Paul, Griffin, Jordan lead Clippers past winless Suns 116-98


AP
1:50 a.m. EDT November 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Paul scored 24 points, Blake Griffin had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the winless Phoenix Suns 116-98 on Monday night.

DeAndre Jordan added 19 points and 11 rebounds as the Clippers relied on their Big Three in improving to 3-0 this season.

Brandon Knight had 18 points for the Suns (0-4), who gave Los Angeles a little scare on Halloween when they cut the lead to 56-55 in the third quarter. The Clippers pulled away after that.

Griffin scored 15 points in the first half, when Los Angeles built as much as a 13-point lead.

The Clippers’ defense was stout and forced the Suns into 14 first-half turnovers. Los Angeles closed with an 18-3 run to lead 48-36 at halftime.

Jordan entertained with an assortment of dunks and layups despite playing with a sprained right thumb that was wrapped in tape. Early in the first quarter, he grimaced and grabbed his…

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