(Sporting Alert) — The Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat were all winners in the NBA on Monday night.
Blake Griffin and Chris Paul helped the LA Clippers (17-5) to a convincing 115-92 victory over the San Antonio Spurs (19-5) at STAPLES Center.
Blake finished 27 points and nine rebounds, while Paul had 23 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals in the victory.
Tim Duncan had 17 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Spurs in the defeat.
“The best part about this game was we knew what we had to do,” Griffin said. “We executed our game plan. Even when they made runs, nobody got down. That positive attitude is big.”
In other NBA scores, the Atlanta defeated the LA Lakers, 114-100 on the night, while there was a victory also for the Boston Celtics, who stopped the Minnesota Timberwolves, 101-97, as forward Jared Sullinger had 24 points and 11 rebounds in all while adding a career-high five assists.
FULL NBA SCORES – ESPN SCOREBOARD
|Monday, December 16|
|RESULT||WINNER HIGH||LOSER HIGH||ATT.|
|Atlanta 114, LA Lakers 100||Horford 19 Pts||Young 23 Pts||15,146|
|Boston 101, Minnesota 97||Sullinger 24 Pts||Love 27 Pts||17,071|
|Miami 117, Utah 94||James 30 Pts||Burks 31 Pts||19,600|
|Washington 102, New York 101||Webster 30 Pts||Anthony 32 Pts||19,812|
|Orlando 83, Chicago 82||Afflalo 23 Pts||Deng 26 Pts||21,200|
|LA Clippers 115, San Antonio 92||Griffin 27 Pts||Duncan 17 Pts||19,253|
|Detroit 101, Indiana 96||Smith 30 Pts||Stephenson 23 Pts||15,443|
|Brooklyn 130, Philadelphia 94||Johnson 37 Pts||Anderson 17 Pts||16,733|