OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Newly acquired Chris Paul scored eight of his 20 points late in the game Sunday, helping boost the Los Angeles Clippers to a 105-86 win over Golden State.
Paul, playing in his first game as a Clipper after being acquired in a blockbuster trade with New Orleans this month, drained three consecutive baskets with less than 4 minutes left. The shots extended Los Angeles' lead from seven to 13 points in the season opener for both teams.
Paul added nine assists.
Los Angeles spoiled the head coaching debut of Golden State's Mark Jackson.