NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 126, Golden State 115

Nov. 1, 2013 at 1:50 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Chris Paul equaled the highest-scoring game of the young NBA season Thursday in carrying the Los Angeles Clippers to a 126-115 win over Golden State.

Paul scored 42 points and handed out 15 assists in an offensive duel that saw the teams combine to take 161 shots from the field and another 83 from the foul line.

The Clippers led by as many as 15 early in the fourth period on their way to their first win of the season.

Golden State and the two teams from Los Angeles combined to play a round-robin schedule against each other over the first three nights of the season and they each walked away from those encounters with a win and a loss.

Paul hit 12-of-20 from the field and made 16-of-17 free throws. His 42 points equaled the total produced by Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant in his first game of the campaign.

Blake Griffin added 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers while Jamal Crawford had 17 and J.J. Redick 15.

Golden State was led by 38 points from Stephen Curry and 22 from David Lee.

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