Clippers post impressive shooting numbers in win over Jazz

The Clippers shoot 56.3% from the field in 112-96 victory over Utah Jazz

Over the last 12 days, the Clippers have played seven games, including three sets of back-to-backs.

In the last game of their trip, a 112-96 win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday, the Clippers led by as many as 21 points and never trailed. They shot a season-high 56.3% from the field, making 45 of their 80 shot attempts.

So much for fatigue.

“It was huge for us," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said. "You knew [the Jazz] had a couple of days off and they had a lot of energy. For us to jump on them early was a surprise but nice."

The Clippers are averaging the third-highest field goal percentage in the league at 47.7%, and the eighth-most points in the league at 103.8.

In the team's win over the Jazz, Blake Griffin had 28 points on 13-of-18 shooting. He is now 176 points away from passing Danny Manning for fifth-most points in franchise history. Jamal Crawford had 22 points, including four three-pointers. And Chris Paul had 17 points and 10 assists.

"We’re carving out our identity," Crawford said. "Knowing that if somebody gets beat on defense, somebody else is there to cover and somebody else is there to cover for him. And on offense, to know where we’re going and moving the ball in that direction, it opens it up for everybody.”

The Clippers are now 7-2 on the road after having won six games on their seven-game trip.

 

 

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