Clippers get club-record 12th straight home win

Clippers get club-record 12th straight home win
January 6, 2013, 1:04 am
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, goes up for a dunk as Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, left, and guard Steve Nash, center, look on during the second half of their NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 107-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Chris Paul had 27 points and nine assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and the Los Angeles Clippers set a franchise record with their 12th straight home victory, 115-89 over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.

The Clippers lead the NBA with a 27-8 record, a half-game ahead of Western Conference rivals Oklahoma State and San Antonio. The Clippers won a club-record 17 straight overall before back-to-back road losses at Denver and Golden State, then beat the Lakers 107-102 on Friday. Their previous best home winning streak was set in 1978-79, their first season in San Diego after the franchise left Buffalo.

DeAndre Jordan added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Clips, who built a 23-point lead through the first quarter and won for the 19th time in 21 games overall.

Klay Thompson had a team-high 14 points for the Warriors (22-11), who had won 12 of their previous 15.