Clippers Vs. Jazz: Chris Paul's Strong Fourth Lifts L.A. To 107-105 Win

Chris Paul scored 20 points in the fourth quarter, and 34 in the game, as the Clippers hung on for a 107-105 win.

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Clippers Vs. Jazz Final Score: Chris Paul Helps Los Angeles Break Through, 107-105

The Los Angeles Clippers finally broke the Salt Lake City curse, winning on the road against the Utah Jazz for the first time since 2003 on Wednesday night, 107-105. It didn't come easy, which was to be expected, and it took a huge effort from Chris Paul in the fourth quarter for the Clippers to secure the win. But what an effort it was.

Paul scored 20 of his game-high 34 points in the fourth as the Clippers and Jazz went back-and-forth. He finished the night shooting 15-of-24 from the floor, including 7-of-13 for three, while adding 11 assists to his game-leading points tally.

The Jazz did battle back, hitting a three to make it a one-point game with less than a minute to go. But Utah was never able to get closer as the Clippers made their free throws down the stretch. A last-ditch effort on a purposely missed free throw failed, and the Clippers corralled the rebound to hang on for the two-point win.

Blake Griffin formed the other half of the one-two punch with Paul, scoring 31 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Mo Williams came off the bench to score 19 points, as well.

Al Jefferson scored a team-high 27 points for the Jazz in the loss. Earl Watson added 16 points off the bench, with Paul Millsap and Derrick Favors each scoring 14 points.

For more on the Clippers, be sure to visit Clips Nation. For more on the Jazz, check outSLC Dunk. For all of the basketball news one could be interested in, check out SB Nation'sNBA news and rumors page.

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