Griffin, Paul lead Clippers to 116-102 victory over Celtics

Boston Celtics, from left, Jae Crowder, Jaylen Brown, Isaiah Thomas, Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart walk out to the court after a timeout during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Monday, March 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 115-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 26 points, Chris Paul added 23 and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied to beat the Boston Celtics 116-102 on Monday night.

Jamal Crawford helped lift the Clippers in the second half by scoring 17 of his 19 points after halftime as Los Angeles shot 58 percent over the final two quarters.

DeAndre Jordan added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Clippers, who won their second in a row and remained 1 1/2 games behind Utah in the race for fourth place in the Western Conference.

Isaiah Thomas scored 31 points and Marcus Smart added 21 for the Celtics, who put up one of their worst shooting performances of the season, shooting just 41 percent from the field after being in the high 30s most of the game.