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MIAMI---Blake Griffin and
Chris Paul found themselves all
alone on a fast break late in the
third quarter, no Miami Heat
player even remotely close to
Everything wasn t always that
easy for the Los Angeles Clippers.
It only seemed that way.
Paul had 26 points and 12
assists, Griffin added 26 points
and the Clippers wasted no time
in taking control on the way to
a 110-93 win over the Heat on
"We re doing what we re sup-
posed to do," Paul said.
DeAndre Jordan scored 12
points and grabbed 11 rebounds
for the Clippers (7-4), who led
39-15 after one quarter. Jordan s
night: Six shots, all of them
dunks, all part of the reason why
the Clippers outscored Miami 44-
26 in the paint.
"I think that s rare," Clippers
coach Doc Rivers said of Jordan s
all-dunk night. "That might not
be for him. ... He s the perfect
guy to have on a winning bas-
Chris Bosh scored 28 for Miami
(6-6), which has dropped three
straight home games for the first
time since March 2011. Rookie
reserve Shabazz Napier had a sea-
son-high 17 points.
"We didn t have a chance
tonight after that first quarter,"
Bosh said. "Good team like that,
down 20, you can t do that. We
can t do that. We re not good
enough to keep making mistakes.
... It was a clinic they put on us."
Dwayne Wade missed his
fourth consecutive game with a
strained left hamstring. The Heat
are 5-3 when Wade plays this
season, 1-3 when he doesn t.
"Not a whole lot to say," Heat
coach Erik Spoelstra said. "That
was a blitz in that first quarter.
They absolutely knocked us on
our heels and we just could never
gain our footing after that."
At Sacramento, DeMarcus
Cousins had 22 points and 14
rebounds and Rudy Gay scored
20 points to help the Kings beat
Chicago 103-88, ending the Bulls
six-game road winning streak.
Darren Collison had 17 points
and 12 assists for the Kings, who
took the lead for good in the sec-
ond quarter. Omri Casspi scored
14 points, Ben McLemore had 11
and Derrick Williams added 10.
Jimmy Butler had 23 points and
Taj Gibson, Mike Dunleavy and
Aaron Brooks had 12 each for
Chicago. Joakim Noah had 10
points and 11 rebound despite foul
trouble. The Bulls played the sec-
ond match of a seven-game road
trip, their longest of the season.
Chicago was trying to win its
first seven road games for the
first time in franchise history.
Instead they joined the rest of
the league with at least one road
loss. The last team to start 7-0
on the road was San Antonio,
which won its first eight road
games in 2010-11.
The Kings held an 88-77 lead
when Cousins left the game with
his fifth foul with 7:26 left to play.
But the frustrated Bulls could
never get closer than eight points.
Sacramento has squandered big
leads in its last three losses---Dal-
las (24), Memphis (26) and New
Orleans (12), but outscored the
Bulls 23-20 in the fourth.
Chicago played without starters
Derrick Rose (strained left ham-
string) and Pau Gasol (strained
left calf) for the second straight
Clippers roll by
Stenson leads McIlroy
by 2 at European finale
DUBAI---Henrik Stenson birdied
two of his closing three holes to
seize a two-shot lead over Rory
McIlroy and two others in the sec-
ond round of the World Tour Cham-
pionship in the United Arab Emi-
Stenson s six-under-par 66 put
him at 10 under overall in his bid to
defend a title for the first time.
The top-ranked McIlroy (70), Scot-
land s Richie Ramsay (69) and Eng-
land s Danny Willett (67) were tied
for second on 8 under at Jumeirah
Stenson birdied his opening two
holes, dropped a shot at the fourth,
birdied the fifth, and picked up more
birdies at 10, 13, 16 and the last. He
finished in style despite admitting to
hitting the wall at the 12th hole.
"I felt like I was running out of
steam. It was difficult mentally from
there on. I had to really focus hard
and drag myself over the finish line.
I m pleased with that," Stenson said.
Besides seeking his ninth title,
Stenson is working to finish second
in the Race to Dubai that he topped
last year. McIlroy has already clinched
the European money title and, fol-
lowing a six-week layoff, has his
sights set on winning the tour finale
for the second time in three years.
He moved to 8 under with a first-
hole birdie but stalled with 10 straight
pars and a 12th-hole bogey. McIlroy
birdied the 14th and 15th holes,
dropped a shot at 16, birdied the 17th,
and found water on the last.
"I just didn t quite have it today,"
he said. "I grinded out a score, which
was the main thing. I m still in a
Rafa Cabrera-Bello of Spain shot
the low round of the day, a 64 that
included five birdies in as many holes
to commence his round, and an eagle
at 14. He was tied for fifth on 7 under,
along with Justin Rose (66), Sweden s
Kristoffer Broberg (67), Denmark s
Thorbjorn Olesen (70), and Ireland s
Shane Lowry (71).
Lowry recorded the first hole-in-
one in the six-year history of the
event, and his first in pro competition
when he aced the par-three, 13th.
Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, left, goes up to shoot as Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen defends
in the second half of an NBA match, Thursday night, in Miami. Clippers won 110-93. AP PHOTO
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