NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 107, Utah 96

Dec. 31, 2012 at 12:19 AM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Caron Butler pumped in 29 points Sunday and the Los Angeles Clippers finished a perfect December with a 17th straight win, 107-96 over Utah.

Butler scored 17 of his points in the first quarter and went 6-for-6 from 3-point range as the Clippers finished December at 16-0 -- only the third team in NBA history to post such a mark in a single month.

The 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers and 1995-96 San Antonio Spurs are the only squads to accomplish the feat.

The Clippers' streak started with a Nov. 28 win over Minnesota.

Chris Paul scored 19 points, distributed nine assists and made five steals for Los Angeles, which extended its franchise-record winning streak and improved to an NBA-best 25-6 on the season.

Jamal Crawford added 19 points off the bench for the Clippers.

Al Jefferson led the Jazz with 30 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
Michael Sam cut from the Dallas Cowboys Michael Sam cut from the Dallas Cowboys
Jameis Winston expected to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft Jameis Winston expected to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft
Avs, Panthers meet in battle of struggling clubs
NBA Game Summary - Memphis at Dallas
Cornish among CFL players of the week
Trending News
Around the Web