NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 117, Phoenix 99

Dec. 8, 2012 at 6:29 PM

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Jamal Crawford heated up down the stretch en route to 21 points Saturday, propelling the Los Angeles Clippers over Phoenix 117-99 for a fifth straight win.

Crawford came alive in the late going, connecting on 5-of-8 shots in the fourth quarter for the streaking Clippers.

Blake Griffin netted 24 points, grabbed eight rebounds and recorded a career-best four steals, while Chris Paul helped out with 16 points and 11 assists for Los Angeles.

The reeling Suns, meanwhile, dropped their sixth straight despite 21 points off the bench from Michael Beasley.

Leading Phoenix scorer Goran Dragic was held to with eight points and five assists.

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