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Blake Griffin gets double-double, Clippers defeat Bulls

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In an impressive all-around performance, Blake Griffin put up 26 points and notched 13 rebounds and 7 assists to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Chicago Bulls, 112-95. The Clippers had no trouble knocking down shots, finishing 41-76 (53.9%) from the field, including 13-21 (61.9%) from beyond the arc. Los Angeles (30-15) has now won seven of their last 10 games.

Griffin finished 11-18 from the field, in a solid outing. Los Angeles also got solid performances from J.J. Redick with 18 points and 5 assists, and DeAndre Jordan with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Despite the loss, Carlos Boozer scored 22 points for Chicago on 10-17 shooting. He also recorded 9 rebounds. Joakim Noah contributed 12 points and 13 rebounds.

Along with their eFG% of 62.5%, the Clippers connected at a rate of 61.9% from 3-point range. On the season, they are undefeated (9-0) when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Bulls are winless (0-5) when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.

This defeat means an end to a three-game winning streak for Chicago, pushing their record to 21-21 for the year.

Coming up next, the Clippers square off against the Toronto Raptors, who are 22-20 on the year. The Bulls meet the Charlotte Bobcats, currently 19-26 this season. The Bulls have been victorious in their last two games against Charlotte.


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