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Clippers extend winning streak to eight with victory over Hornets

Clippers extend winning streak to eight with victory over Hornets
Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) is fouled by Hornets center Cody Zeller (40) during the first half. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Chris Paul and J.J. Redick combined for 42 points to help the Clippers defeat the Charlotte Hornets, 97-83, on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center.

Paul had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists while Redick contributed 17 points.

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Add the 19 points by reserve guard Jamal Crawford, and it showed how dominant the Clippers' backcourt was in helping them extend their winning streak to eight games.

The Clippers' defense and the play of center DeAndre Jordan were two more reasons why the Hornets lost their sixth consecutive game.

The Clippers held the Hornets to 36.9% shooting from the field.

Jordan finished with 19 rebounds and 11 points.

Jeremy Lin led the Hornets with 26 points while Jeremy Lamb contributed 18 points and 13 rebounds off the bench.

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