Washington, Feb. 14 (BNA): Paul George and Terrence Mann each scored 26 points as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Phoenix Suns 116-107 Thursday night in the final game of the NBA before the All-Star break.
Kahwe Leonard added 16 points, all in the second half, and nine rebounds. Ivica Zupak and Eric Gordon each had 13 points and Zupak had 12 rebounds, reports the Associated Press.
The Suns missed nine of their first 10 3-point attempts, with only Josh Okoje getting ready later in the game. Okogie led Phoenix with 24 points. 6 of the 12 were behind the arc, but the rest of the suns collected five.
Devin Booker scored 19 points and nine assists for Phoenix. DeAndre Ayton scored 18 points and newcomer Terrence Ross had 16 points. Booker was 1 of 6 from the 3-point range, but tied Steve Nash’s franchise record with 1,051 3s.
Chris Paul had 11 assists, two nights after he had a season-high 19 against Sacramento.
The Clippers have scored 100 or more points in 20 of their last 21 games. The loss was the Suns’ first against a Pacific Division opponent in 10 games, and the Clippers advanced ahead of Phoenix to the runner-up spot for the All-Star break.