The Los Angeles Clippers are doing everything right on-court this season. After beating the Phoenix Suns this season at Staples Center on Monday night, the Clippers have improved to a 4-0 start in the regular season, their best since 2007.
The Clippers won 102-96. The match went to the wires as TJ Warren of Phoenix executed a jump shot to reduce the margin to 92-91 with three minutes remaining.
At the end of the third quarter, things were close too. The Clippers led 75-72. The Clippers earlier secured a 48-39 lead in the half time riding on a 25-4 run.
Blake Griffin once more starred in Clippers’ win. He posted 22 points and 10 rebounds as well as a basket and three free throws in the last three minutes. Griffin has averaged 32 points, nine rebounds and four assists.
Chris Paul to contributed with 17 points, 5 turnovers and 5 assists. Jamal Crawford had 11 to his credit.
“I think it’s very important,” Paul said regarding the teamwork. “If you look at the teams that are the most successful in our league, they have that depth. Our bench was amazing tonight, and we’re going to need that.”
Markieff Morris led the Suns’ comeback with 19 points in 22 shots, and 8 rebounds. Tyson Chandler topped in rebounds, notching 17.
The Clippers will now face reigning champions Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, an acid test for them. On Saturday at home, they will then lock horns with the Houston Rockets, the team which knocked them out of NBA in last season’s playoffs.