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Paul leads Clippers past NBA-leading Thunder

By Beth Harris

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Jan. 30 2012 11:15 p.m. MST

Los Angeles Clippers bench celebrates a basket against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012.

Chris Carlson, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Chris Paul had 26 points and 14 assists, Blake Griffin added 22 points and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated Oklahoma City 112-100 Monday night, snapping the Thunder's four-game winning streak in a matchup of division leaders.

Caron Butler also had 22 points, Chauncey Billups scored 13, Mo Williams 12 and DeAndre Jordan had 11 with 11 rebounds as the Pacific-leading Clippers dunked with high-flying abandon against the team with the NBA's best record at 16-4. They won their third in a row to follow up a 109-105 victory at Denver a night earlier that began a stretch of five games in seven nights.

Kevin Durant had 36 points and 13 rebounds, and Russell Westbrook added 31 for the Northwest-leading Thunder, whose league-best road record dropped to 8-3.

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