Los Angeles, CA – Score another one for the reigning MVP.
Rose had 29 points, 16 assists and eight rebounds in helping the Bulls win three times on their four-game season-opening road trip.
Paul and Rose have squared off against each other five times in their career, with Rose and the Bulls owning a 5-0 record. The previous four games were against the Hornets.
Blake Griffin totaled 34 points and 13 rebounds for the Clippers, who haven't won a home opener since November 2, 2007 when they defeated Golden State. Paul chipped in 15 points, 14 assists and four steals.
The Clippers, who played without Chauncey Billups (sore right groin), were as close as three early in the fourth, but the Bulls were perfect from beyond the arc (5-of-5) and at the foul line (10-of-10) in the last quarter.