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Clippers log 12th straight triumph

/ 11:07 PM December 22, 2012

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Clippers, for decades synonymous with long losing streaks, broke a 38-year-old franchise record with their 12th consecutive victory on Friday, beating the Sacramento Kings 97-85.

The previous mark of 11 consecutive wins was set by the Buffalo Braves during the 1974-75 season, when current Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro was 8 years old.

The current streak includes victories over some of the league’s worst teams—New Orleans, Charlotte, Toronto, Detroit, Phoenix and Sacramento—although the Clippers do have wins over some of the best teams this season, too.

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Chris Paul had 24 points and 13 assists and Blake Griffin had 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Clippers, who have had 20 double-digit losing streaks since their 11-game winning streak in Buffalo—including a dozen of 12 or more.

The Chicago Bulls beat the New York Knicks for the second time this season, 110-106, in a foul-filled game that saw New York coach Mike Woodson, Carmelo Anthony and two other players ejected. AP

COMPLETE NBA RESULTS: Toronto 93, Orlando 90; Philadelphia 99, Atlanta 80; Milwaukee 99, Boston 94 (OT); Chicago 110, NY Knicks 106; Detroit 100, Washington 68; Indiana 99, Cleveland 89; Memphis 92, Dallas 82; San Antonio 99, New Orleans 94.

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