The Los Angeles Clippers opened their six-game Grammy road trip with one of the largest margins of victory in franchise history. The Clippers dominated the Washington Wizards on Saturday night at the Verizon Center, beating them 107-81. Blake Griffin scored 21 points on 10-of-14 shooting, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out eight assists.
In three career games against the Wizards, Griffin has averaged 26.7 points, 11 rebounds, and 6.7 assists.
As noted by Clippers broadcaster Isaac Lowenkron, the largest margin of victory in Clippers history was 34 points, set three times. The Clippers led by as many as 38 points, more than doubling the Wizards at 74-36 during the third quarter.
DeAndre Jordan scored 18 points, grabbed 11 boards, and blocked three shots on Saturday night, and made nine of 11 field goals. Jordan and Griffin combined to make 19 of 25 shots from the field (76.0%). Jordan and Griffin helped the Clippers dominate the middle, as Los Angeles outrebounded Washington 53-32.
The Clippers shot 54.2% on the night, including 47.8% (11 for 23) from three-point range. The Clippers led by 11 points after the first quarter, led by 24 points at halftime, and held a 36-point advantage after three quarters. Mo Williams added 17 points and eight assists in 24 minutes off the bench for the Clippers.
John Wall and Nick Young each scored 14 points to lead Washington in the loss. The Wizards shot 36.7% from the field on the night.
The Clippers travel to Orlando next to battle the Magic on Monday. Newest Clipper Kenyon Martin is expected to join the team Sunday, but it is unknown when he will first suit up for the Clippers.
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