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NBA Game Summary - Phoenix at LA Clippers



(Monday, December 30th)

Final Score: Phoenix 107, LA Clippers 88

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.

12/31 01:28:58 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
10th
DUR 2
NOR 2
 
Final
PHI 1
ATL 0
Final
DET 7
CLE 5
Final
MIN 7
TOR 0
Final
TEX 8
SEA 6
Final
SFG 1
LOS 2
7th
SDP 1
COL 3
 
5th
PIT 2
MIL 2
 
6th
WAS 0
STL 4
 
5th
TAM 1
NYY 4
 
5th
MIN 1
TOR 3
 
3rd
CWS 0
BOS 0
 
2nd
HOU 0
KAN 2
 
2nd Intermission
NYR 1
PHI 1
 
1st
STL 2
CHI 2
 
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COL
MIN
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SJS
LOS
10th
DUR 2
NOR 2