Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Blake Griffin scored 27 points with
eight rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers edged the Atlanta Hawks, 109-108,
on Saturday night at Staples Center.
With the game knotted at 107-apiece, Chris Paul drove the lane and converted a
layup to give the Clippers the lead. Following an empty possession from
Atlanta, Griffin stepped to the line with 13.4 seconds left and a chance to
seal it for the hosts. However, he missed both and left the door open for
Atlanta to tie or win with the final touch.
Coming out of a timeout, Jeff Teague drove on DeAndre Jordan and put up a wild
shot, but Jordan was called for a foul. Teague stepped to the stripe with 1.2
seconds left and missed the first of two free throws. He then tried to miss
the second attempt, but the shot banked in giving the ball back to LA.
The Clippers ran out the remaining clock and squeaked out a win to stretch
their winning streak to seven games.
Paul finished with a 19-point, 10-rebound double-double, Matt Barnes
contributed 17 points, and Jordan notched 13 points with 12 rebounds in the
DeMarre Carroll scored 10 of his 19 points in the first quarter to lead the
Hawks, who have dropped 10 straight on the road and six straight overall. Kyle
Korver had 17 points and Pero Antic added 16 in the setback.
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