Clippers Knock Off 76ers 78-77 As Chris Paul Plays Hero

Blake Griffin had 16 points and 11 rebounds in the win.

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Clippers Win Thriller Over 76ers Behind Chris Paul's Huge Night

The Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers entered Friday with two of the best records in the NBA, even if it was improbable at the start of the season. In a game that was seemingly within a point or two for all four quarters, the Clippers came through down the stretch and saw Chris Paul hit a 16-foot jumper with just seconds remaining on the clock to give them a huge 78-77 victory.

In what was a defensive-minded game, Paul led all scorers with 24 points. The veteran point guard also brought down four rebounds and dished out four assists. Blake Griffin recorded yet another double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Mo Williams added 14 off the bench despite a poor shooting night. As a whole the Clippers made just 38.8% of their shots from the field and missed 17 of their 19 3-point attempts.

The 76ers took a late one point lead after two clutch free throws from Thaddeus Young, but they were simply not able to come up with a stop when it mattered most. Andre Iguodala continued to play well and ended the game with 12 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. The loss drops Philadelphia to 18-9 on the season.

This was a big game for Los Angeles and they came through in the closing moments. Next up will be the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. from Charlotte, which is 4 p.m. locally in L.A.

For more on the team and to discuss tonight's victory, head on over to Clippers Nation.

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Clippers vs. 76ers: A Battle of Two First-Place Teams in Philly

The Clippers travel to the City of Brotherly Love to take on the streaking 76ers and both teams look to improve on their divisional leads.

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