Andre Kirilenko missed his first game of the season because of a lower back strain and reserve C.J. Miles also sat out because of flulike symptoms, leaving the Jazz vulnerable at small forward.
Utah rookie Gordon Hayward made his fifth start of the season in Kirilenko's spot, and had 17 points and six rebounds. Mehmet Okur, playing his second game of the season after missing the first 30 while rehabbing from a torn left Achilles' tendon, scored 13 points in 17 minutes.
The Clippers set a season high with 10 blocked shots, one more than they had against the Jazz on Nov. 6 at Utah in a double-overtime loss.
Griffin's double-double was his 26th this season and 20th in a row, breaking the Clippers rookie record set by Michael Cage during the 1986-87 season and giving Griffin the longest such streak by any NBA rookie in the last 40 years.
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Utah trailed by as many as 12 points late in the first quarter and didn't take its first lead until Hayward hit a 3-pointer for a 60-58 advantage with 9:14 left in the third. They took an 81-70 lead into the fourth quarter before the Clippers closed to 81-77 on a 3-pointer by rookie Eric Bledsoe with 10:34 to play.
But the Jazz responded with a 12-2 run, capped by a three-point play by Jefferson that extended Utah's martin to 93-79 with 6:37 remaining.
Griffin received a delay-of-game warning from referee Monty McCutchen when he grabbed the ball after his tip-in basket and then bounced it to a Utah player who was waiting to inbound it. Less than a minute later, Griffin again got his hands on the ball after it went through the net on a short hook shot, but quickly dropped it and put up his hands on his way up court as if to say: "I didn't do anything wrong."
The Clippers began a five-game homestand after winning five of their previous six games - including a pair of one-point road victories against Chicago and Sacramento in which both games were decided by a missed free throw in the final 2 seconds by the NBA's last two rookies of the year. The first was by Derrick Rose on Dec. 18, the other by Tyreke Evans on Monday.
- Griffin is donating $100 for every one he makes to Dunking For Dollars, a fundraising endeavor established to help fight childhood obesity. The Nestle Foundation will match his donation.
- Kirilenko hasn't played a full 82-game schedule since 2001-02, when he was a rookie.
- The Jazz had to call a timeout with 7:13 left in the first quarter after Raja Bell lost a shoe in the frontcourt.
- The Clippers are 0-3 against the Jazz and have given up an average of 107 points to them.
- Griffin, the only player to start all 30 games for the Clippers, is averaging 27 points and 14.3 rebounds against the Jazz.