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NBA Game Summary - LA Clippers at New Orleans



(Monday, February 24th)

Final Score: LA Clippers 123, New Orleans 110

New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - There was no letdown for the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday.

One day after knocking off the Thunder in Oklahoma City, the Clippers downed the New Orleans Pelicans 123-110 behind good ball movement and a balanced scoring attack.

Jamal Crawford shot 7-of-12 from behind the arc and logged 24 points, Blake Griffin chipped in with 22 points and Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan each posted gaudy double-doubles in the triumph.

The Clippers made 16 3-pointers and had 34 assists on 43 made baskets.

"When you play that unselfish with that many good players, a lot of good things are going to happen," Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said.

Anthony Davis led New Orleans with 26 points and 11 rebounds but was hit with an inopportune technical foul down the stretch of a fourth straight loss. Alexis Ajinca netted 19 points in the setback.

The Clippers made six 3-pointers in the second quarter as they extended a 32-26 edge entering the frame to 61-53 heading into the locker room.

Crawford added two more from long range early in the third and Griffin's personal 9-0 run, capped by an alley-oop off a feed from Paul, stretched LA's lead to 76-58 just four minutes into the period.

The closest the Pelicans got from there was 10, when Jeff Withey put back a Tyreke Evans miss to bring the hosts within 100-90 with 7:39 left in regulation.

Crawford answered with a 3-pointer, and three Paul free throws stemming from Davis' foul and subsequent technical gave the Clippers a healthy 111-95 lead that never dipped into single digits.

"They just made shots tonight," Davis said.

Game Notes

Paul finished with 19 points and 13 assists against his former team ... Jordan checked in with 14 points and 16 boards ... The Clippers shot 51.8 percent from the floor ... Los Angeles is 15-7 in the 22 games Crawford has started ... The Clippers have won five straight meetings with the Pelicans ... Matt Barnes, Hedo Turkoglu and Darren Collison all netted 12 points for LA.

02/25 00:58:19 ET

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Final
STJ 68
DUKE 77
Half
NCSU 42
ND 30
 
Final
CHI 84
MIA 96
Final
CLE 108
OKC 98
3rd
NOP 67
DAL 63
 
3rd
ORL 51
IND 53
 
3rd
PHO 62
LAC 61
 
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ATL 63
MIN 53
 
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TOR 22
DET 22
 
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MIL 24
 
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BOS
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DEN
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HOU
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SFLA 53
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BC 64
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VT 47
UVA 50
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OSU 82
IND 70
Final
UCF 46
CIN 56
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WICHS 74
DRAK 40
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STJ 68
DUKE 77
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MAR 73
FAIR 67
 
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HART 61
MAINE 70
 
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MAN 71
MON 64
 
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PRIN 96
ROWAN 48
 
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SIENA 55
PETE 69
 
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RIU 53
BONA 48
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BING 54
USB 61
 
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MLOWELL 50
VERM 61
 
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BUT 77
SHU 57
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SALA 55
YALE 72
 
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PITT 68
LOU 80
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ILLST 53
NIOWA 54
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GTDNS 69
UMBC 55
 
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IONA 87
NIAG 64
 
1st
TENST 30
BEL 27
 
Half
NCSU 42
ND 30
 
1st
VILL 17
CREI 6
 
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3rd
TEAMFOLI 9
TEAMTOEWS 12
 
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