Oh yeah, the Bulls were playing without two of their star players,
It wasn't quite the going-away party the Clippers had wanted the night before they leave for a seven-game road trip.
The Clippers, who led by as many as 14 points in the second quarter, were outscored in the third, 31-14. They entered the fourth quarter trailing by 15 points, 79-64. The Bulls extended that lead to as much as 19.
The Clippers used a 12-2 run in the fourth quarter to cut the Bulls' lead to eight. The Clippers then got to within seven points of the Bulls a few times, but the Bulls didn't allow their lead to diminish further.
What kind of night was it for the Clippers? DeAndre Jordan air-balled a free throw. Blake Griffin went scoreless in the second and third quarters. And
The Clippers only made 44% of their shots from the field compared to Chicago's 49% shooting, and were outrebounded 45-40. They only made 10 of their 22 free-throw attempts.
Jamal Crawford led the Clippers with 24 points on 10-for-17 shooting. Griffin had 19 points, only six of which he scored after the first quarter, and 10 rebounds. Chris Paul had 12 points and seven assists.