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Five takeaways from the Clippers' victory over Indiana Pacers

Most of the Clippers' bench struggles in 103-96 win over Indiana Pacers

Here are five observations from the Clippers' 103-96 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday:

1. Other than Jamal Crawford, the Clippers’ bench was pretty much unimpressive.

Crawford had 18 points on seven-for-12 shooting. He also made a jumper with 1:50 left to give the Clippers a four-point lead.

But his bench mates weren’t very helpful.

Spencer Hawes and Jordan Farmar each had five points and Glen Davis had two.

2. The Clippers are really good at getting guard J.J. Redick off early in quarters.

Redick had 10 points in the first quarter against the Pacers, going four-for-six from the field, two-for-four from three-point range.

Redick finished with 16 points.

3. DeAndre Jordan was a force for the Clippers against the Pacers – on the backboards and on defense.

Jordan had a game-high 19 rebounds and he also had 12 points.

Jordan now has grabbed at 10 or more rebounds in nine games in a row, 16 of hi s last 17 games.

He also blocked three shots.

4. Matt Barnes is starting to play his best basketball of the season.

He scored all 11 of his points in the third quarter.

Barnes did by cutting to the basket for layups and by making his wide-open outside shots. 

5. Chris Paul had 15 assists against the Pacers. That meant the All-Star point guard had recorded at least 10 assists in four straight games.

Paul’s biggest assist against the Pacers was a pass to Crawford late  in the game.

Paul also had 17 points.

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