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Clippers rally to beat Jazz 107-96 for 17th straight win, finishing December with 16-0 record

  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, goes up for a shot as Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter, of Turkey, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, goes up for a shot as Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter, of Turkey, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Clippers center Ronny Turiaf puts up a shot as Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Clippers center Ronny Turiaf puts up a shot as Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, gestures after a Clippers basket as guard Chris Paul approaches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, gestures after a Clippers basket as guard Chris Paul approaches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Jamal Crawford scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Utah Jazz 107-96 on Sunday night for their 17th consecutive victory, becoming the third team in NBA history to record a perfect month.

The Clippers went 16-0 in December to join the 1995-95 San Antonio Spurs and 1971-72 Lakers as the only teams to go undefeated over a month. Their franchise-record winning streak is the longest since Boston won 19 in a row four years ago.

Caron Butler led the Clippers with 29 points, making all six of his 3-pointers. Chris Paul added 19 points and nine assists to help them maintain the league's best record at 25-6.

Al Jefferson scored 30 points to lead Utah, which fell victim for the third time during the Clippers' streak.