L.A. Clippers 126, Phoenix 101

Date - Wednesday, April 3, 2013 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #45 Brian Forte, #55 Bill Kennedy, #63 Derek Richardson
Attendance - 19137

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 19 31 20 31 101
L.A. Clippers 29 28 38 31 126

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 23-52 16-22 7-30 L7
L.A. Clippers 50-26 29-9 21-17 W1

Recap

Clippers 126, Suns 101: DeAndre Jordan had 20 points and 12 rebounds as Los Angeles routed visiting Phoenix and set a franchise record with its 50th victory.

Chris Paul had 15 points and 12 assists, Eric Bledsoe scored 17 points and Caron Butler and Willie Green added 15 apiece as the Clippers (50-26) moved one victory or one Golden State loss away from winning the Pacific Division crown. Los Angeles is also battling Denver and Memphis – both with 51-24 records – for the third spot in the Western Conference.

Wesley Johnson scored 20 points and Jermaine O’Neal added 18 for the Suns, who matched a season high with their seventh straight loss. Phoenix has lost 11 of 12 games.

Los Angeles pulled away at the outset by scoring the first 15 points while the Suns missed their first nine shots. Phoenix cut the deficit to two late in the half before the Clippers took a 57-50 lead into the break.

An 11-0 run in third quarter gave Los Angeles a 77-60 advantage midway through the stanza. The lead was 25 entering the final 12 minutes as the Clippers finished with their second-highest scoring output of the season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The previous franchise mark for victories was 49 in 1974-75 when the Clippers were known as the Buffalo Braves. … Phoenix was 24-of-25 from the free-throw line. … Clippers C Ryan Hollins was ejected in the fourth quarter after putting Suns PG Goran Dragic in a headlock and earning a flagrant 2 foul. Suns F Michael Beasley intervened and was also ejected.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   L.A. Clippers
Wesley Johnson 20 Scoring DeAndre Jordan 20
Goran Dragic 4 Assists Chris Paul 12
Luis Scola 11 Rebounds DeAndre Jordan 12
Goran Dragic 6 Free Throws Made Chris Paul 6
Jared Dudley 2 Steals Chris Paul 4
Wesley Johnson 1 Blocks Eric Bledsoe 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 101 45.5 7-17 24-25 23 41 3 3 21
L.A. Clippers 126 55.9 9-21 13-18 39 37 5 14 6

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Clippers have a W/L % of .720 after a win and .538 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Suns have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .294 after a loss.