Posted March 24, 2013 on AP on Fox
After going 4-4 in their previous eight games, the Los Angeles Clippers were looking to set a tone for themselves before heading out on their last big road trip before the playoffs. Chris Paul made sure it started with him. The All-Star guard scored 17 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter after banging his left knee early in the game and the Clippers held off the Brooklyn Nets 101-95 on Saturday night in a matchup of playoff-bound teams. ''A lot of these games we've been letting get away from us,'' Paul said. ''Tonight we found a way to get stops when we needed and we got some big buckets when we needed them. Paul made 12 of 13 free throws and had 11 assists while going against Deron Williams. Willie Green added 15 points, DeAndre Jordan had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Blake Griffin scored 11 points for the Clippers, who improved to 28-8 at home and won their second in a row. It was their franchise-record 10th consecutive victory against an Eastern Conference team. ''We p...
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