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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rookie Blake Griffin posted his 18th straight double-double with 28 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out with 2:52 remaining, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Phoenix 108-103 on Sunday to end a streak of nine straight losses to the Suns.
The victory was the Clippers' first against their Pacific Division rivals since Jan. 15, 2008, and only their fourth in 19 meetings since losing Game 7 of the 2006 Western Conference semifinals at Phoenix.
Eric Gordon scored 24 points and Baron Davis added 15 points and nine assists to complement Griffin's 24th double-double of the season.
Newly acquired Mickael Pietrus scored a season-high 25 points for Phoenix. Two-time MVP Steve Nash finished with 21 points and 15 assists on "Boxing Day," which is a national holiday in his native Canada. Grant Hill had 19 points and seven rebounds.
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