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Clippers beat Nets 110-103 to go 5-0 at home

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 17, 2013 at 1:31 am •  Published: November 17, 2013
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"Those guys that suited up definitely gave me everything they had," Kidd said. "We just came up short, but the effort was there with the 10 guys that we had and we put ourselves in a position to win a game on the road against a very talented team."

Redick and Paul sandwiched 3-pointers around a free throw by Griffin to stay ahead, 100-94.

Johnson's running bank shot pulled the Nets to 104-101 with 36 seconds to go, but Jordan dunked and the Clippers finished off the game at the line.

Brooklyn opened the third with 10 straight points, including back-to-back 3-pointers by Anderson, to go up 65-54.

The Clippers staged a furious rally, outscoring the Nets 20-2 in a run that had three 3-pointers — two by Redick and another from Mullens — for their first lead, 74-67, since the end of the opening quarter.

Redick scored 10 points and Mullens and Griffin added five each.

"If you're down you play with a better sense of urgency," Redick said. "You've got no choice but to make a run. We want to get to the point where we're playing with a sense of urgency for four quarters."

Griffin blocked Plumlee at Brooklyn's end and scored at the other end, getting fouled and hitting the free throw. Paul tossed up an alley-oop that Griffin threw down to ignite the sellout crowd.

But the Nets closed with a 9-2 spurt to trail 76-75 going into the fourth.

"I definitely saw a lot of heart," Blatche said. "We showed effort and came out with a lot of fight. We all chipped in in different ways. We were always aggressive on offense and defense. It was a learning experience for us."

The Nets led 55-54 at halftime after blowing nearly all of a 10-point lead while being outscored 10-1 over the final 2:12. Paul scored five straight points and his steal led to a fast-break layup by Griffin, who got fouled and made the free throw.

NOTES: Garnett and Lopez have ankle injuries; Pierce has a groin injury; and Williams sprained his left ankle in Friday night's overtime win at Phoenix. Reserve F Andrei Kirilenko was out with back spasms. ... In the Nets' six losses, they've been outscored in the paint. The Clippers had a 44-38 edge. ... Paul has had at least 10 points and 10 assists in 10 straight games to start the season. ... Nets F Reggie Evans had 11 rebounds against his old team. ... Former Clipper Shaun Livingston had 11 points.