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NBA: Billups returns, Clippers beat Wolves 101-95

Posted: November 28, 2012 10:26 p.m.
Updated: November 28, 2012 10:26 p.m.

Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin is pressured by Minnesota Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic during the first half in Los Angeles, Wednesday.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Paul had 23 points and 11 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers welcomed Chauncey Billups back to the lineup for the first time this season with a 101-95 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

Billups had eight points and three assists in 20 minutes as the Clippers ended a four-game losing streak. The five-time All-Star, beginning his 16th NBA season, was sidelined for more than nine months after tearing his left Achilles' tendon on Feb. 6 in a 107-102 victory at Orlando.

Blake Griffin, who had career lows in points (four) and field goals made (one) during Monday night's 105-98 home loss to New Orleans, had 18 points and six rebounds.

Kevin Love had 19 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota.



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