The Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Clippers had an entertaining contest for at least one half. But after a 57-57 tie through halftime, the Clippers couldn't be stopped and put distance between themselves and Sacramento for the rest of the contest.
The Clippers shot 48% from the field and hit over half their threes (12 of 23) to put distance between themselves and the Kings. Chris Paul led the way by totally outplaying Isaiah Thomas, piling up 22 points, nine assists and three steals, got solid help from Blake Griffin with 14 points and nine rebounds, but it was mostly the hot shooting of the Clippers against porous Sacramento defense. Randy Foye put up 16 points, five assists, and four rebounds, all while nailing three threes. Mo Williams added 18 points (four triples on the game) and five assists, and Bobby Simmons put in three more 3-point shots.
DeMarcus Cousins had another double-double, compiling 23 points and 10 rebounds. Jimmer Fredette had a nice third quarter off the bench and finished with 11 points on the game. Marcus Thornton had 18 points, but Tyreke Evans struggled with his shot and had 18 points on only 21 shots.