NBA -- Paul ignites Clips past Bucks, 106-102
By Mohan Labra Ramchandani
Mon, 22 Dec 2014
LOS ANGELES - Chris Paul carried the Los Angeles Clippers on his back on Saturday night and helped his team avert a mild upset by scoring a 106-102 triumph over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks.
With the game hanging in the balance, Paul sank a 3 and swished six free throws in the final 4:04 of action at Staples Center to hold off the stubborn Bucks, who erected a 74-65 edge at the 5:24 mark of the third period.
"We've been struggling a bit lately, so after a tough loss last night and then going on a tough road trip to San Antonio and Atlanta after this game, we really needed to get this one," said Paul, whose Clips improved to 19-8, a modest sixth place in the very competitive Western Conference.
Paul's total came to 27 points and nine assists while his running mate, fellow All-Star Blake Griffin, chipped in 24 points and six boards. J.J. Redick drilled five 3s for 23 points while Jamal Crawford fueld the bench with 17.
The Clippers showcased their outside shooting through a 12 of 26 conversion above the 3-point arc and they showed their quickness on the open court with 19 fast break points.
Giannis Antetokuomnpo lit Milwaukee's offense with 18 points and nine rebounds while Jerryd Bayless and Jared Dudley finished with 16 each. The Bucks grabbed 46 rebounds, issued 26 assists and shot 53.1 percent from the field, number that usually are enough to win on the road had Paul not saved the Clippers.
Despite the brutal loss, the Bucks are 14-14, sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
Photo: Blake Griffin shows his high hops Saturday night at Staples Center where the L.A. Clippers tripped the Milwaukee Bucks, 106-102.
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