Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/24/14
LOS ANGELES -- Caron Butler scored 29 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers made a late surge to pick up their 17th consecutive win, 107-96 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night at Staples Center. After barely eking out wins in two previous matchups with the Jazz this season -- including a 116-114 victory at Utah on Friday night -- the Clippers survived a brutal third-quarter stretch Sunday. They pulled away when their balanced bench sparked a big fourth quarter. The Jazz used a 17-4 run to take a 76-75 lead with just under two minutes left in the third quarter, but the Clippers regained the lead -- and the momentum -- in a hurry, and never looked back. Los Angeles outscored Utah 28-20 in the fourth quarter and hit 10 of 12 free throws. Jamal Crawford had 11 points in the quarter to help lift the Clippers to the win. That Los Angeles was still in it, though, was a credit to Butler. Butler had 17 points in the first quarter as he hit all five of his 3-point attempts to st...
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