One night after blowing a 20-point lead and losing to the Nets in overtime, the Clippers went up 19 in the first quarter and held on, bouncing back for their fifth win in six games.
Griffin was scoreless in the third quarter, then sat the entire fourth. He had five rebounds and remains one double-double shy Elton Brand’s single-season Clippers record of 55.
LA didn’t need anything else from him.
Fellow rookie Eric Bledsoe collected 23 points in more than 21 minutes off the bench and Mo Williams had 22 points in the win, which moved the Clippers to 3-1 on five-game road trip that ends Monday in Memphis.
Wizards rookie John Wall scored 25, but his team fell to 1-10 in their last 11 games. Another rookie, Jordan Crawford, had 16 points off the bench and Nick Young scored 15.
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