THE Clippers came up with a strong second quarter and eased to victory over a Cleveland Cavaliers side missing the Big Three, 108-78, on Saturday in Los Angeles (Sunday, Manila time).
The Cavaliers rested LeBron James and Kevin Love, while Kyrie Irving also sat out the game after experiencing tightness in his left knee in a win over the Utah Jazz on Thursday.
Blake Griffin scored 23 on 10 of 17 shooting, while JJ Redick came up with 16 points, making 6 of 11 shots.
The Clippers ended a three-game slide, notching their 41st win in 70 games.
DeAndre Jordan had a double-double with 13 points and 17 rebounds, while Jamal Crawford came off the bench to score 13.
The Cavaliers saw their win streak end at two, absorbing their 23rd loss in 68 outings.
All five starters and two reserves scored in double figures for Cleveland, with Richard Jefferson coming off the bench to deliver 12 points.
Tristan Thompson and Deron Williams had 11 points apiece, while Channing Frye, JR Smith, Iman Shumpert and Kay Felder each scored 10.