Clippers point guard Chris Paul takes the floor against the Bucks.(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Clippers power forward Blake Griffin throws down a dunk over Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo during a game on Dec. 16.(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Bucks forward O.J. Mayo pulls in a defensive rebound in front of Clippers forward Josh Smith during the first half.(Danny Moloshok / Associated Press)
Clippers guard J.J. Redick gets tangled up with Bucks forward O.J. Mayo in the first quarter.(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Clippers point guard Chris Paul puts up a shot against Bucks guard Tyler Ennis in the first quarter.(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Clippers forward Paul Pierce disputes a call as he lays on the court during the first half.(Harry How / Getty Images)
Clippers guard Jamal Crawford talks with Coach Doc Rivers in the fourth quarter.(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Clippers point guard Chris Paul steals the ball away from Bucks forward Khris Middleton in the first quarter.(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
The lights at Staples Center go out and a logo for the Los Angeles Kings NHL hockey team is seen on the basketball court during the first half of a Clippers game against the Bucks.(Danny Moloshok / Associated Press)
Bucks guard Khris Middleton dribbles against Clippers guard Jamal Crawford.(Harry How / Getty Images)
In a balanced offensive effort, the Clippers took down the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night at Staples Center, 103-90.
The Clippers’ victory was their second in a week against the Bucks, who have dropped four of their last five overall and 11 in a row on the road.
Chris Paul had a game-high 21 points, including back-to-back three-pointers in the last few minutes. J.J. Redick put up 19 points, and Blake Griffin added 15 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.
The Clippers (16-10) recovered from a 7-1 deficit at the start of the game and took an 11-9 lead after a one-handed dunk from Griffin. They never trailed again.
There were moments of concern, however, particularly when DeAndre Jordan was ejected with 6:49 remaining in the third quarter for arguing what he believed was a missed call on the previous possession.
The Clippers led by 13 points at that point, and saw their margin dwindle to six in the closing minutes of the period. But they were bailed out by a pair of three-pointers by Josh Smith (13 points, four rebounds in 18 minutes).
Without Greg Monroe, Jerryd Bayless, and Greivis Vasquez in the lineup, Bucks Coach Jason Kidd opted to bring forward Giannis Antetokounmpo off the bench as an added scoring punch, a move that didn’t work as intended. Antetokounmpo scored only nine points in 34 minutes and made four of 12 shots.
Michael Carter-Williams and former USC Trojan O.J. Mayo led the Bucks with 17 points each, but both needed 18 shots to get there.
Next for the Clippers — who have won nine of 11 — is a matchup against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center. The Spurs are 14-0 at home this season.