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Clippers rally from 17-point deficit to beat Phoenix 112-108

  • Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) drives as Phoenix Suns forward Marcus Morris (15) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) drives as Phoenix Suns forward Marcus Morris (15) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32), right, pushes the ball upcourt as Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32), right, pushes the ball upcourt as Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

Darren Collison and Blake Griffin scored 23 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from a 17-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Phoenix Suns 110-108 Wednesday night.

Chris Paul added 20 points, including a 32-foot 3-pointer just before the shot clock was to expire to put the Clippers up for good 108-106 with 1:48 to play.

Eight Suns players reached double figures, led by Marcus Morris' 16 points.

Phoenix fell into a three-way tie with Memphis and Dallas for the last two playoff spots in the West. Phoenix used a 22-5 run to lead 91-74 with 1:49 left in the third period and was up 91-78 entering the fourth.

Griffin had been listed as doubtful for the game with back spasms.