LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin scored a season-high 45 points, drilling the winning 3-pointer that hit the rim and dropped in at the buzzer, to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Phoenix Suns 121-120 in overtime Monday night for their eighth straight victory.
Griffin made 15 of 17 free throws, and finished two points off his career high. Chris Paul had 20 points and 10 assists, J.J. Redick added 17 points, and DeAndre Jordan had 10 points and 14 rebounds in a game featuring rat-a-tat offense.
Eric Bledsoe had a triple-double of 27 points, a career-high 16 assists and 11 rebounds for the Suns. Markieff Morris scored 21 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in overtime that rallied the Suns from a two-point deficit to a four-point lead.
Goran Dragic added 17 points for the Suns, who had six players in double figures. Bledsoe tied his career high in rebounds against his former team.
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