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  • Clippers rout Grizz without CP3

  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Reserves Jamal Crawford and Matt Barnes each scored 16 points, and the Clippers easily routed the Memphis Grizzlies 99-73 Monday night with Chris Paul missing his first game this season because of a bruised right kneecap.
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  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Reserves Jamal Crawford and Matt Barnes each scored 16 points, and the Clippers easily routed the Memphis Grizzlies 99-73 Monday night with Chris Paul missing his first game this season because of a bruised right kneecap.
    The matchup between two of the best teams in the West wasn't close much of the way. While Paul watched from the bench, the Grizzlies were without their leading scorer: Rudy Gay was excused for his grandmother's funeral in Baltimore.
    Eric Bledsoe, starting for Paul, had 14 points, and Blake Griffin scored 10.
    Zach Randolph had 15 for Memphis, which lost its second straight. Wayne Ellington added 11 in a rare start, and Darrell Arthur had 10.
    Thunder 102, Suns 90
    At Phoenix, Kevin Durant scored 27 of his 41 points in the second half and Oklahoma City became the NBA's first 30-game winner of the season with a victory over the Suns.
    Russell Westbrook added 36 for the Thunder, but it was Durant who took over in his fourth 40-point game of the season, scoring 19 in the fourth quarter and falling one shy of the season-high 42 he scored two games earlier against the Los Angeles Lakers.
    Bulls 97, Hawks 58
    At Chicago, Carlos Boozer had 20 points and 13 rebounds, Luol Deng scored 18 points and the Chicago Bulls held Atlanta to a franchise-low 20 points in the first half of a victory over the Hawks.
    Wizards 120, Magic 91
    At Washington, Emeka Okafor had 19 points and 11 rebounds, leading six players in double figures for Washington in a victory over the Magic for its third straight win.
    Celtics 100, Bobcats 89
    At Boston, Rajon Rondo scored 17 points with 12 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Celtics to victory over Charlotte.
    Mavericks 113, Timberwolves 98
    At Dallas, Darren Collison led six players in double figures with 23 points and the Mavericks matched their season high with a third straight win in a victory against Minnesota.
    Jazz 104, Heat 97
    At Salt Lake City, Al Jefferson scored 23 points, Gordon Hayward added 22 — including a jumper with 40 seconds remaining — and the Jazz held on to beat Miami.
    Kings 124, Cavaliers 118
    At Sacramento, Calif., DeMarcus Cousins had 26 points, 14 rebounds and six assists, and the Sacramento Kings snapped a four-game losing streak with a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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