INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Paul scored 29 points, while Blake Griffin finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Clippers hold off Indiana’s late charge for a 99-91 victory Thursday.
The Clippers (42-18) have won three straight and seven of their past eight.
David West led the Pacers (36-22) with 22 points, while All-Star Paul George had 20 points and five assists. Danny Granger finished with a season-high 12 points.
But without the suspended Roy Hibbert, the Pacers barely resembled the team that had won five straight by an average margin of 23.8 points.
The Clippers took control with a 13-3 run late in the third quarter, started the fourth on another 13-3 run and held on despite Indiana’s late 13-0 run that cut the lead to four.
Source: Associated Press