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Clippers Rally From 19-Point Deficit for 16-Game NBA Win Streak

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Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Chris Paul scored a game-high 29 points as the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from a 19-point deficit to defeat the Utah Jazz 116-114 and extend their National Basketball Association win streak to 16 games.

The Clippers are three games shy of tying the 19-game record set by the Boston Celtics during the 2008-09 season.

Los Angeles fell behind by 19 points with eight minutes left in the third period when Paul Millsap’s two free throws gave the Jazz a 74-55 lead. The Clippers outscored Utah 68-56 in the second half to move in front at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City.

Blake Griffin had 22 points and 13 rebounds, while DeAndre Jordan added 16 points for the Clippers, who have the NBA-best record of 24-6.

Randy Foye had 28 points and Al Jefferson scored 22 for the Jazz, who fell to 15-16.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at nkercheval@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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