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Chris Paul, Blake Griffin lead Clippers by Pelicans

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The New Orleans Pelicans shot just 28-85 (32.9%) from the field, including 3-22 (13.6%) from behind the arc, as they fell to the Los Angeles Clippers, 108-76. Los Angeles (41-20) has now won four in a row.

Chris Paul scored 21 points on 7-11 shooting from the field and 7-7 from the free throw line, in a good performance. Other key performers for Los Angeles were Blake Griffin with 20 points and 5 rebounds, and Matt Barnes with 14 points and 6 rebounds. On 9-19 shooting, including 2-6 from behind the arc, Tyreke Evans scored 22 points for New Orleans in the loss. He also registered 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Alexis Ajinca contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds and Greg Stiemsma finished with 10 points and 7 rebounds.

In addition to 13.6% from 3-point range, the Pelicans tallied an eFG% of just 34.7%. They are winless (0-6) on the season when registering marks below 30% and 45%, respectively, in those statistics. The Clippers, conversely, are 12-1 when holding the opposition to such dismal shooting numbers.

New Orleans (23-36) has now lost seven straight.

Coming up next, the Clippers square off with the Phoenix Suns, who are 34-24 on the year. The Pelicans match up against the Sacramento Kings, currently 20-39 this season. The Clippers have a 0-1 record against Phoenix this season. The Pelicans are 1-1 versus Sacramento this season.


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