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Griffin, Beverley lead Clippers in rout over Suns

LOS ANGELES (AP) With two straight blowout wins, the Los Angeles Clippers like how they're playing.

Blake Griffin had 29 points and eight rebounds, Patrick Beverley added 15 points and six steals, and the Clippers cruised to a 130-88 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night in their home opener.

The Clippers are a revamped team this season with nine new players, but early signs are only positive. The defeated the Lakers 108-82 in their season opener.

''I like how the ball's moving, I like our pace,'' Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. ''A lot of guys are handling the ball, a lot of guys are contributing.''

The only bad news was watching new starting point guard Milos Teodosic have to be carried off the floor in the second quarter with a left foot injury. The Clippers said X-rays were negative, but Teodosic left on crutches and is scheduled to have an MRI on Sunday.

There was little but bad news for the young Suns (0-3), who trailed by 14 at the half and then saw the Clippers open the third quarter with a 14-2 run to take complete command.

''We had a chance to take back into the lead to start the third quarter,'' Suns coach Earl Watson said. ''We had a chance to cut it to seven instead of 20. Once it hit 20 we could never bounce back.''

Only two starts finished in double figures, Devin Booker scored 13 points and rookie Josh Jackson had 12 points. Reserve center Alex Len led Phoenix with 15 points.

''I thought we started out pretty well,'' Watson said. ''The third game in four nights, you never know what takes effect with a young team. At the same time, I'd like to see the fight be a little bit more. Or a lot more, until you know they're just fatigued.''

TIP-INS

Suns: Phoenix has the youngest team in the NBA. It is starting the season with four rookies and four second-year players. Forward Dragan Bender is 19 and three others are 20.

Clippers: With nine new players this season, it figures to be a while before Rivers is certain exactly what kind of team he has. Said Rivers: ''I think I know this group and know their talent level. I don't know what kind of team we have yet.''

TEODOSIC INJURED

The Serbian who took over at the point for Chris Paul, was starting his second game. The 30-year-old rookie was a six-time all EuroLeague selection.

After Gallinari missed a 3-point attempt, Teodosic came crashing to the floor near the far end line. He immediately grabbed his left foot/ankle area and motioned to the bench.

''It's definitely a foot injury but we don't know what it is,'' Rivers said. ''He's down because he obviously came over here to play basketball, not to be injured. So let's just hope he's not.''

GRIFFIN ROLLING

With three starters gone from last season's team, the Clippers figure to look more than ever to their power forward to lead the way. He seems eager to respond.

''It all starts with Blake offensively,'' said Clippers center DeAndre Jordan. ''We'll follow his lead. And he's playing great.''

UP NEXT

Suns: Host the Sacramento Kings on Monday. Sacramento defeated Phoenix three times in four meetings last season.

Clippers: Host the Utah Jazz on Tuesday. The Clippers took three out of four games from the Jazz last season.

