Clippers top Jazz again for 17th straight win
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Clippers extended their franchise-best winning streak to 17 games with a 107-96 win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday.
The Clippers, who mounted a 19-point, second-half comeback to beat the Jazz by two points on Friday, increased the NBA's longest winning stretch since Boston had 19 consecutive victories in 2008.
Caron Butler made all six of his three-pointer attempts in his 29 points and reserve Jamal Crawford scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter to keep the momentum going for the league's top team.
The visiting Jazz trailed by nine at halftime before a 12-2 run late in the third gave them a brief 76-75 lead. Utah again pulled within two in the fourth before Crawford took over.
The high-scoring sub made a three-pointer and a pull-up to push the advantage back to seven.
Al Jefferson recorded 30 points and eight rebounds in the loss for the Jazz, who fell to Los Angeles for a third time during their win streak. (Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford)