Buzzing on Yahoo Sports:

Chris Paul scores 38 as Clippers defeat Wizards

Automated Insights

Chris Paul finished with 38 points and added 12 assists to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Washington Wizards, 113-97. The Clippers were on fire in this one, going 39-69 (56.5%) from the field and 26-31 (83.9%) at the free throw line. Los Angeles (16-9) gets one in the win column after losing to Brooklyn on Thursday.

Paul finished 11-14 (5-7 from three-point range) and 11-11 from the free throw line, in what was an efficient performance. Other top performers for Los Angeles were Blake Griffin with 16 points and 9 rebounds, and DeAndre Jordan with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Despite the loss, John Wall put up 24 points for Washington on 10-16 shooting. He also recorded 12 assists. Trevor Booker contributed 12 points and 7 rebounds and Trevor Ariza finished with 11 points and 5 assists.

Along with their eFG% of 63.0%, the Clippers connected at a rate of 42.9% from 3-point range. On the season, they are undefeated (5-0) when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Wizards are 1-2 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.

Washington (9-13) has now lost four straight games.

Coming up, the Clippers battle the San Antonio Spurs, who are 18-4 on the season. The Wizards meet the New York Knicks, currently sitting at 6-16 this year. The Wizards have a 1-0 record against New York this season.

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Basketball
View Comments (0)