Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/12
LOS ANGELES -- Jamal Crawford and the Los Angeles Clippers' explosive second unit helped to turn a close game with the Chicago Bulls into a runway before halftime, earning their fifth consecutive victory with a 101-80 win Saturday night in the Staples Center. Crawford, a reserve shooting guard who has led the Clippers in scoring through the season’s first nine games, scored 22 points on 6-for-10 shooting from the field in only 26 minutes. The Clippers' bench outscored the Bulls' subs by a commanding 53-25. At one point in the second half, the Clippers led the battle of the benches 40-8. Blake Griffin had a team-leading 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers, who improved to 7-2 to start the season. Chris Paul scored eight points and added a team-high 10 assists for Los Angeles, which took the lead for good late in the first quarter. The Clippers led by as many as 23 points in the third quarter. Carlos Boozer scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Bulls (5-4),...
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