Paul and Griffin lead Clippers over Spurs 92-87

Paul and Griffin lead Clippers over Spurs 92-87
November 19, 2012, 11:17 pm
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San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan (21) shoots over Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)


SAN ANTONIO (AP) Chris Paul had 19 points and eight assists and the Los Angeles Clippers beat San Antonio 92-87 on Monday night, their second win against the Spurs this season.

Matt Barnes added 14 points and Blake Griffin had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Clippers (8-2).

Tim Duncan had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Spurs (8-3), who suffered their second home loss this season. Manu Ginobili added 15 points and Tony Parker 11.

Paul made a five-foot jumper in the lane with 24.6 seconds left to give the Clippers a 91-87 lead. Gary Neal missed a 3-pointer on the subsequent possession, which Eric Bledsoe gathered for his fifth rebound. Bledsoe, who had nine points, made one of two free throws for the final margin.