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Clippers have plenty of points in reserve to win

Guard Jamal Crawford of the Clippers, middle, shooting against the Bulls, has 26 points in 26 minutes to lead Los Angeles to victory.

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Guard Jamal Crawford of the Clippers, middle, shooting against the Bulls, has 26 points in 26 minutes to lead Los Angeles to victory.

LOS ANGELES — Don't mess with the Clippers' bench.

Their reserves have been dominant in Blake Griffin's absence, the latest example being Jamal Crawford's 26 points on Sunday in a 120-93 victory over the Bulls.

In the Clippers' past four games — all wins — the reserves have outscored the opponent's bench 184-78. Their winning streak has coincided with Griffin being out at least a month after breaking his right hand while punching the team's assistant equipment manager.

"Our bench has been better than fantastic," Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers said.

J.J. Redick added 21 points and DeAndre Jordan had 17 points and 20 rebounds for the Clippers, who improved to 15-3 without Griffin.

"That team right there, they don't go away," said Chris Paul, who had 19 points and seven assists. "They just keep on coming and we took all their punches."

The Clippers had three double-digit scorers off the bench a game after their reserves scored 56 in a 105-93 win over the Lakers.

Jimmy Butler scored 23 and Derrick Rose 20 and Pau Gasol had 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulls, who have lost four of six.

Magic snaps skid

ORLANDO — Rookie swingman Mario Hezonja sparked a fourth-quarter comeback, helping lead the Magic past the Celtics 119-114 as Orlando snapped an eight-game skid. In a career-high 33 minutes, Hezonja had a career-high 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting and added three assists. The Magic trailed 95-90 with 6:55 left before reeling off a 9-0 run. Evan Fournier had 24 points and Aaron Gordon scored 19 for Orlando.

Game highlights: Klay Thompson woke Golden State from its slowest start this season with 17 of his 34 points in the second quarter, and Draymond Green tied the franchise record with his ninth triple double this season as the visiting Warriors beat the Knicks 116-95. Green had 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Warriors, held to a season-low 18 points in the first quarter. … Chris Bosh had 18 points as the host Heat beat the Hawks 105-87 for its first four-game winning streak in the regular season since March 28 to April 2, 2014.

Obituary: Marge Hearn, the widow of legendary Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn, died Sunday of natural causes, the team said. She was 98.

Clippers 120, Bulls 93

CHICAGO (93): Moore 4-7 1-1 10, Gibson 3-8 1-2 7, Gasol 7-10 1-1 15, Rose 10-17 0-0 20, Butler 8-22 5-7 23, Portis 4-9 0-0 8, McDermott 2-7 0-0 6, Brooks 1-5 0-0 2, Hinrich 0-2 0-0 0, Snell 1-5 0-0 2, Bairstow 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 40-93 8-11 93.

L.A. CLIPPERS (120): Mbah a Moute 2-6 0-0 5, Pierce 0-6 0-0 0, Jordan 6-7 5-8 17, Paul 8-16 2-2 19, Redick 7-11 3-4 21, Johnson 4-8 0-1 11, Rivers 5-7 1-2 16, Crawford 11-15 2-2 26, Prigioni 1-1 0-0 3, Aldrich 0-1 0-0 0, Stephenson 1-3 0-0 2, Wilcox 0-3 0-0 0, Ayres 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 45-84 13-19 120.

Chicago 22 25 26 20— 93

L.A. Clippers 24 27 33 36— 120

3sChicago 5-15 (Butler 2-4, McDermott 2-4, Moore 1-2, Snell 0-1, Portis 0-2, Brooks 0-2), L.A. Clippers 17-32 (Rivers 5-6, Redick 4-4, Johnson 3-5, Crawford 2-3, Prigioni 1-1, Mbah a Moute 1-2, Paul 1-4, Wilcox 0-1, Stephenson 0-1, Pierce 0-5). ReboundsChicago 47 (Gasol 14), L.A. Clippers 54 (Jordan 20). AssistsChicago 19 (Gasol, Moore 5), L.A. Clippers 26 (Paul 7). FoulsChicago 20, L.A. Clippers 15. A19,325 (19,060).

Magic 119, Celtics 114

BOSTON (114): Crowder 2-8 0-0 5, Johnson 3-5 2-2 8, Sullinger 2-7 1-2 5, Thomas 7-16 4-5 23, Bradley 8-21 3-3 22, Turner 4-7 0-0 8, Smart 8-16 5-5 26, Olynyk 3-9 3-4 9, Jerebko 2-4 2-4 8, Young 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-93 20-25 114.

ORLANDO (119): Harris 6-9 3-3 16, Gordon 8-11 3-9 19, Vucevic 6-17 4-8 16, Payton 3-5 2-2 9, Oladipo 5-13 0-0 11, Hezonja 7-13 0-0 17, Smith 2-4 0-0 4, Fournier 6-8 8-11 24, Dedmon 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 44-82 21-35 119.

Boston 32 22 27 33— 114

Orlando 24 23 34 38— 119

3sBoston 16-46 (Thomas 5-9, Smart 5-9, Bradley 3-12, Jerebko 2-4, Crowder 1-6, Sullinger 0-1, Olynyk 0-5), Orlando 10-24 (Fournier 4-5, Hezonja 3-6, Payton 1-2, Harris 1-3, Oladipo 1-6, Gordon 0-2). Fouled OutJerebko, Thomas. ReboundsBoston 50 (Johnson 11), Orlando 61 (Gordon 14). AssistsBoston 17 (Turner 5), Orlando 27 (Vucevic 7). FoulsBoston 22, Orlando 24. TechnicalsTurner 2, Orlando defensive three second. Ejected—Turner. A18,846 (18,500).

