NOH 16 22 18 21 77
LAC 22 26 27 18 93
Date of game: 12/19/2012

Recap: LA Clippers vs. New Orleans

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Blake Griffin paced the Clippers with 18 points as Los Angeles tied a franchise record with a 93-77 victory over the New Orleans Hornets at the Staples Center.

It was the Clippers' 11th straight win, tying the Buffalo Braves' franchise mark set during the 1974-75 season.

Also on Wednesday, Chris Paul finished with 10 points and 12 assists to give him 5,003 career assists.

"It's easy on my part, I just pass the ball. My teammates make the shots," Paul said about reaching 5,000 assists. "It's pretty cool to do it in front of our crowd."

Jamal Crawford added 17 points, DeAndre Jordan poured in 12 and Matt Barnes contributed 11 in the victory.

Robin Lopez dropped in a game-high 22 points to go along with nine rebounds and Anthony Davis scored 16 points for the Hornets, who have dropped nine straight.

New Orleans opened the scoring with a Lopez dunk, but that would be the last lead they would hold in the contest as the Clippers responded with an 11-4 run to go on top for good.

A personal 6-3 push by Lopez brought the Hornets back within 14-12, but Los Angeles scored eight of the first quarter's final 12 points to carry a 22-16 lead into the second.

New Orleans managed to stay within two possessions over the opening three-plus minutes of the second quarter until a Barnes 3-pointer sparked a 20-5 run by the Clippers which gave them a 46-30 lead with 1:32 remaining in the half.

The Hornets cut their deficit to 48-38 entering the break, and then followed Griffin's opening layup of the third quarter with a 9-2 swing to get back within 52-47.

But after Lopez's tip-in capped the spurt, New Orleans would not make another shot from the floor for the next six-plus minutes as Los Angeles reeled off a 13-3 run to take a 65-50 advantage with four minutes left in the third.

A Lopez jumper put an end to the drought, but the Hornets would manage just four more points for the rest of the third quarter while the Clippers netted 10 points to run out to a 75-56 lead heading into the fourth.

New Orleans never threatened in the fourth and the Clippers emptied their bench for the majority of the final 12 minutes.

"We came out in the third quarter with more juice, we just weren't able to sustain it," Hornets coach Monty Williams said. "We just didn't make shots tonight."

Game Notes

The Clippers have not lost since a 105-98 decision to the Hornets on Nov. 26 ... Los Angeles improved to 11-3 at home this season, while New Orleans fell to 2-10 on the road ... The Clippers are 14-1 this season when leading after the first quarter ... LA shot 50 percent in the game while holding the Hornets to just 38.7 percent from the floor.

On Campus: Quarterback quandary

Game planning for a season is much easier when there is a constant under center. However, predicting injuries is never a factor.

NASCAR News
Keselowski on pole with track record at New Hampshire

Brad Keselowski's winning momentum in the Sprint Cup Series continued on Friday, as he claimed the pole for the Sylvania 300 with a new track qualifying record at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
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.