Clippers top Pelicans

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Updated: December 19, 2013

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 20
rebounds, Blake Griffin added 21 points and 10 boards and the Los Angeles
Clippers defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 108-95 on Wednesday night.

Jared Dudley added 20 points and Chris Paul finished with 12 points and 11
assists for the Clippers, who have won three in a row and five of their last
six.

Anthony Davis returned from a seven-game absence due to a broken left hand and
tallied 24 points and 12 rebounds for New Orleans, which has dropped three in
a row.

Davis, who had been expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks, came back in just under
three. He was not in the starting lineup but still played 32 minutes.

Tyreke Evans had a triple-double with 11 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in
defeat.

An Al-Farouq Aminu dunk pulled the Pelicans within 55-51 early in the third
before the Clippers responded with a 15-2 run to seize control of the contest.
Griffin netted six points during the surge, including a driving dunk to cap it
and extend the LA margin to 70-53 midway through the frame.

The Clippers took a 78-65 spread into the fourth, where they cruised to the
easy win.

LA led 27-22 after a quarter of play and 52-45 at the break.

Game Notes

The Clippers committed just nine turnovers and was 31-of-36 (86.1 percent)
from the foul line … Jamal Crawford had 17 points for LA … Ryan Anderson
had 17 points and nine boards for New Orleans.