Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/5/13
LOS ANGELES -- Chris Paul had a double-double in the first half and finished with 30 points and 13 assists to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 107-102 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night at Staples Center. Without leading reserve Jamal Crawford, sidelined by a sore foot suffered Tuesday in their win streak-snapping loss at Denver, the Clippers turned to their two stars, Paul and Blake Griffin. Paul made a fadeaway jumper over Kobe Bryant with 27 seconds left to put the Lakers away after the Clippers nearly surrendered a huge second-half lead. The Clippers led by as much as 19 in the second half before the Lakers trimmed it to as little as three. Griffin had 24 points, including 10 in the third quarter, but had just five rebounds. Matt Barnes had eight points in the second quarter off the bench for the Clippers, who jumped back into the win column after losing two straight following a team-record 17-game winning streak. Kobe Bryant had 38 points to lead the Lake...
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