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Harris scores 33, Clippers outlast Suns 123-119 in overtime

PHOENIX (AP) Overtime has been kind to the Clippers this season, and Los Angeles needed it to overcome a short-handed Phoenix Suns team 123-119 on Monday night.

The Clippers won their fourth overtime game of the season - without a defeat. Tobias Harris scored 33 points and Patrick Beverley made two free throws with 33.3 seconds left in overtime to lead the Clippers to victory.

Avery Bradley sealed the Clippers' 17th win of the season with a pair of free throws with 1.6 seconds left, after he hustled to control a loose ball off a jump ball and was fouled.

Danilo Gallinari scored 16 of his 25 points in the second half and Harris added eight rebounds.

''We won. That's all you need to do on the road,'' Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. ''Once we got to overtime the guys said, `OK we are good.' We're 4-0 now in overtime. Maybe that's where we should start playing games like that.''

Deandre Ayton led the Suns with 20 points and 12 rebounds, the rookie's 15th double-double of the season. Fellow rookie Mikal Bridges added a career high 19 points, and backup center Richaun Holmes chipped in a season-high 19 points as the Suns lost their ninth straight.

The Clippers twice led by four points in overtime, but the Suns tied it at 119 on Troy Daniels' reverse layup with 51.3 seconds to play. But those were the last points scored by the Suns.

''These are games very important for them (the Suns) as players, too,'' Harris said. ''Once we picked our physicality up, that was when we were able to see a lot of things go our way.''

The Suns' De'Anthony Melton hit a short baseline fadeaway to tie the score at 111 with 5.5 seconds left in regulation. The Clippers had the final possession of regulation, but Gallinari missed a step-back 3-point attempt at the buzzer with two defenders in his face.

Holmes dunked with 7:09 to play to give the Suns a 104-95 lead. But the Clippers rallied, surging ahead by four, 109-105. Then Bridges hit a 3-pointer for the Suns with 1:16 left, and added a technical foul free throw 18 seconds later to tie it at 109.

''We gave ourselves a chance to win this game,'' Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said.

''We're going to learn,'' Bridges said. ''We're young. It's a long season and we're making strides in the right direction.''

Both teams were without top scorers for the second half.

Clippers guard Lou Williams left the court in the second quarter with what was announced as a sore left hamstring, and didn't return. Williams, who was averaging 17.6 points per game going into Monday, had seven points and four rebounds in 12 minutes.

The Suns got forward T.J. Warren back from a right ankle injury after he missed the past five games. Warren, however, was ejected for drawing back-to-back technical fouls near the end of the second quarter. He had six points in 12 minutes.

The Clippers' Montrezl Harrell scored seven points in less than a minute in the second quarter as Los Angeles came back from a 10-point deficit.

Los Angeles went ahead by as many as nine points, 56-47, after Warren's ejection. But the Suns finished the half on a 9-2 run, capped off by Ayton rattling in a 20-footer at the buzzer, and trailed 58-56.

The Clippers made 15 of 23 shots in the second quarter.

Phoenix took a brief one-point lead, 84-83, late in the third quarter, but the Clippers went into the fourth quarter ahead 88-86.

TIP-INS

Clippers: G Milos Teodosic saw action for the first time in four games, having missed the previous three due to a coaching decision. ... The Clippers have won 10 straight over the Suns, with their last loss coming April 13, 2016.

Suns: Phoenix announced the signing of post player Eric Moreland right after tipoff. The 6-foot-10 Moreland, 26, has played for Sacramento and Detroit. ... For the fourth time this season, the Suns started three rookies - Melton, Ayton and Bridges. ... The Suns were without guard Devin Booker, inactive for the fourth straight game with a hamstring strain, and guard Jamal Crawford, who was out with a sore left knee.

DANIELS LEAVES, RETURNS

Daniels crumpled to the floor with less than a minute to play trying to defend in the key, and had to be helped to the locker room. He returned for overtime.

BLOCKED AND BLOCK

Ayton tried to go up strong with the ball in the paint midway through the first quarter, only to have his shot blocked by Boban Marjanovic. But Ayton got back on defense to swat away Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's layup attempt at the other end.

UP NEXT

Clippers: Host Toronto on Tuesday night, their fifth back-to-back set of games this season.

