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can still snatch a top four place in Rotterdam

  • 24 May
    LOS ANGELES -- Even as their leads expand to 30 and sometimes 40 points, the Clippers swear theyre not paying attention to the spread.For the NBAs best team, its all about consistency.Chris Paul had 21 points and nine assists and Blake Griffin added 20 points in a 127-95 rout of the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night that improved the Clippers to 10-1 with their seventh straight victory.We have a singular focus, Paul said. No excuses, we said were going to come out the same way every night. Its all about playing the right way. We got to keep building.Los Angeles came in having outscored opponents by an average of 15.1 points, largest in the league. Brooklyn quickly found itself relegated to the Clippers growing scrap heap.Its actually good for our guys to see a team like this, new Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. They can see how well they are playing and their cohesiveness. Theyve been together for a while and theyre executing well. They turned us over and got us out of our game.Bojan Bogdanovic led the Nets with 18 points and Sean Kilpatrick added 14. Brooklyns season-high 22 turnovers led to 35 points by the Clippers.J.J. Redick added 18 points, Luc Mbah a Moute scored 11 points and DeAndre Jordan had 14 rebounds for the Clippers, who shot 53 percent from the floor while extending the best start in franchise history. Their 127 points were a season high.The defense is so good right now our offense is allowed easy baskets, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. Theyre angry when the other team scores.Los Angeles raced to a 35-7 lead to start the game, highlighted by Jordans reverse dunk off Griffins alley-oop pass. The Nets didnt score the rest of their 14 first-quarter points until the last two minutes of the period and finished with their lowest point total in a quarter this season.Brooklyn went on its only run of the game in the second, scoring 10 straight points to close to 51-34.Paul re-entered and hit a 3-pointer that launched a 20-13 spurt to give the Clippers a 71-47 halftime lead.Leading 89-59 in the third, Griffin and Jordan energized the fading crowd with consecutive one-handed jams. Griffin stuffed a pass from Redick , and on their next trip up the court, Jordan dunked in front of Justin Hamilton, whose only defense was to stick his arms straight up in the air.The starters work was done after that, with Griffin and Jordan joining Paul, Redick and Mbah a Moute in sitting for good.The Clippers bench increased the lead to 102-71 heading into the fourth, when Griffin was on his feet laughing and pumping his arm in the air.TIP-INSNets: They havent beaten the Clippers in LA since 2010. ... Brooklyn fell to 1-4 on the road. ... G-F Caris LeVert (left foot rehab) and G Jeremy Lin (strained left hamstring) sat out.Clippers: Jordan needs two made free throws for 1,000 in his career. ... G Jamal Crawford, the king of four-point plays , had one in the fourth, making a free throw after getting fouled on a 3-pointer he launched from in front of his teams bench. He fell down and was quickly helped to his feet by giddy teammates. ... Crawford led the bench with 17 points and Raymond Felton had 11. ... Wesley Johnson missed his second straight game with a left heel contusion.LESSON LEARNEDNets rookie reserve guard Yogi Ferrell had a close eye on Paul.Its very interesting playing against Chris Paul, Ferrell said. Im going to continue to be aggressive and push the ball and Im not going to back down from anyone.FIRST POINTSClippers rookie Diamond Stone finished with six points, his first in the NBA. He played the games final eight minutes after making his debut on Oct. 30 against Utah.HE SAID ITCP is into the hardcore metal rock so he gave me a little head bump. -- Jordan on his sideline head knock with Paul in the second half.UP NEXTNets: They remain in town to play the Lakers on Tuesday to complete a back-to-back. The Nets have lost two straight to them.Clippers: Host Memphis on Wednesday, with LA having gone 5-1 in the teams last six regular season meetings. Cheap Jordan 11 For Sale . Pierce was ejected in the third quarter of Indianas 103-86 win Monday. George Hill stole a bad pass and was going in for a layup, and Pierce hustled back and appeared to be trying to wrap him up. Jordan 11 Sale Ireland . Manuel was offered a position the day he was fired. He accepted earlier this week and the team made the announcement Friday. http://www.cheapairjordan11ireland.com/ . JOHNS, N. Jordan 11 Online Store Ireland . The Lightning are 2-0 so far on a four-game road trip, giving the club five straight wins as the guest and improving Tampas away record this season to 11-8-2. Jordan 11 Cheap Online .5 million, one-year contract on Friday. Hawkins, who turns 41 in December, will compete with Rex Brothers for the closers role at spring training.Michael van Gerwen retained top spot in the Premier League as he narrowly missed out on a nine-darter in a 7-2 win over Raymond van Barneveld. The world No 1 sent his ninth dart narrowly above double 12 in the sixth leg, but remained in control for much of a one-sided win over his fellow Dutchman.But Phil Taylor remains level on points with Van Gerwen after matching him with a 7-2 win over Adrian Lewis, and the two rivals will collide in next weeks final night of the regular season in Rotterdam. Michael van Gerwen reflects on the near nine-darter and his upcoming match against Phil Taylor Fourth-placed Lewis might still have work to do on the closing evening, with Peter Wright just a point behind him, but Gary Anderson in third has qualified for the play-offs after a 7-1 thrashing of Robert Thornton.Earlier in the night, Wright kept alive his hopes of finishing fourth after inflicting a 7-1 thumping on James Wade, who also had play-off aspirations. Peter Wright can still snatch a top four place in Rotterdam But Snakebite did just enough to edge out The Machine in a tense encounter lacking in high scores or ruthless finishing.Wright continued to land the final dart, amid a string of wayward arrows from both men, and would seal victory with double 16 to keep the pressure on Lewis.dddddddddddd Gary Anderson has secured his spot at The O2 Anderson can relax ahead of the Premier Leagues first trip to the Netherlands as he easily defeated fellow Scot Thornton, who has struggled throughout the campaign.Van Gerwen then took to the stage for his latest showdown with Barney and the Dutch pair traded the opening few legs. But The Green Machine then cranked into gear after narrowly failing to complete a perfect leg and sealed victory in style, ending a sizzling 167 checkout on the bullseye. Phil Taylor gives his thoughts after staying joint-top of the Premier League table It was then Taylors turn to stay in the hunt for top spot and he duly obliged, punishing a succession of stray darts from Lewis.The Power almost mimicked Van Gerwen with his winning checkout, taking out a 121 finish on the bullseye. Premier League Darts night 14 results:Peter Wright 7-1 James WadeGary Anderson 7-1 Robert ThorntonMichael van Gerwen 7-2 Raymond van BarneveldPhil Taylor 7-2 Adrian Lewis Also See: Fixtures/Results On Sky TV Prem Table Darts betting Get Sky Sports ' ' '