Clippers beat Jazz 105-96 for 5th straight victory

BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer Published:

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chris Paul scored 26 points, Blake Griffin added 24 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Utah Jazz 105-96 on Saturday night to win their fifth in a row for the first time since 2006.

Randy Foye added 17 points and DeAndre Jordan had 10 rebounds for the surging Clippers, who have won six straight at home and are a game behind the first-place Lakers in the Pacific Division. They hadn't won five consecutive games since opening the 2006-07 season with a 5-1 record.

Al Jefferson led the Jazz with 26 points. Paul Millsap added 18 for Utah, which lost its third in a row after closing within four points in the third quarter.

Paul left the game with a bruised right elbow at 7:37 of the third. He left the bench and returned to the game with 11 minutes left in the fourth.