Clips beat Bulls, close in on franchise record streak

Published December 12, 2012

| Sports Network

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin continue to lead the way, but it's the Los Angeles Clippers' bench who has helped the club to their longest winning streak in 21 years.

Griffin had 22 points and 10 rebounds in the Clippers' seventh straight victory, a 94-89 triumph over the Chicago Bulls.

Paul added 18 points for Los Angeles, which is in the midst of its longest winning stretch since 1991-92 when the Danny Manning-led squad won a franchise record eight consecutive contests.

The Clippers, who got 34 points from their bench -- 14 from Matt Barnes and 10 from Jamal Crawford -- ranked near the top of the league with 41.8 bench points per game coming in.

Carlos Boozer tallied 24 points and 13 boards for Chicago, which had their three-game winning streak snapped.

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