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Wednesday, January 29th (All times Eastern)

Washington Wizards (22-22) at Los Angeles Clippers (32-15), 10:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Clippers are nearing the end of what has been a successful month and are back home following a lengthy sojourn to host the Washington Wizards Wednesday at Staples Center.

The Clippers went 5-2 on their trip east and are 11-3 in January. The success continued with Monday's 114-86 triumph over the lowly Milwaukee Bucks, as Jamal Crawford led the charge with 25 points off the bench. Blake Griffin scored 20 points, Darren Collison added 15 and DeAndre Jordan chipped in eight points to go along with 18 rebounds.

Los Angeles shot 54.4 percent from the field and made 14-of-28 3-pointers. Crawford was 5-of-9 from downtown in less than 24 minutes of action (23:35) and is averaging 25.4 ppg in his last seven off the bench. The Clippers have made 39-of-71 3-pointers in the last three games.

"We were getting stops and getting to the foul line. We were getting good shots, good open looks, but our defense is what allowed us to do that," Griffin said.

The Clippers are the third highest scoring team in the NBA with 106.2 points per game and have won five in a row at home. They are 18-3 as the host and 6-1 at home against Eastern Conference foes.

Washington will close out a four-game western road trip Wednesday and is 2-1 on the junket after posting an 88-85 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. Bradley Beal had 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists, while John Wall's 3-pointer late in the game capped the scoring.

Wall added 15 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals for the Wizards, who shot 37.8 percent for the game and have alternated wins and losses over their last seven games.

"It wasn't a pretty game by either team offensively, but these are the kind of games our defense can win for us when we shoot 37 percent," Wizards head coach Randy Wittman said. "That was a big win for us."

Wittman's squad had a 56-42 advantage on the boards and scored 21 points off 19 Golden State turnovers. The Wizards, though, had 18 miscues in the win.

The Wizards, who will try to move above .500 Wednesday, are 12-11 away from D.C. and will return there for five straight games this weekend versus Oklahoma City, Portland, San Antonio, Cleveland and Sacramento.

Los Angeles defeated Washington, 113-97, on Dec. 14 at the Verizon Center, as injured Clippers guard Chris Paul poured in 38 points and handed out 12 assists. Wall countered with 24 points in that one for the Wizards, who have lost nine of the past 10 matchups in this series.

Washington has lost its last five games at the Clippers.

01/29 10:27:49 ET

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Schedule

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Charlotte97Final | Box
Miami «101
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San Antonio83TNT, SunSports, SpSouth
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Portland302nd Qtr 9:28 | Box
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Standings

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
 
x= clinched playoff berth
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
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
Final
ATL 3
MIA 1
Final
CHC 5
ARI 7
Final
COL 10
SFG 12
Final
OAK 0
TEX 3
Final
SEA 5
HOU 3
9th
PIT 2
CIN 5
 
Final
CLE 5
KAN 3
 
9th
WAS 2
ANA 4
 
Final
TOR 8
BAL 10
 
Final
DET 4
CWS 6
 
8th
TAM 4
MIN 4
 
9th
BOS 5
NYY 1
 
Final
NYM 3
STL 2
 
8th
MIL 5
SDP 2
 
1st
LOS 0
PHI 0
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
4th
SAN 81
DAL 103
 
2nd
HOU 33
POR 30
 
Final
CLB 4
PIT 3
 
3rd
DAL 4
ANA 2
 
1st Intermission
CHI 0
STL 0
 
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1