Los Angeles Clippers Set Record, Defeat Kings In 12th Straight Victory [Video]
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul put on a show Friday night as his team defeated the Sacramento Kings 97-85 and set a record for the longest winning streak in franchise history.
During the game, Paul scored 24 points and dished out 13 assists while forward Blake Griffin had 21 points and 13 rebounds to propel the Clippers to their 12th straight win.
According to ESPN, the club’s previous mark was set by the Buffalo Braves during the 1974-75 season when current Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro was 8 years old.
After the game, Paul told reporters he was thinking about Ron Harper, Corey Maggette and a handful of other former Clippers who endured numerous losing seasons.
“Most of those guys have been here through tougher times,” Paul said. “I know Ron Harper really well. He’s a good friend of mine, and he’s excited for us. We just played against Corey Maggette, and he was excited to see how it is now. So it’s been exciting for me in the short amount of time I’ve been here, especially knowing some of the people who have been with the team for 25 or 30 years and the season-ticket holders. But we can’t be satisfied. We’ve got to keep it going.”
The Clippers — who also own the NBA’s second-best record at 20-6 — look to extend their win streak as they head to Phoenix to take on the Suns on Sunday night.
In their last match-up on December 8, the Clippers topped the Suns, 117-99.
Check out highlights from the Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings game in the video below: