Paul scores 19 points and Clippers blow out 76ers 101-72 in bounceback after road loss
LOS ANGELES – Chris Paul scored 19 points, Caron Butler added 14 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-72 on Wednesday, bouncing back on the second night of back-to-back games.
Paul also had nine assists and six rebounds while Blake Griffin had a relatively quiet showing with seven points, nine rebounds and six assists. The Clippers were without Chauncey Billups and Eric Bledsoe, who were sidelined by injuries.
Los Angeles improved to 27-8 at home after losing four of its previous seven, including a night earlier at Sacramento. The Clippers won three in a row against Philadelphia for the first time since 2006-07.
Spencer Hawes had 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the 76ers, who lost their 14th in a row on the road.