Los Angeles Clippers
Clippers praise DeAndre Jordan's defense in win over Hornets

DeAndre Jordan had 11 points and 12 rebounds in the Clippers' 113-92 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday. He also held Al Jefferson, who averages 20.7 points a game, to 16, After the win, Jordan's teammates were singing his praises on the defensive end. "Al [Jefferson] scored a couple of times in the first half, and I hear him getting down on himself," Blake Griffin said of Jordan. "I'm like, 'They throw it to him all the time, and he had 10 points at half and finished with 14.'" The Clippers think that Jordan has been passed over for defensive awards, having not won defensive player of the year last season or even made the...