Clippers win fourth straight game with victory at Charlotte
The Clippers extended their winning streak to four games behind the shooting of J.J. Redick and the outstanding play of their bench.
With Redick scoring 26 points, the Clippers defeated the Charlotte Hornets, 122-117, on Wednesday night at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Redick was eight for 14 shooting from the field, including five for six from three-point range.
Chris Paul had 19 points and 11 assists.
The Clippers used their reserves to put the pressure on the Hornets in the fourth quarter, giving the starters more than enough rest and a lead for them to hold onto when they reentered the game.
Austin Rivers, Jamal Crawford, Cole Aldrich, Wesley Johnson and Pablo Prigioni were the Clippers’ substitutes who stole the show in the fourth.
Rivers, in his second game back after missing three games because of a sprained right ankle, scored a season-high 22 points. His three-pointer with 6:26 left gave the Clippers a 108-97 lead.
Crawford made a three-pointer while being fouled at the end of the third quarter, completing the four-point play when he made the free throw. That was a part of his 11 points.
Aldrich had seven points and three rebounds.
The Clippers shot the ball well from three-point range, making 15 of 30.
They opened a 13-3 lead in the first quarter, putting the Hornets on their heels right away.
The Clippers then extended their lead to 12 points later in the half, making sure the Hornets had to play catch-up the rest of the way.
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