Min 28 27 22 18 95
LAC 23 34 19 25 101
Date of game: 11/28/2012

Recap: LA Clippers vs. Minnesota

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Chris Paul tallied 23 points and 11 assists in the Los Angeles Clippers' 101-95 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Chauncey Billups made his season debut for Los Angeles after missing the first 14 games while recovering from surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon. Billups suffered the injury on Feb. 6 in Orlando, ending his first campaign with the Clippers after 20 games. He finished with seven points and nailed his first shot from the floor, a 3-pointer.

Blake Griffin had 18 points and six rebounds for the Clippers, who snapped a four-game losing skid.

"It feels real good to be back, it feels great," Billups said of being back. "I never lost faith. I worked my behind off, and I am back. It is going to take a while, but as long as I am out here I am happy with that."

Kevin Love finished with 19 points and 12 boards for Minnesota, which has dropped six of its last seven contests.

"When they get physical, we have to get physical. We played hard, we just have to finish," Minnesota head coach Rick Adelman said.

A 10-2 Clippers run, capped on a Griffin dunk, gave the hosts a 90-85 lead with 3:02 to play.

The Wolves clawed back, though, and Alex Shved's triple pulled Minnesota within 95-93 with 23 ticks to play.

But DeAndre Jordan was left unaccounted for at the other end as he slammed home Paul's lob from midcourt and Shved then turned the ball over at the other end.

Paul hit four free throws over the final 11 seconds to seal the outcome.

Earlier, the Wolves led, 28-23, after a quarter of play, but the Clippers outscored Minnesota, 34-27, in the second as they took a 57-55 cushion into the break.

Minnesota took a 77-76 edge into the final frame.

Game Notes

The Wolves had beaten the Clippers three straight times when they had Love in the lineup ... Billups was 1-of-5 from the field -- all three-point attempts ... Minnesota turned the ball over 20 times, which led to 19 Los Angeles points.

Texas QB Ash ends career over concussions

Texas quarterback David Ash's career in football is over after numerous bouts with concussions, according to Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong.

NASCAR News
Grand jury to review Tony Stewart's case

The Ontario County District Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday that a grand jury will determine if charges should be filed against NASCAR driver Tony Stewart for his involvement in a fatal accident during the Aug. 9 sprint car race at a dirt track in Upstate New York.

Cards RB Dwyer arrested, deactivated

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested on multiple assault charges Wednesday and police said his alleged victims included a 27-year-old woman and Dwyer's 18-month old child.

Nuggets' Hickson gets 5 games for drugs

Denver Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson was suspended five games without pay for violating the NBA's anti-drug program, the league announced on Wednesday.

Wild's Harding suffers broken foot

Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding faces a long road back from a flare-up of multiple sclerosis which sidelined him for a significant portion of last season.

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.