The Los Angeles Clippers hosted the Minnesota Timberwolves yesterday at the Staples Center in California. The game concluded with a 126-111 win by the Clippers for their third consecutive victory. The team seems to be really lightening up and learning how to work off one another. Every player did his part, and although Blake Griffin brought an end to his double-double streak at 27 games, he led L.A. to its sixth straight win at home. It was also the 11th out of 15overall. The Clippers even managed the feat without the full power of lead scorer Eric Gordon, who hurt the tendon in his finger in the first quarter. When all was said and done, the Clippers had simply outdone the Timberwolves, who fell to their third consecutive loss. Odds.
As Kevin Love said about the Clippers, “It shows you right there that there’s more to it than just one guy. It’s a collective unit. Stats can help, but at the end of the day, it definitely has to be a full team effort from the coaching staff all the way down. And what an effort it was! Ryan Gomes gave 9 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assist in his 34 minutes played, while Baron Davis contributed 20 points with 4 rebounds and assists. DeAndre also Jordan got a double-double by the third with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Scores.
Griffin ended his streak of double-doubles, but still came through with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. In the end, it was the fact that his team had won that matter more. Slow and steady, L.A. kept ahead of Minnesota, never letting them get closer than eleven points [which didn’t happen till the fourth quarter]. The win improved the Clippers to 16-25, and allowed them to return to 0.500 at home. Las Vegas odds.
Kevin Love continued his double-double streak on to 29 games, but his one-man efforts once again proved in sufficient to bring the Timberwolves [10-33] to victory. To make the situation harder, starting center Darko Milicic sprained his left ankle in the third and did not return. Love did his beat to help his team, even luring Griffin into fouls at times, but Minnesota fell to its 21st loss on the road out of 23 games. For the best betting information, latest lines and scores, look no further than www.scoresandodds.com.
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