NBA: Chris Paul helps Clippers go past Nets
Los Angeles, March 24 (IANS)
Chris Paul’s 29 points and 11 assists helped the Clippers to beat the Brooklyn Nets 101-95 in a NBA game Saturday night.
It was their franchise-record 10th consecutive victory against an Eastern Conference team, Xinhua reports.
Paul made 12 of 13 free throws and scored 17 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter after banging his left knee early in the game played at the Staples Center.
DeAndre Jordan contributed double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds; Willie Green started for Chauncey Billups, adding 15 points; Blake Griffin had 11 points for the Clippers.
The Nets were led by Brook Lopez and Deron Williams with 18 points each. Gerald Wallace and Joe Johnson scored 15 points each, and Reggie Evans added 16 rebounds and seven points.