Paul has 25 points, Clippers beat Hornets 97-83
LOS ANGELES (AP) Chris Paul had 25 points and seven assists and the Los Angeles Clippers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 97-83 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday.
Center DeAndre Jordan, making a push for his first career All-Star selection, had 19 rebounds. It was the 11th straight game in double digits for the franchise's career rebounding leader. He led the NBA in rebounding the previous two seasons.
J.J. Redick added 17 points for the Clippers. The winning streak is their fourth of eight or more games in the past four seasons. They had an 11-game run in 2013-14, a nine-game stretch last season, and won a franchise-record 17 straight in 2012-13 - including a 16-0 December.
Jeremy Lin made his sixth start of the season and scored 26 points for the Hornets. They have lost a season-worst six in a row and seven straight on the road.