Pho 30 31 27 19 107
LAC 24 16 19 29 88
Date of game: 12/30/2013

Recap: LA Clippers vs. Phoenix

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Phoenix Suns continued to impress Monday with a 107-88 throttling of the Clippers in Los Angeles.

Goran Dragic provided 26 points, eight assists and five steals while Gerald Green made five of the Suns' 12 3-pointers en route to a 21-point effort.

Phoenix had five players score in double figures -- with P.J. Tucker and Channing Frye each donating 12 -- and essentially led wire-to-wire in its 10th win in its last 12 games.

Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford scored 15 points apiece and Chris Paul had 11 with seven assists, but the triumvirate combined to shoot 14-of-42 (33.3 percent) from the floor in the setback.

"They were so much tougher than us," Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said. "They played their game and we didn't play ours. They were a lot tougher and we had no fight back tonight."

The Clippers sported a proud 13-2 home record coming in and had not trailed by more than 14 points at any juncture in Staples Center.

On Monday, the Suns led by 21 at halftime.

Dragic started the game with a dunk off a turnover as Phoenix scored the first nine points and held a 30-24 lead heading into the second quarter.

"Our job was to come out strong and force them to play our rhythm," Dragic said.

Green scored 14 points in the second, including nine during a half-ending 16-4 flurry that pushed Phoenix's advantage to 61-40.

The Clippers connected on just 30.4 percent from the field over the first two quarters, and while they shot slightly better in the third, the Suns still controlled play and extended their lead to as many as 29.

Both teams emptied their benches in the fourth quarter with the outcome no longer in doubt.

Game Notes

The Suns won 10 games in December for the first time since the 2007-08 season ... The Clippers have dropped three of four overall ... Los Angeles' DeAndre Jordan pulled down a game-high 19 rebounds ... The Clippers shot 36.5 percent from the field ... Markieff Morris rounded out Phoenix's leading scorers with 11 points to go with 12 rebounds.

Dorm Report: The year of running backs

We've all noticed the trend: NFL teams are more reliant on the passing game offensively than ever before, which makes the running back position more of a commodity than a necessity.

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.