Griffin dominates and Clippers beat Jazz 88-72
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Blake Griffin had 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and the Los Angeles Clippers rolled over the Utah Jazz 88-72 on Monday night.
The Clippers controlled the game for all but a short stretch of the first quarter while the Jazz had a horrific shooting night. DeAndre Jordan brought the energy early, then Austin Rivers got hot in the second quarter before Griffin had a dominant 12-point third quarter.
Jordan finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds, and Rivers had 15 points.
Utah shot 33 percent from the field and 20.8 from 3-point range – both season lows. The Clippers led by 28 in the third quarter following a 19-4 run.
Rudy Gobert had 10 points and 14 rebounds for Utah.