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New Orleans Falls 96-93 to Clippers - Recap

Los Angeles got 20 points from Blake Griffin en route to a 96-93 victory over New Orleans on Friday at New Orleans Arena.

Los Angeles did not, however, defeat the Hornets against the spread, which closed at 9 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 192.5.

Chris Paul had 17 points for Los Angeles and Matt Barnes chipped in with 16 points. Chris Paul had 14 assists for the Clippers, while Matt Barnes was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.

New Orleans got 25 points from Eric Gordon in a losing cause and another 19 points from Robin Lopez. Brian Roberts contributed 11 assists for the Hornets, while Robin Lopez had 12 rebounds.

Los Angeles led at halftime, 43-40.

The rebound battle favored New Orleans as they grabbed 48 boards, while Los Angeles only had 41.

Los Angeles looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Grizzlies. The Hornets will aim to get back on the winning track vs Dallas.