Sac 26 21 32 22 101
LAC 27 29 29 32 117
Date of game: 4/12/2014

Recap: LA Clippers vs. Sacramento

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Blake Griffin scored 27 points and handed out nine assists to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 117-101 win over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday.

DeAndre Jordan had 21 points nine rebounds and seven blocks and Chris Paul posted a near triple-double with 17 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for the Clippers, who are locked into the third spot in the Western Conference.

Jamal Crawford returned from a five-game absence due to a strained left calf.

DeMarcus Cousins had 32 points and 12 rebounds and Rudy Gay scored 16 points for the Kings, losers in five straight.

"We couldn't get any stops all night. 25-5 in transition, I hated our defense," said Kings coach Michael Malone. "They're a playoff team and we didn't respond. They get layup after layup after layup. We played hard, we didn't play smart."

Los Angeles led 27-26 after 12 minutes, but the Kings scored five straight points to take a 31-27 lead early in the second period.

The Clippers eventually stretched their lead to eight, 48-40, after Jordan's layup with 3:17 left in the first half before taking a 56-47 lead into the break.

Griffin's layup less than a minute into the third gave LA its largest lead of the game, 60-47, but a 10-2 run, capped with a Ben McLemore layup, made it 62-57. The Clippers once again pushed their lead to double digits, 85-71, when Griffin got a layup to fall with 1:11 remaining in the third, but the Kings rattled off eight straight points to go into the fourth trailing 85-79.

Cousins' dunk moments into the fourth had Sacramento within 85-81 before his three-point play made it 91-89 with 8:55 left.

The Clippers opened up a 12-2 run from there, capped with back-to-back 3- pointers from Crawford to make it 103-91 with 5:23 left. the Kings never got closer than eight the rest of the way.

"Over the last few minutes we got stops. Those back-to-back 3's from Crawford were back-breakers," said Paul.

Game Notes

The Clippers were 41-of-81 from the field ... LA outscored the Kings 54-42 in the paint ... J.J. Redick and Matt Barnes finished with 13 and 12 points, respectively, for the Clippers ... Reggie Evans had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Kings.

Austin Peay dismisses running back Williams

Austin Peay State University said it has dismissed leading returning rusher Omar Williams from the football team for academic reasons on Friday.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Extra Points: Easley puts himself back in the mix

There are plenty of boom-or-bust types in every draft, but perhaps none in the 2014 version poses a more interesting dilemma for NFL teams than former Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley.

Memphis G Calathes suspended 20 games

Less than 24 hours before the seventh- seeded Grizzlies open their playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA announced they will be without the services of reserve point guard Nick Calathes.

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.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.