Clippers hand Suns sixth straight loss

Clippers hand Suns sixth straight loss

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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 8: DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers challenges the shot of Marcin Gortat #4 of the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center on December 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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by Beth Harris, Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 4:21 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jamal Crawford led a fourth-quarter rally with 13 of his 21 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Phoenix 117-99 on Saturday, winning their fifth in a row while sending the Suns to their season-worst sixth straight loss.

Blake Griffin added 24 points, and Chris Paul had 16 points and 11 assists. Crawford made all four of his free throws to extend his streak to 55 in a row since Nov. 3.

Michael Beasley scored 21 points off the bench, and Shannon Brown added 19 for Phoenix, which hadn't lost six in a row since March 3-12, 2009.

The Clippers broke out in the final quarter after not leading by more than seven points through the first three periods. And they did it with their reserves, who scored every point.

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