Clarkson: "I felt like I wasn't making the right reads. I'm going to go back, watch film, & watch my clips & figure out what I did wrong."
The Mavs fell to 6th tonight, Clippers moved up to 5th. Spurs (7th) are now 1.5 back on DAL, 3 games ahead of PHX (8th) out west.
The nutty West: With Mavs L & Clips W, LA to 5th, Dal to 6th. Win by 7th SA moves it 1.5 behind Mavs, who are only 2 behind No. 2 Griz.
Tony Dungy talking to Doc Rivers in the Clippers locker room after the game.
Clippers break open close game in final 7:30 of 4th Q with a 24-6 scoring burst en route to a 120-100 win. Meet Nuggets in LA tomorrow 7:30.
The Clippers are now 8-4 against the top 8 teams in the West and have won four straight, their second longest streak of the season.
Final: Clippers win 120-100 at Phoenix. 23-12-8 for CP3, 23-7-7 for Blake Griffin
Doc Rivers and most of the Clippers come over to hug Reggie Bullock after the game.
The Clippers beat the Suns, 120-100, winning their fourth straight game.
FINAL: Clippers 120, Suns 100.
Clippers beat Suns, 120-100, to improve to 3-0 against them this season.
Clippers on a 24-6 run to finish after Hack-a-Jordan. Might want to re-think that strategy.
Clippers going to beat the Suns, meaning the Thunder will remain only three games out of #8 seed with Wolves/Knicks up next on schedule.
Clippers will improve to 30-14.
Valley of the Sun is now Valley of the Dead as Clippers take 109-94 lead with J.J. Redick heading to free throw line.
The Suns opened the 4th with a 17-7 run to cut the Cilps' lead to 2, but the Clips then went on a 7-0 run to retake a double-digit lead
Chris Paul jumper gives Clippers a 105-94 lead with 5 minutes left.
Another CP bucket, and Clippers are back up 11.
4-point possession for Clippers, Jamal splits on FT's, gets own rebound and CP hits a 3. Thomas drills one in response.
Clippers enter the fourth quarter with a 12-point lead over the Suns, 89-77.
Clippers 89, Suns 77 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Blake Griffin with 21 points and Chris Paul with 16 points.
J.J. Redick 3-pointer bounces in to end 3rd quarter and give Clippers an 89-77 lead. Doc Rivers raises arm in triumph and looks to press row
Redick 3 hits a lot of iron and rolls in at the buzzer. Clippers up 89-77.
Spencer Hawes scored consecutive 3-pointers late in the third quarter to give the Clippers their biggest lead of the game - 13 points, 85-72
Two 3's? Spencer's gifts (to the Clippers).
Spencer Hawes with 9 points in 10 minutes, and Clippers up 85-72.
Clippers gave up 41 points in 2nd quarter on 14-of-22 FG, 4-of-6 3FG and 9-10 FT for the Suns
Halftime: Suns 57, Clippers 55. Blake Griffin with 14 points and Chris Paul with 10 points.
Awesome ATO play for Clippers leads to a Redick 3, but Phoenix up 57-55.
Suns have tied it up and Clippers just threw the ball to press row
Clippers lead 23-16 -- Phoenix shoots 33.3 percent, Griffin with 10 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists.
Clippers with 5-straight in transition, lead Suns 13-10
Obviously bursting with excitement because of the Pro Bowl being so close, Phoenix and the Clippers combine to shoot 0/6 to start game
Which former Clippers teammate is Reggie Bullock most eager to talk trash to? "D.J. on the free-throw line."