, #23 Jason Phillips, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 19060

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 28 27 22 18 95
L.A. Clippers 23 34 19 25 101

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 6-8 3-3 3-5 L1
L.A. Clippers 9-6 6-3 3-3 W1

Recap

Clippers 101, Timberwolves 95: Chris Paul had 23 points and 11 assists and Blake Griffin scored 18 points as host Los Angeles snapped a four-game losing streak.

DeAndre Jordan scored 15 points, Matt Barnes added 13 and Jamal Crawford tallied 11 as the Clippers handed Minnesota its sixth loss in seven games.

Kevin Love had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Alexey Shved added 17 points for the Timberwolves, who were just 5-of-23 shooting in the final quarter.

Minnesota led 83-80 with 7:43 left after two free throws by Dante Cunningham before making just one field goal over the next five-plus minutes. Los Angeles ripped off a 10-2 run with Paul’s jumper putting the Clippers ahead and Griffin following with consecutive baskets to give the Clippers a 90-85 edge with 3:01 remaining.

Los Angeles guard Chauncey Billups scored seven points in 19 minutes in his first action of the season in his comeback from a torn Achilles’ tendon injury suffered in February.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Caron Butler had just two points on 1-of-8 shooting one game after setting a Los Angeles franchise record with nine 3-pointers against the New Orleans Hornets. … Minnesota had a 52-35 rebounding edge and failed to reach 100 points for the 13th time in 14 games. … Clippers forward Matt Barnes drew a technical foul for the third consecutive game.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   L.A. Clippers
Kevin Love 19 Scoring Chris Paul 23
Luke Ridnour 7 Assists Chris Paul 11
Kevin Love 12 Rebounds Matt Barnes 6
Kevin Love 12 Free Throws Made Chris Paul 8
Nikola Pekovic 2 Steals Chris Paul 3
Josh Howard 2 Blocks Matt Barnes 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 95 37.8 6-22 27-35 18 52 6 5 20
L.A. Clippers 101 45.7 4-19 23-26 28 35 6 11 10

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Clippers have a W/L % of .778 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .429 after a loss.