Clippers win 11th straight as Hornets slump

JAHMAL CORNER
Last updated 19:28 20/12/2012
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SOARING: Chris Paul of the Clippers.

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A high-spirited Los Angeles Clippers soared to a franchise record-tying 11th straight victory with a comfortable 93-77 triumph over the slumping New Orleans Hornets.

Roared on by a raucous home crowd, the surging Clippers tied a winning streak dating back to 1974 when the franchise was known as the Buffalo Braves.

The present incarnation of the Clippers (19-6) eased to victory on the back of a balanced effort as Blake Griffin scored 18 points and Jamal Crawford led the reserves with 17, the home players sharing high-fives and smiling throughout the contest.

While points arrived often and from a number of sources, the Los Angeles defence stifled the struggling Hornets (5-20), who appeared jaded in their second game in as many nights as they slipped to a ninth consecutive defeat.

Robin Lopez amassed 22 points and nine rebounds for New Orleans but the visitors shot just 38 per cent as they put up meek resistance against an in-form opponent.

Chris Paul brought the Los Angeles crowd to its feet in the second quarter when the 27-year-old point guard became the fifth fastest player to reach 5000 career assists. 

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