NBA: LA Clippers 90, Minnesota 77

Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:24 PM

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Jamaal Crawford helped Los Angeles pull away in the fourth quarter Thursday and scored 22 points in the Clippers' 90-77 decision over Minnesota.

The Clippers completed a three-game road swing with a 3-0 record, outscoring the Timberwolves 22-14 in the final period after taking only a five-point advantage into the closing 12 minutes.

Blake Griffin scored 20 for Los Angeles, which moved into a tie with Oklahoma City for the most wins the NBA at 31. The Clippers and Thunder will meet next Tuesday in Los Angeles.

The Timberwolves, who lost their fifth straight, were led by Luke Ridnour with 21 points.

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