PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul’s 22 points, including six 3-pointers, led the Los Angeles Clippers to a 112-101 win over the injury-depleted Phoenix Suns in the Clippers’ final regular-season game before the NBA playoffs.
The Clippers clinched the West’s No. 3 seed with the win.
Blake Griffin hit his first six shots on his way to 20 points as Clippers coach Doc Rivers played his starters major minutes with a higher playoff seeding on the line. DeAndre Jordan had 13 points and 14 rebounds, setting the Clippers’ single-season record for rebounds in a season.
Los Angeles (56-26) can finish with the No. 2 seed if the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets lose their final games Wednesday.
The Suns were down to eight available players, Archie Goodwin leading Phoenix with a season-high 18 points.
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