107 - 114 Final
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Griffin breaks his own record as Clippers defeat Pacers

Jan 18, 2011 - 12:05 AM
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Blake Griffin continued his impressive rookie season with a NBA season-best 47 points to go along with 14 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers topped the Indiana Pacers, 114-107, for their fifth straight home victory.

Griffin also accounted for his 27th consecutive double-double and broke his own record for points in a game by a Clippers rookie.

"Spectacular performance by Griffin," Pacers coach Jim O'Brien said. "We couldn't guard him, he was too much to handle."

Eric Gordon added 23 points and seven assists, while Baron Davis notched 14 points and 12 assists for LA, which has won five of six overall.

"I wanted to come out and execute," Griffin said. "It's fun to play well, but it's more fun to get the win. The way we've been playing as a team, it helps everyone right now."

Danny Granger led the Pacers with 32 points, while Darren Collison scored 30 with eight assists for Indiana, which has dropped five of seven overall. James Posey and Brandon Rush each contributed 10 points in the loss.

Collison led the Pacers with 17 points in the first quarter, and Indiana held a 31-26 lead after the opening 12 minutes. Griffin paced the Clippers with 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field.

Griffin added 15 points in the second quarter on a perfect 7-of-7 shooting, and the Clippers cut their deficit to 58-55 at the half.

LA opened the third quarter with a Griffin layup and two Gordon free throws to take a 59-58 lead, however, Collison connected on a technical free throw at 10:41 to knot the game at 59.

DeAndre Jordan then made 1-of-2 from the line to start a 14-5 Clippers run that put LA up 73-64 inside five minutes remaining.

Collison's jumper at 3:20 began a 10-2 Pacers spurt, capped by a Posey three with 56.3 seconds remaining, to give Indiana a 78-77 lead, and the Clippers took an 81-80 lead into the final stanza on a Gordon driving slam with three seconds left in the quarter.

The game remained close in the opening minutes of the fourth, but after two Solomon Jones free throws gave the Pacers an 88-85 lead, the Clippers went on a 15-2 flurry, capped by a Griffin bank-shot at 6:11, to lead 100-90.

Indiana trimmed their deficit to as low as three, 109-106, on Collison's jumper, but Davis responded with a three at 1:25, and the Clippers held on from there.

Game Notes

The Clippers held a 46-28 margin on points in the paint...Indiana shot 28- of-31 from the free throw line...The Pacers opened a four game road swing on Monday.