NBA: Clippers rout Suns and stretch win streak to 13
PHOENIX, Arizona – Blake Griffin scored 23 points and Jamal Crawford added 22 as the Los Angeles Clippers stretched their team-record NBA win streak to 13 games by routing the Phoenix Suns 103-77 on Sunday.
The Clippers, a laughingstock of the league for years, have not lost since November 26, shattering the old club mark of 11 consecutive triumphs established in the 1974-75 season when the team was based in Buffalo.
The Clippers had lost in their 10 prior trips to Phoenix but laid that futility span to rest by taking their sixth triumph on the road during the current win streak.
At 21-6, the Clippers top the Pacific Division and trail only the Oklahoma City Thunder (21-5) for the NBA’s best record. The Suns fell to 11-17.
Chris Paul added 17 points and a game-high 13 assists for the Clippers, who also got 11 rebounds from Griffin.
Jared Dudley led Phoenix with 19 points while Argentina’s Luis Scola added 11 for the Suns.