Griffin scores 30, Clippers beat Jazz 105-104

Griffin scores 30, Clippers beat Jazz 105-104
December 3, 2012, 11:47 pm
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Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32) shoots from the floor as Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap rushes to him in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Blake Griffin scored 30 points, Jamal Crawford added 20 off the bench and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated Utah 105-104 on Monday night to hand the Jazz their first loss at home this season.

Crawford made a pair of free throws late and ex-Clipper Randy Foye countered with a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds remaining. But Foye's desperation 3 after stealing the ensuing inbounds pass missed its mark.

Mo Williams led the Jazz (9-10) against his former team with 20 points and 12 assists. Foye added 19 points and Al Jefferson had 16 points and 10 rebounds but had a layup blocked by DeAndre Jordan with 26 seconds left that would have tied the score at 101.

It was the third straight victory for the Clippers (11-6).

Chris Paul added 14 points for Los Angeles, with six in the fourth after the Clippers entered the quarter trailing by 10.