Clippers End Road Streak on High, Defeat 76ers Without Key Contributors
PHILADELPHIA, PA (AP)- The Los Angeles Clippers continue to prove that they are the Los Angeles team to beat in 2013.
Of course, “the other L.A. team,” the more fabled Lakers, certainly have aided the Clippers in the argument by continuing to perform poorly.
In Monday night’s matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers, Chris Paul had 21 points and 11 assists, Blake Griffin scored 20 points and the Los Angeles Clippers cruised to a 107-90,
Jamal Crawford also scored 20 points and Matt Barnes had 11 for the Pacific Division-leading Clippers. Eric Bledsoe scored 10 points while DeAndre Jordan grabbed 10 rebounds.
The Clippers closed out their season-high eight-game road trip at 4-4, including consecutive wins at New York and Philadelphia.
Los Angeles won the finale with ease without guard Chauncey Billups and forward Caron Butler. Both players were nursing sore lower backs and were replaced in the starting lineup by Matt Barnes and Willie Green.
Nick Young led the Sixers with 29 points while Jrue Holiday, Evan Turner and Jeremy Pargo had 10 each. Spencer Hawes had 10 rebounds.
The Clippers, a perennial doormat, currently sit in 3rd place in the Western Conference standings with only the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder possessing better record to this point.
Breitbart Sports contributed to this report.