Paul leads Clippers to season-high 133 points vs Pelicans

Los Angeles Clippers guard Alan Anderson (#9) and New Orleans Pelicans guard Buddy Hield (#24) in actions during an NBA basketball game between Los Angeles Clippers and New Orleans Pelicans Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Paul had 20 points and a season-high 20 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 133-105 on Saturday night with their highest offensive output of the season.

The Clippers shot a season-best 57.4 percent from the field and made a season-high 17 3-pointers on 36 attempts to snap a two-game skid.

Jamal Crawford scored 22 points and DeAndre Jordan had 19 points and nine rebounds for Los Angeles, which won for only the third time in eight games after opening the season 14-2. Austin Rivers had 18 points and J.J. Redick 16.

The Pelicans, playing without resting Anthony Davis, lost their fifth straight. New Orleans gave up its season-high in points and has lost three consecutive road games, falling to 2-9 away from home.


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