Tonight’s game didn’t start off particularly pretty for the Los Angeles Clippers, but they seemed to come back from the first quarter with a renewed sense of purpose. Perhaps they were reminded that the Charlotte Bobcats currently have a record of 13-44…so yeah. The Clippers came out with a 106-84 victory here in SoCal.
The Clippers played without Jamal Crawford and Eric Bledsoe tonight (congrats to the Crawford family on their new addition), but it didn’t really seem to matter. The guard combination of Chauncey Billups and Chris Paul did the trick.
Some impressive notes include the Clippers putting up a season-high 34 assists, with Paul dishing out 13 of them himself. And the Clippers looked like they were having fun. They flew through the air with the greatest of ease, flying high with 10 dunks that ensured the momentum of the game was on their side.
For the Clippers, Blake Griffin led the team with 24 points and 7 rebounds. Matt Barnes followed with 17 points, and Caron Butler contributed 16 points.
For the Bobcats, Gerald Henderson led the team with 25 points. Kemba Walker and Bryon Mullens put up 15 and 13 points, respectively.
With tonight’s win, the Clippers improve to 41-18. The Clippers get set to take on a possibly short-handed Indiana Pacers team on the road on Thursday.