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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Blake Griffin had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his third career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 117-101 on Wednesday night for their 10th win in 13 games.
Jamal Crawford had 25 points and Matt Barnes added 20, while Chris Paul had 14 points and nine assists to help the Pacific Division leaders improve to 24-7 at home.
Monta Ellis scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half and Ersan Ilyasova added 20 points for the Bucks, whose four-game winning streak ended as they fell to 1-12 in Los Angeles against the Clippers since the 2000-01 season. Brandon Jennings hit five 3-pointers for 18 points and 12 assists.
The Clippers opened the fourth quarter with a seven-point lead and quickly extended it to 108-91. Barnes sandwiched 3s around consecutive baskets by Eric Bledsoe, who also hit a 3. Griffin capped the spurt with a thunderous dunk off Crawford's alley-oop pass after the guard went streaking to the basket and passed the ball between his legs before finding Griffin.
That move got the crowd on its feet roaring heading into a timeout.
Griffin's assists were a career high and helped him record his first triple-double since March 23, 2011, when he had 33 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists against Washington. He notched the triple-double by grabbing a miss by J.J. Redick with about six minutes left in the game, and checked out to a standing ovation with 3:55 remaining.
Barnes made six 3s in helping the Clippers go 12 of 29 from long-range and complete a season sweep of the Bucks.
The Clippers led by 15 points in the second quarter, thanks to a 16-2 run that included two 3s by Barnes and one by Chauncey Billups. Both teams shot better than 50 percent in the half, and the Clippers finished at 54 percent for the game.
NOTES: Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers sat courtside next to Clippers owner Donald Sterling. ... The Bucks' streak began with wins at Dallas and Houston, and their previous two came in overtime.
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LOS ANGELES -- In a moment of pure spontaneity, Jamal Crawford and Blake Griffin created a singular moment Wednesday night at Staples Center, something so amazing it had to be seen over and over again to be appreciated.
By now, it must certainly be a YouTube sensation -- a fast break basket that began with Crawford passing the ball between his legs and flipping it in the air for...
Blake Griffin needs to be applauded for finding the humor in the dirty flangrant-2 foul that was delivered to him by Serge Ibaka the other night. While the NBA hit him with a hefty fine, Griffin wisely kept quiet until early Wednesday morning when he decided to get creative with a message from his future self: Kid Blake: Who are you? Future Blake: you from the future… Don’t listen...
PLAYA VISTA, Calif. Blake Griffin would have preferred to see Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka get suspended after striking him in the groin on national TV Sunday, but the Clippers forward said he would accept whatever the NBA decided in the matter.
I dont really see how it can be let go, but if it is, whatever, Griffin said after practice Tuesday. Im not going to do anything...
Who needs a slam dunk contest when you can just watch the Los Angeles Clippers?
Jamal Crawford threw an alley-oop up to Blake Griffin on a between-the-legs-pass in midair. Griffin finished off the play with a windmill slam.
Eric Bledsoe kickstarted the play of the year with a steal. Then, Crawford and Griffin had a wide open court in front of them and all the time in the world to...
It's no secret the Los Angeles Clippers are called lob city for a reason. They can dunk, and they're good at it.
At the end of Wednesday night's Clippers vs. Bucks game, the Clippers
were on a fast break and Jamal Crawford found Blake Griffin on a
between-the-legs and over-the-shoulder alley-oop in which Blake capped off with a windmill dunk. Absolutely ridiculous...
Blake Griffin had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his
third career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the
Milwaukee Bucks 117-101 on Wednesday night for their 10th win in 13
NEW YORK (AP) -- Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka has been fined 25,000 by the NBA for striking Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers in the groin area during Sunday's game.
NBA executive vice president for basketball operations Stu Jackson announced the fine Tuesday. The league also upgraded the flagrant foul 1 Ibaka's was given for hitting Griffin as the two battled...
NEW YORK — Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for striking Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers in the groin area during Sunday’s game.
NBA executive vice president for basketball operations Stu Jackson announced the fine Tuesday. The league also upgraded the flagrant foul 1 Ibaka was given for hitting Griffin as the two battled for position...
Is there a double standard in the NBA regarding fouls, suspensions, and fines? Matt Barnes of the Los Angeles Clippers thinks so. After the league handed out a $25,000 fine to Serge Ibaka for his groin shot to Blake Griffin, the league has been speaking out. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade both think Ibaka should have been suspended.If you didn't see the punch, check...
I’m not sure anything needs to be said. The Clippers are a threat in the Western Conference, they are a sight to see, and most importantly, that alley-oop was just plain nasty.
The Bucks couldn’t even be mad at that.
The NBA has fined Serge Ibaka $25,000 for striking Clippers’ Blake Griffin in the groin during the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s game at Staples Center. The league also upgraded the low blow, which was originally ruled a Flagrant 1 foul, to a Flagrant 2 foul, meaning Ibaka should of been ejected. The Thunder forward, receiving no suspension, will be available to play tonight...
The only thing I can think of is that Ibaka sent Keri Hilson up to David Stern’s office to take care of the problem. I rather take a Metta World Peace elbow, than getting hit in the groin.
Serge Ibaka has been fined $25k by NBA “for striking Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers in the groin area.”
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeckNYT) March 5, 2013
This should have been a...
By Mike Elworth: Publisher and Editor of HoopStuff
Everyone loves watching the Los Angeles Clippers play basketball, as they are simply an incredibly entertaining team. There is no better show in the NBA than Lob City. They have the best point guard in the NBA, in Chris Paul, another star in Blake Griffin, who is the NBA’s most explosive dunker, the NBA’s soon to be Sixth Man...