Clippers beat Jazz 116-114 for 16th straight win

Clippers beat Jazz 116-114 for 16th straight win
December 29, 2012, 12:08 am
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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) blocks the shoot of Los Angeles Clippers center Ronny Turiaf (21) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Chris Paul scored 29 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from a 19-point deficit in the third quarter to beat the Utah Jazz 116-114 on Friday night, stretching their winning streak to 16 games.

Ex-Clipper Randy Foye's 3-pointer at the buzzer was contested by Matt Barnes, but no foul was called. Foye finished with a season-high 28 points for Utah.

Paul scored the Clippers' final seven points, most from the free throw line, as Los Angeles extended the NBA's longest winning streak this season.

The Jazz led 74-55 with 8:08 left in the third on a pair of free throws by Paul Millsap. But the Clippers outscored Utah 29-14 the rest of the quarter to get within 88-84 going into the fourth.

Paul provided the late offense with 13 points in the final period on 4-of-6 shooting. He led six Clippers in double figures. Blake Griffin added 22 points and 13 rebounds, and DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Al Jefferson added 22 points for Utah. Gordon Hayward had 17 off the bench.