L.A. Clippers 90, Washington 98

Date - Monday, February 4, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia
Officials - #26 Pat Fraher, #77 Karl Lane, #49 Tom Washington
Attendance - 16246

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Clippers 16 30 20 24 90
Washington 24 27 21 26 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Clippers 34-16 20-5 14-11 L3
Washington 12-35 9-14 3-21 W1

Recap


Wizards 98, Clippers 90: Martell Webster scored 21 points as host Washington held on to defeat undermanned Los Angeles.

Webster's five 3-pointers paced a balanced attack as the Wizards halted a four-game losing skid. Garrett Temple and Nene had 15 points apiece, John Wall added 13 and Trevor Ariza scored 10 in a reserve role.

Jamal Crawford's 28 points led the Clippers, who were without starting point guard Chris Paul (knee) and power forward Blake Griffin (hamstring). Eric Bledsoe scored 17 points and DeAndre Jordan pulled down a career-high 22 rebounds in defeat.

Armed with a 51-46 lead at the half, the Wizards extended it to double digits on a Webster 3-pointer from the left elbow 1:33 into the third quarter. The Clippers stormed back to take the lead on a Bledsoe 16-footer with 5:22 remaining in the period, but they made just two field goals the rest of the way as Washington carried a 72-66 advantage into the fourth.

The Clippers stayed within a possession for most of the final period, but the Wizards used an 11-2 spurt just past the midway point of the quarter to pull away for good. Ariza hit a 3-pointer with 4:28 remaining, Temple added a 17-footer following a Crawford turnover and Wall hit back-to-back shots to put the game away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Paul, who has missed 11 of the last 13 games, did some light shooting during the Los Angeles shootaround earlier Monday and is considered day-to-day. ... Griffin's late scratch ends his consecutive games played streak at 197. ... The Clippers committed 20 turnovers leading to 24 Washington points.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Clippers   Washington
Jamal Crawford 28 Scoring Martell Webster 21
Eric Bledsoe 9 Assists John Wall 8
DeAndre Jordan 22 Rebounds Emeka Okafor 15
Jamal Crawford 5 Free Throws Made Nene 5
Matt Barnes 1 Steals Garrett Temple 3
Eric Bledsoe 2 Blocks Garrett Temple 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Clippers 90 46.8 4-17 12-15 21 44 6 6 20
Washington 98 44.0 7-12 17-27 27 44 8 11 13

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against New York. The Wizards have a W/L % of .273 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game on the road against Orlando . The Clippers have a W/L % of .829 after a win and .333 after a loss.