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Matt Barnes, Blake Griffin spark Clippers past Suns

The Los Angeles Clippers shot lights out from the field in this one, going 40-78 (51.3%), in a 104-96 win over the Phoenix Suns. This is the fifth consecutive victory for Los Angeles (42-20).

Matt Barnes had a quality performance, putting up 28 points on 12-17 shooting, including 4-7 on 3-point attempts. Other top performers for Los Angeles were Blake Griffin with 22 points and 6 assists, Chris Paul with 14 points and 9 assists, and DeAndre Jordan with 10 points and 17 rebounds. Despite the loss, P.J. Tucker put up 18 points for Phoenix on 8-11 shooting from the field and 2-5 from the free throw line. He also registered 10 rebounds. Gerald Green added 17 points and 8 rebounds and Goran Dragic finished with 14 points and 9 assists.

This drops Phoenix (35-25) to 1-1 versus Los Angeles on the season.

Coming up, the Clippers take on the Los Angeles Lakers, who are 21-39 on the season. The Suns match up against the Oklahoma City Thunder, currently sitting at 46-15 this year. The Clippers have a 1-1 record against Los Angeles this season. The Suns have a 0-1 record against Oklahoma City this season.

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