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NBA: Clippers hold off upset-minded Wizards 94-87

Posted: January 19, 2013 10:15 p.m.
Updated: January 19, 2013 10:15 p.m.

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, puts up a shot against Washington Wizards center Emeka Okafor during the first half on Saturday in Los Angeles.

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Paul had 22 points and 11 assists, Blake Griffin added 17 points and 11 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers hung on to beat the pesky Washington Wizards 94-87 on Saturday night.

Coming off a sweep of their three-game road trip through Memphis, Houston and Minnesota, the Clippers improved their home record to 19-4. The win was their fourth in a row since the 104-101 loss to Orlando on Jan. 12 that ended their franchise-record, 13-game home winning streak.

The Clippers won despite shooting a season-low 36.6 percent from the field. Paul, the NBA player of the month for December, returned to the lineup after missing three games because of a bruised right kneecap and scored seven points in the final 3:14.

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