L.A. Clippers 94, Chicago 89

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 9:30 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #54 Nick Buchert, #48 Scott Foster, #38 Michael Smith
Attendance - 21571

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Clippers 21 26 22 25 94
Chicago 18 22 25 24 89

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Clippers 15-6 10-3 5-3 W7
Chicago 11-9 6-6 5-3 L1

Recap

Clippers 94, Bulls 89: Blake Griffin scored eight of his 22 points in the final quarter and grabbed 10 rebounds as Los Angeles stretched its winning streak to seven by defeating host Chicago.

Chris Paul scored 18 points and Matt Barnes added 14 as the Clippers won for the 10th time in their last 12 visits to Chicago.

Carlos Boozer had 24 points and 13 rebounds and Marco Belinelli scored 18 points for the Bulls, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Los Angeles took a 69-65 lead into the final quarter and led the entire stanza. Chicago pulled with 89-87 on a 3-pointer by Belinelli with 48.3 seconds remaining but Paul scored five points over the final 27.1 seconds to help the Clippers hold on.

Chicago hit 10 3-pointers overall and was 5-of-6 from 3-point range in the first half. Los Angeles concluded the half with a 12-2 run to take a 47-40 edge at the break.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The seven-game winning streak is the Clippers’ first since the 1991-92 season. … Bulls center Joakim Noah had 10 points and 11 rebounds and is averaging 15 boards over the last four games. … Paul had a season-low four assists for the second consecutive game.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Clippers   Chicago
Blake Griffin 22 Scoring Carlos Boozer 24
Jamal Crawford 5 Assists Joakim Noah 6
Blake Griffin 10 Rebounds Carlos Boozer 13
Chris Paul 5 Free Throws Made Marco Belinelli 2
Chris Paul 3 Steals Marco Belinelli 2
Matt Barnes 2 Blocks Joakim Noah 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Clippers 94 46.2 4-11 16-23 19 42 5 11 15
Chicago 89 40.2 10-20 9-12 26 50 4 8 17

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Bulls have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game on the road against Charlotte . The Clippers have a W/L % of .867 after a win and .333 after a loss.