Minneapolis, MN – Blake Griffin scored 19 points, snatched 13 rebounds and dished out five assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers pulled away in the second half to defeat the Kevin Love-less Minnesota Timberwolves, 95-82, on Thursday.
Caron Butler added 17 points, while Mo Williams provided 14 points off the bench in his first game since March 22 for the Clippers, who have won four of their last five games. Chris Paul had eight points and eight assists.
Love missed the game after suffering a mild concussion and neck strain during a loss at Denver on Wednesday.
Nikola Pekovic had 17 points for the Wolves, who were eliminated from playoff contention with the loss.