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Key Players
D. Booker
1 G
B. Griffin
32 F
33.0 Min. Per Game 33.0
29.0 Pts. Per Game 29.0
3.0 Ast. Per Game 3.0
12.0 Reb. Per Game 12.0
40.0 Field Goal % 52.8
26.7 Three Point % 54.5
66.7 Free Throw % 87.5
  Defensive rebound by Brice Johnson 0:01
  Mike James missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:03
+ 1 Mike James made 1st of 2 free throws 0:03
  Shooting foul on Brice Johnson 0:03
+ 2 Sindarius Thornwell made layup 0:26
  Bad pass turnover on Tyler Ulis 0:30
+ 1 Sindarius Thornwell made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:45
+ 1 Sindarius Thornwell made 1st of 2 free throws 0:45
  Shooting foul on Alec Peters 0:45
  Lost ball turnover on Mike James 0:45
+ 2 Sam Dekker made jump shot 0:45
Team Stats
Points 88 130
Field Goals 27-71 (38.0%) 48-88 (54.5%)
3-Pointers 6-24 (25.0%) 12-26 (46.2%)
Free Throws 28-38 (73.7%) 22-30 (73.3%)
Total Rebounds 45 57
Offensive 4 10
Defensive 32 42
Team 9 5
Assists 19 26
Steals 8 12
Blocks 3 2
Turnovers 19 12
Fouls 27 32
Technicals 1 0
15 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST
29 PTS, 8 REB, 4 AST
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away team logo Suns 0-3 1826202488
home team logo Clippers 2-0 23353240130
Team Stats
away team logo Suns 0-3 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Clippers 2-0 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
A. Len C PPG RPG APG FG%
B. Griffin F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
A. Len C 15 PTS 7 REB 2 AST
B. Griffin F 29 PTS 8 REB 4 AST
38.0 FG% 54.5
25.0 3PT FG% 46.2
73.7 FT% 73.3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Booker 31 13 4 2 0 0 2 1 5/14 0/4 3/4 1 3 19 -21
J. Jackson 28 12 1 1 4 0 2 6 3/10 2/5 4/8 0 1 17 -22
T. Warren 21 9 3 2 0 0 2 6 4/7 0/0 1/2 0 3 14 -17
T. Chandler 23 6 14 0 0 0 1 1 3/4 0/0 0/0 2 12 19 -14
E. Bledsoe 23 4 1 4 0 0 4 1 1/4 0/2 2/2 0 1 9 -23
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Booker 31 13 4 2 0 0 2 1 5/14 0/4 3/4 1 3 19 -21
J. Jackson 28 12 1 1 4 0 2 6 3/10 2/5 4/8 0 1 17 -22
T. Warren 21 9 3 2 0 0 2 6 4/7 0/0 1/2 0 3 14 -17
T. Chandler 23 6 14 0 0 0 1 1 3/4 0/0 0/0 2 12 19 -14
E. Bledsoe 23 4 1 4 0 0 4 1 1/4 0/2 2/2 0 1 9 -23
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
A. Len 24 15 7 2 0 1 1 2 3/6 0/0 9/11 1 6 26 -17
M. James 24 10 3 6 1 0 2 3 3/9 0/2 4/5 0 3 24 -19
M. Chriss 15 7 1 0 2 0 1 4 2/5 2/3 1/2 0 1 9 -5
T. Daniels 9 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 2/4 1/2 0/0 0 0 4 -13
D. Bender 18 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 2 7 -22
T. Ulis 7 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0/3 0/1 2/2 0 0 1 -10
D. Jones Jr. 6 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0/1 0/1 2/2 0 0 4 -16
A. Peters 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 0 1 -11
J. Dudley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Knight - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Reed - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 232 88 36 19 8 3 19 27 27/71 6/24 28/38 4 32 154 -210
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Griffin 27 29 8 4 1 1 3 2 7/13 3/5 12/14 1 7 44 +15
P. Beverley 26 15 2 2 5 0 2 4 6/8 2/2 1/2 0 2 24 +21
D. Gallinari 29 12 8 1 0 0 2 2 4/14 3/8 1/1 1 7 20 +24
D. Jordan 27 6 13 0 0 0 0 3 3/5 0/0 0/0 3 10 19 +21
M. Teodosic 10 5 0 2 0 0 1 1 2/3 1/1 0/0 0 0 8 +3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Griffin 27 29 8 4 1 1 3 2 7/13 3/5 12/14 1 7 44 +15
P. Beverley 26 15 2 2 5 0 2 4 6/8 2/2 1/2 0 2 24 +21
D. Gallinari 29 12 8 1 0 0 2 2 4/14 3/8 1/1 1 7 20 +24
D. Jordan 27 6 13 0 0 0 0 3 3/5 0/0 0/0 3 10 19 +21
M. Teodosic 10 5 0 2 0 0 1 1 2/3 1/1 0/0 0 0 8 +3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
L. Williams 24 18 3 6 0 0 1 3 7/13 2/5 2/3 0 3 32 +16
W. Reed 12 12 4 0 1 0 0 4 6/6 0/0 0/0 2 2 17 +10
S. Thornwell 6 8 0 1 2 0 0 1 3/5 0/0 2/2 0 0 12 +14
S. Dekker 13 7 2 2 0 0 0 1 3/6 1/2 0/0 1 1 13 +19
B. Johnson 6 6 4 1 0 0 1 3 2/2 0/0 2/2 0 4 11 +16
A. Rivers 32 5 3 4 1 0 2 4 2/7 0/2 1/4 1 2 15 +35
M. Harrell 7 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 2/3 0/0 0/0 1 1 9 +11
W. Johnson 14 3 3 2 2 0 0 4 1/3 0/1 1/2 0 3 12 +5
J. Wilson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Evans - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 233 130 52 26 12 2 12 32 48/88 12/26 22/30 10 42 236 +210