Clippers close with 22-0 run, overcome 18-point deficit to beat Nets 125-114

Sun, Jan 21, 2024
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Clippers close with 22-0 run, overcome 18-point deficit to beat Nets 125-114

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kawhi Leonard scored 14 of his 21 points in the final five minutes and the Los Angeles Clippers overcame an 18-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Brooklyn Nets 125-114 on Sunday.

The Clippers took their first lead on Leonard's basket with 2:50 remaining. They closed with a 22-0 run, capped by Leonard's 3-pointer from the corner, to win for the 10th time in 12 games.

James Harden led the Clippers with 24 points and 10 assists. Russell Westbrook added 23 points off the bench.

Mikal Bridges scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half for Brooklyn. The Nets were coming off an 18-point victory over the Lakers on Friday night.

Other news Paolo Banchero scores 20 as Magic turn back cold-shooting Heat 105-87 Nikola Jokic has 42 points and 12 rebounds, Nuggets beat Wizards 113-104 Leonard scores 14 points in 5 minutes, Clippers overcome 18-point deficit to stun Nets 125-114


WASHINGTON (AP) - Nikola Jokic had 42 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists and defending champion Denver beat Washington.

Jokic was 15 of 20 from the field and made 12 of 14 free throws. Jamal Murray AND Michael Porter Jr. each had 19 points.

Tyus Jones had 15 points and 13 assists for Washington.

MAGIC 105, HEAT 87

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Paolo Banchero scored 20 points and Orlando handed Miami its straight loss,

Wendell Carter Jr. added 17 points and nine rebounds and Franz Wagner, back in the lineup after missing eight games because of a sprained ankle, also had 19 points.

Bam Adebayo led Miami with 22 points and 11 rebounds.



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