Chris Paul, Clippers hand Kings first loss

Chris Paul, Clippers hand Kings first loss
November 1, 2013, 9:15 pm
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One night after scoring 42 points against the Warriors, Chris Paul finished with 26 points in the win over the Kings. (USATSI)


SACRAMENTO -- Chris Paul had 26 points and 10 assists for his third straight double-double, and the Los Angeles Clippers came back after blowing a 15-point lead in the second half to beat the Sacramento Kings 110-101 on Friday night.

Blake Griffin added 20 points, 17 rebounds and six assists while reserve Jamal Crawford had 18 points for the Clippers, who have won two straight since a season-opening loss to the Lakers.

Six players scored in double figures for Los Angeles, which trailed 92-90 midway through the fourth quarter before going ahead for good on a 3-pointer by Paul. The Clippers' point guard had nine points over the final 6 minutes, including four consecutive free throws to extend the lead to 108-101.

Reserve Isaiah Thomas scored 29 points for Sacramento.