Brook Lopez finishes with 25 points but it’s not enough for the Nets to win their third straight.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jamal Crawford scored 26 points off the bench, Chris Paul had 23 points and 12 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Brooklyn Nets 105-95 Monday night.
J.J. Redick added 19 points for the Clippers, who have won consecutive games for the first time since Feb. 5-8 when they won three in a row on the road.
Brook Lopez had 25 points and 10 rebounds for Brooklyn, which was going for its first three-game winning streak of the season.
Instead, the Nets lost their fifth straight to the Clippers at Staples Center.
Crawford carried the Clippers in the fourth, which began with them clinging to a two-point lead.
He helped them open their first double-digit lead of the game on a jumper that made it 97-86.
Twice in a row, Paul fed DeAndre Jordan, who converted alley-oops into monster jams. They teamed up again for the same play on the Clippers’ final basket. Jordan had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The Clippers’ defense got stops, too, and the Nets twice turned the ball over on offensive fouls.
Chris Paul’s double-double of 23 points and 12 assists helps the Clippers to a 105-95 victory.
Brooklyn outscored the Clippers 16-4, including seven by Bojan Bogdanovic, to lead by six late in the third.
Los Angeles answered by scoring the final eight points to take an 81-79 lead into the fourth after Crawford’s pull-up jumper beat the buzzer.
Bogdanovic finished with 19 points.
The Clippers trailed by eight to start the game and found themselves in a back-and-forth throughout the first half.
Neither team led by more than eight, and there were 12 ties and nine lead changes.
Led by seven points from Paul, the Clippers closed on a 15-6 run to lead 52-46 at the break.
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