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Los Angeles Defeats New Orleans 97-85 - Recap

Chris Paul scored 25 points and chipped in with 10 assists for Los Angeles on Monday, leading the Clippers to a 97-85 victory over New Orleans at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 182.5.

Los Angeles got 20 points from Blake Griffin and another 17 points from Nick Young. Chris Paul contributed 10 assists, while Blake Griffin cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

New Orleans got 15 points from Al-Farouq Aminu in a losing cause and another 14 points from Carl Landry. Jarrett Jack contributed 7 assists for the Hornets, while Carl Landry had 10 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Los Angeles were victorious, as the score was 49-38 at the break.

New Orleans won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 38-23.

Next game, Los Angeles takes its act home to face Phoenix looking for another win. For New Orleans, they head on the road to face Golden State.