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Clippers start trip with easy win over Wizards

February 4, 2012 |  6:49 pm


The Clippers, with five players reaching double figures, defeated the Washington Wizards, 107-81, on Saturday night at the Verizon Center.

Blake Griffin had 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists as he flirted with a triple-double.

DeAndre Jordan finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots.

Interestingly enough, Chris Paul was the only starter not to score in double figures. He finished with two points and seven assists in only 28 minutes.

But Paul’s production wasn’t needed on a night when the Clippers led by as many as 36 points.

For the Clippers, it was the start of a six-game, 10-day trip on the right note. It also was a good way for the Clippers to end last week.

They went 4-1 during the week, playing five games in seven days.

The Clippers next play the Magic in Orlando on Monday night.

--Broderick Turner, reporting from Washington

Photo: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin tries to reteain possession as he's double-teamed by the Wizards on Satuday night. Credit: Chuck Myers / McClatchy-Tribune