Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson (13) puts up a shot over Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) during third quarter action at Staples Center. Photo by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Clippers 102, Cavaliers 80
The Los Angeles Clippers captured their 11th consecutive win, rolling to a 22-point rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Blake Griffin led the way for the Pacific Division-leading Clippers, who had seven players score in double figures, with 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.
Chris Paul scored 16 points and handed out 15 assists for the Clippers, while center DeAndre Jordan added 15 points and 11 rebounds.
The win allowed the Clippers (48-20) to pull within a game of the second-place Oklahoma City Thunder, who were pounded by the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, in the Western Conference race.
The Cavs fell to 26-41 with their first loss in three games.
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Warriors 113, Trail Blazers 112
Klay Thompson's three-pointer with 11.1 seconds was the difference in the Golden State Warriors' wild victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Guard Stephen Curry scored 37 points and Thompson added 27 for the Warriors (42-26), who rallied from an 18-point deficit to pick up the win following two straight defeats.
Guard Damian Lillard scored 26 points and handed out seven assists, and forward Nicolas Batum collected 23 points, 14 rebounds and five assists for the Trail Blazers (43-24).