Paul had sat out three games with a bruised right knee cap, but picked up where he left off as the Clippers rolled to a victory and improved to 19-4 at home.
Blake Griffin also provided a push for Los Angeles, scoring 17 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
Washington got 24 points and six assists from John Wall in the loss -- only their second setback in six games.
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