LAC 23 26 29 22 100
Cha 21 23 27 23 94
Date of game: 12/12/2012

Recap: Charlotte vs. LA Clippers

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and Matt Barnes each scored 19 points on Wednesday to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 100-94 win over the Charlotte Bobcats at the Time Warner Cable Arena.

Paul also dished out 10 assists while Eric Bledsoe added 13 points and eight rebounds off the bench for the Clippers, winners in eight straight.

"We're playing hard right now, but we're not satisfied," Paul said. "We just have to keep playing the right way to keep this thing (the winning streak) going."

Jamal Crawford, who had scored in double figures in 28 straight games, netted just nine points on 2-of-12 shooting in the victory.

Byron Mullens dropped in 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Kemba Walker netted 17 points to go with six assists for the Bobcats, who have dropped nine in a row.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 11 points and eight boards in the setback.

"A couple times we were close and right in there," said Bobcats forward Gerald Henderson. "We couldn't get a stop and got a little stagnant on offense, and couldn't make a shot. We just have to get after and fight. That's a tough team"

Los Angeles led 91-81 with 4:21 to play, but Mullens' 27-foot 3-pointer with 31.2 seconds left capped a small 9-4 burst to pull Charlotte within 95-90.

The Clippers then hit their next four free throws to go up 98-90 with 22 ticks showing. Mullens once again buried a deep triple to make it a 99-93 game with 15.7 seconds left, but the Bobcats scored just one point the rest of the way and Los Angeles held on for the win.

Griffin dropped in eight points in the first quarter to help the Clippers jump out to a 23-21 lead after the first 12 minutes.

Los Angeles used a 15-8 run to go up 40-30 midway through the second frame, but the Bobcats countered with a 10-4 sequence to make it 44-40 with just over two minutes to go in the first half. The teams traded blows the rest of the way and the Clippers led 49-44 at the break.

Despite shooting 57.9 percent from the floor, the Bobcats were outscored 29-27 in the third. Griffin had a strong quarter with nine points on 4-of-6 shooting for the Clippers, who went 3-for-7 from behind the arc as a team in the period.

Los Angeles, which held the Bobcats to 42.7 percent shooting, is 12-0 this season when holding opponents to 43 percent shooting or worse.

Game Notes

The Clippers have scored 100 point or more in six straight games ... Los Angeles outscored Charlotte 50-40 in the paint and 21-12 on second chance points ... Bismack Biyombo had 10 points and nine rebounds, Henderson had 12 points and Ramon Sessions donated 11 points for the Bobcats.

Two Payton Award winners on Hall of Fame ballot

Former Walter Payton Award winners Archie Amerson and Michael Payton are among the FCS players eligible for induction into the 2015 class of the College Football Hall of Fame, announced Wednesday.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: NASCAR's elite eight move on

The Eliminator Round in the new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins this weekend at Martinsville Speedway, with the playoff field now trimmed to eight drivers.

Polian, Wolf named Pro Football HOF finalists

Former NFL general managers Bill Polian and Ron Wolf have been selected as finalists for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class under the newly-created contributors category.

Thunder exercise options on Lamb, Adams, Roberson, and Jones

The Oklahoma City Thunder exercised club options on guard Jeremy Lamb, center Steven Adams and forwards Andre Roberson and Perry Jones on Tuesday.

Wild, Coyle agree to 5-year extension

The Minnesota Wild moved to lock up another of their young core on Wednesday, agreeing to terms with center Charlie Coyle on a five-year contract extension.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.