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The Los Angeles Clippers went into Charlotte looking to quickly forget about their 107-91 drubbing by the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies that occurred the night before and they did exactly that by doing the same to Hornets and winning with ease by a final score of 113 to 92.
The Clippers were led by their dynamic duo of Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. Paul scored 22 points and had 15 assists on the night. Griffin finished with 22 points and 16 rebounds.
“I thought Blake and Chris set the tone for us on both ends and I thought that was the difference,” said Doc Rivers.
Griffin had a great overall game, in addition to his 22 and 16 stat line, he just missed a triple-double by 1 assist.
Most rebounds in a regular season game for Griffin since Feb. 26 of last season.
— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) November 25, 2014
Crawford scored 22 points on the night, Redick has 17 and DJ picked up 11.
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A couple of Clippers reached milestones during the Hornets game. Chris passed Jerry West for 25th in all-time career assist and Jamal Crawford reached 10th on the all-time 3-point shots made.
Crawford was hot from deep on the night, hitting on 5 of his 8 3-point attempts. The Clippers as a team had it going from long distance all night as well, finishing 15 for 32 which equates to a ridiculous 46.9 percent. On the other end of the spectrum, the Hornets were miserable from behind the 3 point line, hitting just 2 for 20 and being outscored by the Clippers 45 to 6 in this area.
The win puts the Clippers record at 8-5 on the season which is good for a tie for 7th in the Western Conference. The Clippers are now 3-1 on their current 7 game road trip with their next stop being in Detroit to face the Pistons on Wednesday.