L.A. Clippers 116, Utah 114

Date - Friday, December 28, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #18 Matt Boland, #9 Derrick Stafford, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 19911

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Clippers 29 19 36 32 116
Utah 22 36 30 26 114

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Clippers 24-6 14-3 10-3 W16
Utah 15-16 9-4 6-12 L2


Clippers 116, Jazz 114: Chris Paul hit a pair of free throws with 3.4 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter after being fouled by Al Jefferson as visiting Los Angeles extended its franchise-record winning streak to 16 games.

Paul finished with a game-high 29 points, Blake Griffin contributed 22 and 13 rebounds and DeAndre Jordan added 16 points and 10 boards for the Clippers, who have not lost since Nov. 26 against the New Orleans Hornets.

Randy Foye sank five 3-pointers en route to 28 points and Jefferson chipped in 22 for the Jazz, who were 9-of-15 from beyond the arc but lost for the fourth time in five games. Utah looks to salvage a split of the home-and-home series Sunday in Los Angeles.

The Clippers held a 29-22 lead after the first quarter despite 14 points from Foye, who was 4-for-5 from the field and 3-for-4 from 3-point range. But Gordon Hayward scored 10 consecutive Jazz points in the second to turn a 34-31 deficit into a 41-36 advantage, and Utah continued with a 9-3 run to increase the lead to 11 points.

The Jazz built a 74-55 advantage less than four minutes into the third, but Los Angeles used a 21-5 burst to get within 79-76 with 1:52 remaining in the period. The Clippers moved ahead 107-106 on a three-point play by Jordan with 3:27 left in the fourth and Paul snapped a tie with his free throws.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Utah has lost three in a row at home after beginning the season with a 9-1 mark at EnergySolutions Arena. ... Clippers F Matt Barnes scored only six points off the bench after pouring in a game-high 21 in Thursday's win over Boston. ... Los Angeles' winning streak is the NBA's longest since the Celtics captured 19 in a row during the 2008-09 season.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Clippers   Utah
Chris Paul 29 Scoring Randy Foye 28
Chris Paul 6 Assists Jamaal Tinsley 5
Blake Griffin 13 Rebounds Al Jefferson 8
Chris Paul 13 Free Throws Made Gordon Hayward 9
DeAndre Jordan 3 Steals Al Jefferson 2
N/A Blocks Gordon Hayward 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Clippers 116 49.4 7-23 33-41 20 35 0 11 16
Utah 114 47.9 9-15 37-40 20 36 7 7 17

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game on the road against L.A. Clippers. The Jazz have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .467 after a loss.
  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game at home against Utah. The Clippers have a W/L % of .917 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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