Clippers shoot rare 50 percent from distance in win at Charlotte

J.J. Redick

J.J. Redick/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers


When you shoot 50 percent from 3-point range, you’re going to win a lot of games.

The Clippers did just that Wednesday, making 15 of 30 from beyond the arc in their 122-117 victory at Charlotte. J.J. Redick was the biggest weapon, scoring 26 points while making 5 of 6 from long-distance, 8 of 14 overall.

“We had great ball movement and great spacing,” Redick said. “Obviously, without Blake (Griffin), we’re playingsmaller for the whole game pretty much, so we have three or four shooters on the floor at every point in the game. Whether it was penetration or DJ (DeAndre Jordan) rolling or Cole (Aldrich) rolling, we just had the floor wide open and put the defense in tough situations.”

The Clippers (20-13) are 3-0 without Griffin, who is out with a partially torn quad tendon.