LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Blake Griffin
scored 21 points before fouling out Wednesday and the Los Angeles Clippers won their third straight with a 108-95 decision over New Orleans.
The Clippers edged in front in the second half while holding the Pelicans to 39 percent shooting.
New Orleans has lost the first three games on a five-game road trip that will continue in Portland and Sacramento.
Griffin played 32 minutes, claiming 10 rebounds and handing out five assists. Jared Dudley added 17 points for the Clippers, who moved 2 1/2 games in front of Phoenix at the top of the Pacific Division.
Los Angeles benefited from 36 attempts at the foul line, making 31.
Anthony Davis led the Pelicans with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Tyreke Evans had a triple-double in a losing cause, scoring 11 points, grabbing 13 boards and dishing out 10 assists.
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