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Chris Paul triple-doubles as Clippers fall to Nets

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Elettra Stolfi | 02 Dicembre, 2016, 12:15

The Brooklyn Nets escape with a win against the Los Angeles Clippers.

For all intents and purposes, this one looked eerily similar to the loss that started the Brooklyn Nets' season-high seven-game losing streak. "Nothing", Clipper center DeAndre Jordan said. "We got to continue to get better and have respect for the game".

Evans is going to be motivated this season, it's a contract year for him. It didn't work well with Bojan Bogdanovic this time (2-for-7, still scored 14 points), it did with Kilpatrick. The Clippers controlled nearly the entire game by outscoring the Nets in the first three quarters, leading by double figures going into halftime and going into the fourth quarter.

Tuesday's game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets was surprisingly entertaining, but the biggest fireworks of the evening came near the end of the contest.

The Nets had an extra set of free throws when Clippers coach Doc Rivers was tossed by ref Ken Mauer with 18.6 seconds left although he was questioning a call by Lauren Holtkamp.

He was quickly hit with a second and ejected.

"Obviously, I should have gotten fined, just from the actions afterwards", Rivers said. This is the place, where in the past, ACL's snapped like dry pasta, where ownership got caught on tape saying frightful things, where star players get injured in succession in playoff games. Milwaukee led, 90-78, entering the fourth quarter.

Chris Paul had 26 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds for the Clippers, but the best guard on the floor in crunch time was Kilpatrick, who also had a career-best 14 rebounds.

DeAndre Jordan had 21 points, 23 rebounds and a block on 9-of-13 shooting in Tuesday's double-OT loss to the Nets.

The Clippers led by as many as 18 in the second half, but Brooklyn hit all six of its fourth-quarter 3-point attempts and got 20 points from Sean Kilpatrick in the fourth to erase the deficit. "I thought I needed to show something in that instance, probably not as much, but it's over with and we've got to get back to ball, playing good basketball would be nice". "Get up.' That's a huge confidence booster when you're going through a slump and you have a coach sitting there having that type of faith in you".

Several fruitless possessions gave way to one last chance for the Clippers to force overtime. He is upset that his team walked around like they had accomplished something while facing a team that fights their hardest night in and night out just for one win.

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