Sac 21 18 23 23 85
LAC 29 24 20 24 97
Date of game: 12/21/2012

Recap: LA Clippers vs. Sacramento

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - The Clippers have always played second fiddle in Los Angeles.

But not so far this season.

Chris Paul tallied 24 points, 13 assists and five steals and the Clippers recorded their franchise-record 12th straight win with a 97-85 triumph over the Sacramento Kings.

"It's pretty cool and great for the fans," Paul said of the streak. "For us it's another win, but we can't be satisfied. One thing about us, we are playing together."

Blake Griffin added 21 points and 13 rebounds for Los Angeles, which broke the franchise mark of the 1974-75 Buffalo Braves.

"One thing about this streak, we've won in a variety of different ways," Griffin said.

The Clippers' average margin of victory during the stretch is 14.8 points, while the Lakers have won just five games during the same span.

Jimmer Fredette netted 16 points off the bench to lead the Kings, who have dropped six of their last seven contests.

DeMarcus Cousins, who had nine points in defeat, did not play in the second half.

"His conduct was not good for the team," Sacramento head coach Keith Smart said of Cousins not playing in the second half.

Jason Thompson's layup four minutes into the opening frame gave Sacramento an 11-9 edge, but the Clippers closed the quarter on a 20-10 run, which was capped when Paul nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Los Angeles' margin swelled to as many as 16 in the second before it took a 53-39 advantage into the break.

The Clippers led, 73-62, after three and Sacramento never cut the deficit below seven in the fourth.

Game Notes

Matt Barnes added 13 points off the bench for Los Angeles ... The Kings turned the ball over 17 times, which led to 24 Clipper points ... Isaiah Thomas chipped in 12 points for Sacramento.

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.

Titans turn to Mettenberger

The Tennessee Titans are going with rookie Zach Mettenberger as the starting quarterback moving forward, deciding to bench veteran signal-callers Jake Locker and Charlie Whitehurst in favor of a youth movement.

Varlamov to play on Friday

Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy said that goaltender Semyon Varlamov will start Friday's home game against the Vancouver Canucks.

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.