SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Blake Griffin had 20 points and Chris Paul shook off a sprained ankle to score 18 points and extended the Los Angeles Clippers’ winning streak to 10 with a 96-87 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night.
Los Angeles had its lowest points total during the streak, but the Clippers won this time with defense, forcing 20 turnovers by the Jazz that led to 31 points.
The Jazz led 70-60 in the third-quarter, but the Clippers capitalized on a rash of Utah miscues and poor shot selection to go on a 20-2 run.
Paul landed awkwardly against the basketball standard after a layup, spraining his left ankle. The point guard limped up and down the court, but still quarterbacked the Clippers’ come-from-behind-third quarter burst. He had seven points and three assists in the six-minute run that ended with Will Green’s 3-pointer with 10:37 to play that made it 80-72.
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