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Originally published Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:04 PM

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Clippers rally to win their 16th straight game

Chris Paul scored 29 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from a 19-point deficit in the third quarter to beat the Utah Jazz 116-114...

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SALT LAKE CITY — Chris Paul scored 29 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from a 19-point deficit in the third quarter to beat the Utah Jazz 116-114 on Friday night, stretching their winning streak to 16 games.

Ex-Clipper Randy Foye's three-pointer at the buzzer was contested by Matt Barnes, but no foul was called. Foye finished with a season-high 28 points for Utah.

Paul scored the Clippers' final seven points, most from the free-throw line, as Los Angeles extended the NBA's longest winning streak this season.

The Jazz led 74-55 with 8:08 left in the third on a pair of free throws by Paul Millsap. But the Clippers outscored Utah 29-14 the rest of the quarter to pull to 88-84 going into the fourth.

Paul provided the offense with 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting in the third. He added nine points in the fourth.

Notes

• Will Bynum had 25 points and 10 assists off the bench, leading host Detroit past short-handed Miami 109-99 despite 35 points by LeBron James.

Miami was without Dwyane Wade, suspended for a game by the NBA for flailing his leg and making contact with Charlotte's Ramon Sessions on Wednesday.

• The Brooklyn Nets gave P.J. Carlesimo a victory in his debut and visiting Charlotte a 17th straight loss, getting 26 points from Brook Lopez in a 97-81 rout.

A day after firing Avery Johnson, the Nets played as they did last month, when they were 11-4 and Johnson was Eastern Conference coach of the month.

Jamaal Wilkes' jersey was retired by the Los Angeles Lakers during halftime of their 104-87 win over Portland.

James Johnson made a three-pointer at the buzzer, lifting the Sacramento Kings to a 106-105 victory over the visiting New York Knicks after blowing an early 27-point lead.


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