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Griffin scores 18 as Clippers beat Hornets 93-77 to match franchise mark with 11th win in row

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    New Orleans Hornets center Robin Lopez, right, pulls in a rebound as Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul celebrates after an assist against the New Orleans Hornets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, right, shoots over New Orleans Hornets forward Anthony Davis during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, center, shoots between New Orleans Hornets' Ryan Anderson, left, and Robin Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)The Associated Press

Blake Griffin scored 18 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Hornets 93-77 on Wednesday night for their franchise record-tying 11th consecutive victory.

Jamal Crawford added 17 points, DeAndre Jordan scored 12, and Chris Paul had 10 points and 12 assists, surpassing 5,000 in his career for the Clippers, whose 19-6 record is tied with New York for second-best in the NBA.

They tied the franchise record set by the 1974-75 Buffalo Bills.

Robin Lopez scored 14 of his 22 points in the first quarter and rookie Anthony Davis added 16 for the Hornets. They lost their ninth in a row and 11th in their last 12 games while falling to 2-10 on the road. They were the last team to beat the Clippers on Nov. 26.