Clippers dominate Minnesota

The Clippers got a full team effort – both offensively and defensively – and beat the visiting Timberwolves 126-111.

Los Angeles (16-25) – which has won six straight home games – outscored Minnesota (10-33) 29-19 in the first quarter and then maintained the advantage all the way through. Seven Clippers scored in double figures led by Blake Griffin’s 29. Among the double-digit scorers were Eric Gordon (23), Baron Davis (20), Ryan Gomes (13), DeAndre Jordan (11) and Eric Bledsoe and Ike Diogu, who scored 10 apiece.

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For the first time since Nov. 18, Griffin did not get a double-double, with only eight rebounds, but he had a more complete game, dishing out six assists. DeAndre Jordan got the double-double this time, with 11 points and 12 boards, while Gomes had eight rebounds and Diogu ripped down six. The Clippers had 48 rebounds as a team – 15 more than Minnesota.

Former UCLA Bruin Kevin Love led Minnesota with 26 points and 11 rebounds.

The Clippers have won seven of their last 10 games and three in a row.

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(photos by AP)

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