Blake Griffin had 23 points, 15 rebounds, and three assists, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 102-84 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night at Staples Center. The Clippers have beaten the Wizards seven straight times, including twice this season.
Griffin in his career has averaged 25.8 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 5.8 assists in four games against the Wizards. It was his 18th double-double in 27 games this season, third in the NBA.
Caron Butler scored 21 for the Clippers (18-9), who shot 42.2% for the game. The Clippers led 50-47 at halftime, and extended their lead to eight points in the third quarter, then pulled away in the fourth. Chris Paul added 16 points and nine assists for Los Angeles, now 11-3 at home.
John Wall scored 18 points, had 12 assists, and six rebounds for the Wizards (7-23), who had their two-game road winning streak snapped. JaVale McGee added 18 points and two blocked shots for Washington, who shot 39.5% from the field.
The Clippers outrebounded the Wizards 51-36 on the night, the seventh straight game the Clips have outrebounded their opponent.
The Clippers made 11 of their 21 shots from three-point range. Los Angeles, which made just six of 17 free throws (35.3%) in their February 4 win over the Wizards in Washington D.C., made 21 of 28 free throws (75.0%) on Wednesday night. The Clippers travel to Portland to battle the Blazers on Thursday night on TNT.
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