banner

NBA

more stats

104
Final 1234Score
LA Clippers24203723104
Phoenix2530182396
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Wrap | Box
96


NBA Game Summary - LA Clippers at Phoenix



(Tuesday, March 4th)

Final Score: LA Clippers 104, Phoenix 96

Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Barnes had 28 points and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Phoenix Suns, 104-96, on Tuesday night.

Blake Griffin provided 22 points, six assists and five rebounds, Chris Paul added 14 points and nine assists and DeAndre Jordan snatched 17 rebounds for the Clippers, who won four straight.

"Matt Barnes kept us in the game the way he was shooting the ball and we got stops and that's when we really got back in the game. It was intense." said Griffin.

Gerald Green supplied 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists, while P.J. Tucker gave 18 points and 10 boards for Phoenix, which has dropped four of its last six.

"I thought we played pretty good defense for three of the quarters, just one quarter killed us. At least it is better than the last five games because I am not sure we had many quarters that were good defensively. We battled," said Suns coach Jeff Hornacek.

Willie Green's 3-pointer and Jared Dudley's layup staked Los Angeles to a 90-75 margin with 8:51 left, but Markieff Morris capped an 11-0 run with a dunk and triple on back-to-back possessions to get the Suns within 90-86.

Gerald Green got a friendly bounce on a pull-up jumper from the right elbow with 2:37 remaining to cut the gap to 97-94, but the Suns never got within three again.

Griffin banked in a tough turnaround and after Goran Dragic missed a layup, the Clippers went 5-of-6 from the foul line to seal the outcome.

Earlier, the Suns led 25-24 after a quarter of play and 55-44 at the break.

The Clippers, though, outscored Phoenix 37-18 in the third.

LA closed the third on a 13-5 flurry and headed into the fourth with an 81-73 advantage.

Game Notes

The Clippers shot 51.3 percent (40-of-78) from the floor, while Phoenix finished 45.3 percent (39-of-86) from the field ... The Suns held a 23-10 advantage in second-chance points.

03/05 01:35:55 ET

Other Stories

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Talladega

    Today at 1:00 pm on FOX50

  • MiLB: Durham Bulls at Pawtucket Red Sox

    Today at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MiLB: Bulls at Pawtucket

    Today at 12:50 pm on Buzz Sports Radio

  • NBA: Memphis at Golden State

    Today at 3:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: NY Yankees at Boston

    Tonight at 8:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • MiLB: Bulls vs. Buffalo

    Tuesday at 6:50 pm on Buzz Sports Radio

Scoreboard
Local
Final
PAW 2
DUR 1
 
1:05pm Today
PAW
DUR
 
Final
BOS 2
NYY 4
Final
MIN 5
CWS 3
Final
STL 2
PIT 1
Final
CHC 1
MIL 6
Final
SFG 5
ANA 4
Final
MIA 7
PHI 0
Final
CLE 4
TOR 11
Final
BAL 4
TAM 0
Final
ATL 4
CIN 8
Final
KAN 1
DET 2
Final
HOU 11
SEA 4
Final
NYM 0
WAS 1
Final
TEX 8
OAK 7
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
LOS 6
ARI 4
1:10pm Today
MIA
PHI
 
1:10pm Today
CLE
TOR
 
1:10pm Today
NYM
WAS
 
1:35pm Today
ATL
CIN
 
1:35pm Today
BAL
TAM
 
2:10pm Today
MIN
CWS
 
2:10pm Today
KAN
DET
 
2:10pm Today
HOU
SEA
 
2:15pm Today
STL
PIT
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
MIL
 
3:05pm Today
TEX
OAK
 
4:05pm Today
SFG
ANA
 
4:10pm Today
LOS
ARI
 
4:10pm Today
SDP
COL
 
8:05pm Tonight
BOS
NYY
 
Final
LAC 111
SAN 109
1:00pm Today
ATL
WAS
 
3:30pm Today
GSW
MEM
 
Final
NYR 3
WAS 2
6:00pm Tonight
MON
TAM
 
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
MIN
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
CAL
 
Final
PAW 2
DUR 1
 
1:05pm Today
PAW
DUR