The Clippers led by as many as 10 points in the third quarter, but the Kings tied the score at 84 with nine minutes left after
The Clippers used a 14-4 run to take an 11-point lead, 101-90, with 5 minutes 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The Kings could get no closer than seven points, 108-101, with 1:31 left.
The game was surprisingly close considering the Kings were playing without
Chris Paul led the Clippers with 30 points on 13-for-20 shooting and 11 assists.
The Kings were led by
The Clippers (44-25) are in fifth place in the Western Conference, 21 games ahead of the 13th-place Kings (22-45).
The Kings shot more than twice as many free throws as the Clippers (13), making 26 of their 32, and they outrebounded the Clippers, 44-36. But the Clippers made 17 three-pointers compared to the Kings' three.
It was the Clippers' 16th win over the Kings in the teams' last 19 games, including their third win in their four meetings this season.