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NBA: Clippers get club-record 12th straight home win

Posted: January 5, 2013 9:59 p.m.
Updated: January 5, 2013 9:59 p.m.

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, right, hugs forward Caron Butler as they walk to the bench during a timeout on NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday in Los Angeles.

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Paul had 27 points and nine assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and the Los Angeles Clippers set a franchise record with their 12th straight home victory, 115-89 over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.

The Clippers lead the NBA with a 27-8 record, a half-game ahead of Western Conference rivals Oklahoma State and San Antonio. The Clippers won a club-record 17 straight overall before back-to-back road losses at Denver and Golden State, then beat the Lakers 107-102 on Friday. Their previous best home winning streak was set in 1978-79, their first season in San Diego after the franchise left Buffalo.

DeAndre Jordan added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Clips, who built a 23-point lead through the first quarter and won for the 19th time in 21 games overall.

Klay Thompson had a team-high 14 points for the Warriors (22-11), who had won 12 of their previous 15.

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