Jamal Crawford came off the bench and put up 27 points and recorded 5 assists, while Blake Griffin added 25 points and 11 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Clippers defeat the Utah Jazz, 102-87. Los Angeles (34-16) has now won seven of their last 10 games.
Crawford went 9-15 (1-4 from three-point range) and 8-9 from the free throw line, in what was an efficient performance. DeAndre Jordan also contributed for Los Angeles, finishing with 10 points and 14 rebounds. On 10-19 shooting from the field and 3-6 from the free throw line, Enes Kanter put up 23 points for Utah in the loss. He also added 14 rebounds.
In a battle of strength versus strength, the high-octane offense of Los Angeles (ranked third in the NBA in offensive efficiency) emerged victorious over the defense of Utah (ranked second in defensive efficiency), scoring 1.14 points per possession.
This drops Utah (16-31) to 0-2 versus Los Angeles on the season.
Coming up, the Clippers square off against the Denver Nuggets, who are 22-23 on the season. The Jazz match up with the Toronto Raptors, currently sitting at 25-22 this year. The Clippers have a 1-0 record against Denver this season. The Jazz are 0-1 versus Toronto this season.