Austin Rivers

Paul hurt, but Clippers trounce Thunder to go 7-0 in 2017

The last time Chris Paul went down with an injury, the Los Angeles Clippers went into a tailspin.

They're hoping it doesn't happen again.

J.J. Redick scored 20 points, DeAndre Jordan had 19 points and 15 rebounds, and the streaking Clippers overcame Paul's latest injury to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-98 on Monday night.

The banged-up Clippers tied a franchise record for their best start to a calendar year at 7-0. The team began 1974 with the same mark when the club was located in Buffalo.

Los Angeles owns the NBA's longest active winning streak despite being without injured star Blake Griffin. Paul sprained his left thumb in the second quarter of...

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