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Chris Paul registered the first triple-double of the young NBA season Monday night against the Utah Jazz, helping the Clippers take the win by a score of 107-101. Paul scored 13 points and added 12 assists and 10 rebounds, both team highs for the game.
There were some questions if Paul would be able to play at full strength with him spraining his left foot against the Kings on Sunday but Paul stated he did not favor the foot at all and it sure didn’t look like it on the night.
Blake Griffin continued his stellar play on the season, scoring 31 points on 14 for 21 shooting; also, he registered 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks to complete a well rounded game.
The Clippers bench continues to perform well this season, scoring 39 points on the night and led by Jamal Crawford’s 19 and Reggie Bullock’s 12 in just 18 minutes.
The Clippers rebounding woes continued despite the win. The Clippers entered the night ranked last as a team in rebounding and were again dominated on the boards Monday, 37 to the Jazz 51.
Most impressive Jazz player of the night was by far Gordon Hayward who scored a team high 27 points on 10 for 19 from the field.
“The kid is amazing,” Stated coach Doc Rivers regarding Hayward after the game. “I’ve had a man crush for two years.”
The win puts the Clippers record at 3-1 which is good for 6th in the Western Conference.
The Clippers play the Golden State Warriors next on Wednesday in Oakland.
Fan Photos from the Game
Is that Clipper Darryl at it again?