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Clippers bench adds to Suns dark cloud

9 December 2012 07:38

The Los Angeles Clippers bench proved their worth as the franchise claimed a rallying 117-99 victory over the Phoenix Suns.

With the Suns leading 89-85 at the start of the fourth quarter, Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro turned to his reserves on Saturday, and they delivered.

Jamal Crawford returned off the bench to post 13 of his 21 points in the final quarter.

Lamar Odom (eight points and eight rebounds), Eric Bledsoe (10 points) and Matt Barnes (13 points) also played roles as the Clippers outscored the visiting Suns 32-16 in the final quarter.

Blake Griffin led the scoring for Los Angeles, hitting a game-high 24 points and eight rebounds, while Chris Paul added 16 points and 11 assists as the Clippers extended their unbeaten run to five games.

Michael Beasley was the leading point-getter for the Suns, who suffered their sixth successive loss, scoring 21 points and former Houston Rockets forward Luis Scola recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

The Golden State Warriors made it three road wins in succession defeating the Washington Wizards 101-97.

David Lee posted a double-double with 24 points and 17 rebounds for the Warriors while Klay Thompson hit 23 points and Stephen Curry added 22.

Jordan Crawford had 22 points for the Wizards, while Bradley Beal hit 17 for the home team.

Elsewhere on Saturday, the Charlotte Bobcats suffered a seventh successive defeat, falling to a 132-102 loss against the high-flying San Antonio Spurs.

The Spurs led 59-44 at half-time and never looked back as Danny Green (23) and Tony Parker (22) weaved their magic.

Kevin Garnett (19) and Jeff Green (16) led the Boston Celtics to a hard-fought 92-79 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, defending champions Miami Heat ended a two-game winless run by toppling the New Orleans Hornets 106-90, while the Detroit Pistons accounted for the Cavaliers 104-97 in Cleveland.

Marco Belinelli and Luol Deng each scored 22 points as the Bulls beat the visiting New York Knicks 93-85. Raymond Felton scored 27 points for the Knicks.

In Memphis, Josh Smith had 24 points and Lou Williams scored 21 off the bench as the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 93-83.

O.J. Mayo equalled a career high 40 points to lift the Dallas Mavericks to a 116-109 victory over the Rockets while in the late match, the Sacramento Kings defeated Portland Trail Blazers 99-80 with the Kings' starting five all hitting double figures, led by John Salmons with 19.

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