New Orleans 91, L.A. Clippers 105

Date - Wednesday, March 27, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #73 Tre Maddox, #49 Tom Washington
Attendance - 15128

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Clippers 27 29 23 26 105
New Orleans 26 22 29 14 91

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Clippers 49-23 28-8 21-15 W1
New Orleans 25-47 15-22 10-25 L1


Clippers 105, Hornets 91: Blake Griffin scored 19 points and Chris Paul added 16 and nine assists as visiting Los Angeles halted New Orleans' three-game winning streak.

Caron Butler and Jamal Crawford recorded 13 points apiece while Chauncey Billups returned from a groin injury to score 11 for the Clippers, who clinched a winning road record (21-15) for the first time in club history and matched the franchise mark for wins in a season (49-23).

Eric Gordon scored a game-high 24 points and Anthony Davis chipped in 19 and nine rebounds for the Hornets, who are 3-2 on their seven-game homestand.

Los Angeles took a one-point lead into the second quarter, but New Orleans began the period with an 11-3 run to move ahead 37-30. The Clippers used a 10-2 spurt later in the second to jump in front, and Butler and Billups each sank a pair of 3-pointers to put Los Angeles ahead 56-48 at the half.

The Hornets battled back to get within two as Gordon and Davis combined for 22 points in the third quarter. But Los Angeles maintained control in the fourth, outscoring New Orleans 26-14 en route to victory.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Five different players made multiple 3-pointers for the Clippers, with Billups and Crawford sinking three apiece. ... The road team won for just the second time in the last nine meetings between the clubs. ... Billups had missed three games with a strained right groin, while Gordon and Greivis Vasquez each sat out one contest with sore ankles. Vasquez was scoreless in 28 minutes, going 0-for-2 from the floor.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Clippers   New Orleans
Blake Griffin 19 Scoring Eric Gordon 24
Chris Paul 9 Assists Greivis Vasquez 4
DeAndre Jordan 11 Rebounds Anthony Davis 9
Blake Griffin 7 Free Throws Made Eric Gordon 6
Chris Paul 4 Steals Eric Gordon 3
Caron Butler 1 Blocks Ryan Anderson 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Clippers 105 46.6 13-29 24-28 18 35 3 9 9
New Orleans 91 49.3 4-14 17-24 19 35 2 6 12

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Miami. The Pelicans have a W/L % of .346 after a win and .348 after a loss.
  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game on the road against San Antonio . The Clippers have a W/L % of .735 after a win and .565 after a loss.
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