Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/10/14
Saturday night's game didn't need to be a struggle for the Clippers, but they made it one anyway. They couldn't pull away from the lowly Washington Wizards at Staples Center. Every time they extended a lead, they gave it back. So their 94-87 win in the final game of the season's first half was more of a relief than a rout. The Clippers shot a season-worst 36.6 percent (34 of 93), despite double-doubles from Chris Paul (22 points, 11 assists) and Blake Griffin (17 points, 11 rebounds). But their shooting was horrendous. Paul was 6 for 16, Griffin 4 for 18, Jamal Crawford 3 for 13 and Caron Butler 3 for 9. The fact the Clippers were able to overcome their own offensive inefficiency was a testament to their late-game resolve. "We didn't shoot the basketball very well," Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said. "We had to rely on our defense. Our rebounding did a good job. We missed a lot of easy shots we should be making." Paul's return after a three-game absence to rest a bruised right...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Bucs veterans missing Jameis while he's at rookie symposium

Bulls GM: No teams asked to talk with Tom Thibodeau

Aaron Rodgers could take on more play-calling duties

Urban Meyer says Braxton Miller will return to Ohio State

DeMaurice Smith: NFL teams are blackballing Ray Rice

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Bowl games have no place in the College Football Playoff

Chip Kelly: Tim Tebow is a quarterback

Report: Several Bulls players threatened to boycott Thibodeau

Eagles players don't share McCoy's views on Chip Kelly

Bryant attends Cowboys OTAs despite not signing contract

Are Dwyane Wade and the Heat headed for a split?

On satellite camps and the SEC crying over its self-protections

Four NFL quarterbacks set to take a step back in 2015

Spelling Bee co-champ wears LeBron jersey under shirt

Tigers' pitching woes make Scherzer loss more lamentable

Byron Maxwell guarantees Eagles play in Super Bowl 50

Australian paper runs "Bernie chokes on Kokk' as headline

Top 10 stories from 2015 NBA Playoffs

Rangers-Lightning Game 7 preview

The can't-miss Prince Fielder

Odell Beckham Jr: Double teams on me won't work

For LeBron James, it's about more than the ring

Is Sam Bradford not close to full health?

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Four QBs set to take step back in 2015

Spelling Bee co-champ wears LeBron jersey under shirt

Top 10 stories from 2015 NBA Playoffs

Rangers-Lightning Game 7 preview

The can't-miss Prince Fielder

Chip Kelly: Tebow is a quarterback

For LeBron, it's about more than the ring

Is Sam Bradford not close to full health?

Are Dwyane Wade and the Heat headed for a split?

Good news for the effort to bring an NHL team to Vegas

JJ Watt doesn't care for chance to be on 'Hard Knocks'

Ryan Clady suffers torn ACL

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.