Blake Griffin had 21 points and 11 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers won their 11th straight game on Sunday night, defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers, 102-80, at the Staples Center.
Kyrie Irving left the game in the first half with a left biceps injury.
This was a double-digit affair for most of the way, with the Cavaliers struggling to put the ball in the hoop (they shot 34.9 percent) and the Clippers taking outstanding care of the basketball (they had only five turnovers).
Cleveland did make one run in the second half, though. With Los Angeles up 19 at the start of the fourth quarter, the Cavs went on a 12-0 run to make it a seven-point game. Order was quickly restored, however, as the Clippers then scored 10 unanswered to bring the lead back up to 17.
Luol Deng led the Cavaliers with 23 points.
LA shot 44.7 percent from the floor, assisting on 32 of its 42 made baskets. The Clips also forced Cleveland into 17 turnovers which they turned into 28 points.
Los Angeles scored 25 fast break points compared to only five for the Cavaliers.
Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan also contributed double-doubles for the Clippers, with Paul racking up 16 points and 15 assists and Jordan registering 15 points and 11 boards.
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