Paul, Williams help Clippers earn rare win in Utah

Published: Thursday, Feb. 2 2012 12:30 a.m. MST

With Wednesday's win, that "other" L.A. franchise is 13-6 and riding high atop the Pacific Division standings in the place commonly reserved for the Lakers, who at 13-9 are looking up at the Clippers for one of the very few times in the history of the City of Angels.

The loss spoiled a 27-point, 12-rebound night by Jazz center Al Jefferson, who had missed Utah's previous game with an ailing ankle. Miles added 16 points and Millsap and Derrick Favors scored 14 points apiece.

But on this night, with Paul and Griffin making big plays on seemingly every key possession, and Mo Williams hitting big shots when the Clippers needed them most, the Jazz finally saw their SLC mastery over that "other" L.A. franchise finally come to an end.

"The Clippers are tough. Chris Paul runs their offense," said Favors. "He makes it tough on the screens. We've just got to figure out a way to stop him."

Email: rhollis@desnews.com

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