In a complete performance, Chris Paul put up 22 points and notched 9 assists and 7 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 114-104. Los Angeles (53-22) is now on a three-game winning streak.
Paul finished 6-16 from the field (2-5 on 3-pointers) and 8-8 from the free throw line. He also put up 3 steals. Other top performers for Los Angeles were Darren Collison with 28 points and 7 assists, Matt Barnes with 19 points and 6 rebounds, and DeAndre Jordan with 11 points and 24 rebounds. On 8-21 shooting, including 2-8 from behind the arc, Kevin Love put up 20 points for Minnesota in the loss. He also added 13 rebounds.
Minnesota (36-37) has now dropped four straight games versus Los Angeles.
Coming up next, the Clippers square off against the Phoenix Suns, who are 44-30 on the year. The Timberwolves match up with the Memphis Grizzlies, currently 44-30 this season. The Clippers came away with a win in two straight games against Phoenix. The Timberwolves have lost to Memphis the last two times they have played.