Blake Griffin finished with 29 points and recorded 9 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Washington Wizards, 110-103. The Clippers had a strong shooting performance, finishing 36-73 (49.3%) from the field and 32-42 (76.2%) at the free throw line. Los Angeles (33-15) has now won four in a row.
Griffin shot 12-20 from the field, in what was an efficient performance. Other key players for Los Angeles included Jamal Crawford with 21 points and 5 rebounds, Darren Collison with 16 points and 9 assists, and DeAndre Jordan with 14 points and 17 rebounds. On 8-15 shooting, Bradley Beal scored 20 points for Washington in the loss. Nene Hilario contributed 14 points and 8 rebounds, Trevor Ariza finished with 13 points and 6 assists, and Kevin Seraphin put up 10 points and 7 rebounds.
This drops Washington (22-23) to 0-2 versus Los Angeles on the season.
Coming up, the Clippers square off against the Golden State Warriors, who are 27-19 on the season. The Wizards match up with the Oklahoma City Thunder, currently sitting at 37-10 this year. The Clippers are 1-1 versus Golden State this season. The Wizards are 0-1 versus Oklahoma City this season.
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