Mavericks 91, Suns 78

PHOENIX (78): Tucker 1-5 0-0 2, Teletovic 3-11 6-6 14, Chandler 6-8 0-3 12, Goodwin 1-11 1-2 3, Booker 6-15 5-5 19, Len 2-2 2-2 6, Morris 5-13 3-4 13, McRae 1-3 2-2 4, Weems 2-6 0-0 5. Totals 27-74 19-24 78.

DALLAS (91): Matthews 2-12 2-2 7, Parsons 5-14 3-4 15, Pachulia 3-7 3-4 9, Williams 10-19 5-5 27, Felton 2-8 6-6 10, Barea 4-10 0-0 10, Villanueva 1-3 0-0 3, Mejri 0-1 0-0 0, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0, McGee 2-2 0-0 4, Powell 2-2 2-2 6. Totals 31-78 21-23 91.

Phoenix 23 22 24 9— 78

Dallas 21 30 17 23— 91

3sPhoenix 5-23 (Teletovic 2-6, Booker 2-6, Weems 1-2, Morris 0-2, Tucker 0-2, McRae 0-2, Goodwin 0-3), Dallas 8-29 (Barea 2-4, Williams 2-6, Parsons 2-8, Villanueva 1-3, Matthews 1-8). Fouled OutBooker. ReboundsPhoenix 54 (Chandler 13), Dallas 47 (Pachulia 15). AssistsPhoenix 13 (Morris, Booker 4), Dallas 15 (Felton 6). FoulsPhoenix 20, Dallas 19. TechnicalsDallas defensive three second. A20,137 (19,200).

Heat 105, Hawks 87

ATLANTA (87): Bazemore 4-6 0-2 8, Millsap 5-11 6-6 17, Horford 6-10 2-2 17, Teague 3-11 9-9 15, Korver 0-6 0-1 0, Splitter 1-2 3-4 5, Sefolosha 1-2 0-0 2, Schroder 4-12 2-2 11, Scott 0-0 0-0 0, Hardaway Jr. 3-6 4-4 10, Mack 0-2 0-0 0, Patterson 0-2 0-0 0, Muscala 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 27-70 28-32 87.

MIAMI (105): Deng 7-14 1-2 17, Bosh 6-14 4-4 18, Stoudemire 5-8 3-4 13, Dragic 4-10 1-2 9, Wade 5-12 7-8 17, Winslow 4-6 2-2 10, McRoberts 1-3 4-4 6, Udrih 3-7 0-0 6, Green 3-6 0-0 7, Richardson 0-0 0-0 0, Stokes 1-1 0-0 2, Haslem 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-81 22-26 105.

Atlanta 17 17 28 25— 87

Miami 27 20 28 30— 105

3sAtlanta 5-22 (Horford 3-3, Millsap 1-2, Schroder 1-4, Mack 0-1, Patterson 0-1, Korver 0-2, Bazemore 0-2, Hardaway Jr. 0-2, Teague 0-5), Miami 5-20 (Bosh 2-4, Deng 2-5, Green 1-3, Winslow 0-1, McRoberts 0-1, Dragic 0-3, Udrih 0-3). Fouled OutTeague. ReboundsAtlanta 38 (Bazemore 10), Miami 55 (Stoudemire 12). AssistsAtlanta 13 (Teague 6), Miami 21 (Wade 8). FoulsAtlanta 23, Miami 23. TechnicalsMiami defensive three second. A19,937 (19,600).

Warriors 116, Knicks 95

GOLDEN STATE (116): Barnes 3-8 0-0 7, Green 9-9 0-2 20, Bogut 0-1 0-0 0, Curry 5-17 0-0 13, K.Thompson 14-18 1-1 34, Iguodala 2-2 3-6 8, Speights 2-5 2-2 7, Barbosa 2-4 3-4 8, Livingston 4-4 2-2 11, Rush 1-3 0-0 3, Clark 0-2 4-4 4, J.Thompson 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 42-73 16-23 116.

NEW YORK (95): Anthony 8-18 8-9 24, Porzingis 3-8 6-8 14, Lopez 3-5 0-0 6, Galloway 3-13 2-2 9, Afflalo 2-12 0-0 5, Thomas 0-2 2-2 2, Williams 4-12 2-2 11, Vujacic 4-5 2-2 11, O'Quinn 2-3 0-0 4, Grant 1-4 1-1 3, Amundson 1-5 0-0 2, Antetokounmpo 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 33-90 23-26 95.

Golden State 18 37 27 34— 116

New York 20 29 16 30— 95

3sGolden State 16-29 (K.Thompson 5-6, Curry 3-11, Green 2-2, Barbosa 1-1, Livingston 1-1, Rush 1-1, Iguodala 1-1, Barnes 1-2, Speights 1-2, Clark 0-2), New York 6-18 (Porzingis 2-2, Vujacic 1-1, Afflalo 1-3, Williams 1-3, Galloway 1-4, Grant 0-1, Antetokounmpo 0-1, Thomas 0-1, Anthony 0-2). ReboundsGolden State 51 (Bogut 12), New York 47 (Anthony 10). AssistsGolden State 31 (Green 10), New York 19 (Galloway 5). FoulsGolden State 21, New York 20. TechnicalsGolden State defensive three second. Flagrant Fouls—O'Quinn. A19,812 (19,763).

Clippers have plenty of points in reserve to win 01/31/16 [Last modified: Sunday, January 31, 2016 11:11pm]
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