Paul, Clippers triumph again without Griffin
WASHINGTON – Chris Paul dunked twice and scored 23 points, reserve Jamal Crawford added 21 and the Los Angeles Clippers again overcame Blake Griffin's absence, beating the Washington Wizards 108-91 on Monday night.
DeAndre Jordan had 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Clippers, who got 54 points from the substitutes in their third consecutive win — second since Griffin was ruled out for at least two weeks with a quadriceps strain. The Clippers never trailed and led by at least 10 throughout the last three quarters.
John Wall had 23 points and 11 assists for the Wizards, whose four-game winning streak came to an end.
•TRIPLE CURRY: Stephen Curry scored 23 points as part of his sixth career triple-double, and the Warriors won for the 29th time in 30 games, 122-103 over the visiting Kings. Curry added a career-high 14 rebounds and 10 assists. Omri Casspi tied Mike Bibby's team record with nine three-pointers for Sacramento.
•CLUTCH KYRIE: Kyrie Irving sank a three-pointer that beat the shot clock with 21.9 seconds left, and the Cavaliers handed the host Suns their fifth loss in a row, 101-97. In his fourth game back since returning from knee surgery, Irving also hit a 12-foot floater to put Cleveland ahead 96-92 with 1:44 to go.
•FULL CIRCLE: Kemba Walker scored 18 of his 38 points in the fourth quarter, and the host Hornets defeated the Lakers 108-98 in Kobe Bryant's final game against the team that drafted him — and promptly traded him — nearly 20 years ago. Bryant finished with 20 points on 5-of-20 shooting.
• BENCH BOOSTS BULLS: Tony Snell, in the rotation because of an injury to Doug McDermott, scored 19 of his 22 points in the final 17 minutes for the Bulls in their 104-97 home victory over Toronto.