Clippers beat Hornets 107-98 for 2nd straight win

By Beth Harris

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, April 22 2012 10:35 p.m. MDT

New Orleans Hornets forward Carl Landry, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Kenyon Martin defends during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Los Angeles.

Mark J. Terrill, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Chris Paul had 33 points and 13 assists, Randy Foye hit three of his six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied for a 107-98 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday night to move within a half-game of the Lakers for the Pacific Division lead and the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference.

Foye scored 24 points, and Blake Griffin had 21 points and 15 rebounds in the Clippers' 40th victory — their most since the 2006-07 team won that many. Paul made 17 of 19 free throws, while Griffin hit 7 of 9.

Eric Gordon scored 17 points and Al-Farouq Aminu added 14 against their former team. They were part of the trade that sent Paul to the Clippers before the season.

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