L.A. Clippers 94, Washington 87

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 19, 2013 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #17 Joe Crawford, #42 Eric Lewis
Attendance - 19188

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Washington 22 18 24 23 87
L.A. Clippers 24 23 26 21 94

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 8-30 6-13 2-17 L1
L.A. Clippers 32-9 19-4 13-5 W4

Recap


Clippers 94, Wizards 87: Chris Paul returned from a three-game absence due to a bruised kneecap to score 22 points and dish out 11 assists as Los Angeles posted its eighth straight victory over Washington.

Blake Griffin contributed 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers, who shot just 36.6 percent but won for the seventh time in their last eight contests.

John Wall scored a game-high 24 points and rookie Bradley Beal added 13 for the Wizards, who lost for just the second time in six games.

After a tightly contested first quarter that ended with Los Angeles ahead by two points, the Clippers used an 11-2 run to take a 47-35 lead with 1:59 remaining in the second. Washington scored the final five points of the period to close within seven at the half and cut the deficit to 52-50 on a layup by Emeka Okafor with 7:40 left in the third.

Los Angeles regained control with an 8-0 burst and entered the fourth with a 73-64 advantage. The Wizards closed the gap to one point twice in the final two minutes, but a layup by Griffin and a jumper by Paul helped seal the win.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Clippers have won five straight home meetings with the Wizards. ... Beal was 3-of-5 from beyond the arc, giving him a total of 29 3-pointers in nine games this month. ... Griffin is 14-for-17 from the free-throw line over his last three contests.

Top Game Performances

Washington   L.A. Clippers
John Wall 24 Scoring Chris Paul 22
John Wall 6 Assists Chris Paul 11
Emeka Okafor 12 Rebounds Blake Griffin 11
John Wall 10 Free Throws Made Chris Paul 8
Trevor Ariza 2 Steals Eric Bledsoe 2
Emeka Okafor 3 Blocks Matt Barnes 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Washington 87 41.6 8-20 15-27 21 43 6 8 18
L.A. Clippers 94 36.6 5-21 21-31 18 58 9 9 11

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game on the road against Golden State. The Clippers have a W/L % of .875 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Portland . The Wizards have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .200 after a loss.