Suns: At San Antonio on Tuesday night, their fourth back-to-back set of games this season.

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Key Players
T. Harris
34 SF
D. Ayton
22 C
31.0 Min. Per Game 31.0
15.8 Pts. Per Game 15.8
2.5 Ast. Per Game 2.5
10.1 Reb. Per Game 10.1
50.7 Field Goal % 59.7
50.4 Three Point % 59.5
87.0 Free Throw % 75.8
+ 1 Avery Bradley made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:01
+ 1 Avery Bradley made 1st of 2 free throws 0:01
  Personal foul on Deandre Ayton 0:01
  Defensive rebound by Tobias Harris 0:05
  De'Anthony Melton missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:11
  De'Anthony Melton missed driving layup 0:18
+ 1 Patrick Beverley made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:33
+ 1 Patrick Beverley made 1st of 2 free throws 0:33
  Shooting foul on Troy Daniels 0:33
  Lost ball turnover on Trevor Ariza, stolen by Patrick Beverley 0:38
  Lost ball turnover on Tobias Harris, stolen by Trevor Ariza 0:42
Team Stats
Points 123 119
Field Goals 45-85 (52.9%) 47-94 (50.0%)
3-Pointers 7-22 (31.8%) 9-25 (36.0%)
Free Throws 26-33 (78.8%) 16-20 (80.0%)
Total Rebounds 53 45
Offensive 10 10
Defensive 32 30
Team 11 5
Assists 27 31
Steals 8 14
Blocks 4 8
Turnovers 18 15
Fouls 21 29
Technicals 1 3
33 PTS, 8 REB, 3 AST
18 PTS, 4 REB, 8 AST
1234OTT
away team logo Clippers 17-9 2137302312123
home team logo Suns 4-23 292730258119
Team Stats
away team logo Clippers 17-9 114.7 PPG 40.2 RPG 25.3 APG
home team logo Suns 4-23 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
T. Harris SF PPG RPG APG FG%
D. Ayton C PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
T. Harris SF 33 PTS 8 REB 3 AST
D. Ayton C 20 PTS 12 REB 3 AST
52.9 FG% 50.0
31.8 3PT FG% 36.0
78.8 FT% 80.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Harris 33 8 3 11/19 2/4 9/9 3 41 1 2 4 1 7 -3 46
D. Gallinari 25 5 0 6/12 2/6 11/12 1 37 2 0 1 0 5 +3 31
S. Gilgeous-Alexander 16 4 5 8/12 0/0 0/0 3 33 1 1 2 2 2 +8 30
A. Bradley 8 1 2 3/8 0/3 2/2 1 37 0 0 2 1 0 +5 11
B. Marjanovic 6 8 2 3/6 0/0 0/0 2 16 0 1 1 2 6 -5 18
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Harris 33 8 3 11/19 2/4 9/9 3 41 1 2 4 1 7 -3 46
D. Gallinari 25 5 0 6/12 2/6 11/12 1 37 2 0 1 0 5 +3 31
S. Gilgeous-Alexander 16 4 5 8/12 0/0 0/0 3 33 1 1 2 2 2 +8 30
A. Bradley 8 1 2 3/8 0/3 2/2 1 37 0 0 2 1 0 +5 11
B. Marjanovic 6 8 2 3/6 0/0 0/0 2 16 0 1 1 2 6 -5 18
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
M. Harrell 9 3 4 4/7 0/0 1/5 2 23 0 0 2 2 1 -6 18
M. Teodosic 8 1 2 3/6 1/3 1/2 2 12 0 0 3 0 1 +5 10
L. Williams 7 4 2 3/4 1/1 0/0 0 11 0 0 0 1 3 +9 15
P. Beverley 6 3 4 2/7 0/3 2/3 4 33 2 0 2 0 3 +4 17
M. Scott 5 5 2 2/3 1/2 0/0 2 14 1 0 1 1 4 +5 14
T. Wallace 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 -3 3
S. Thornwell 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
L. Mbah a Moute - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Motley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Delgado - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Gortat - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 123 42 27 45/85 7/22 26/33 21 261 8 4 18 10 32 +20 213
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Ayton 20 12 3 9/14 0/0 2/4 5 27 0 3 2 4 8 -11 39
M. Bridges 19 3 3 6/12 4/8 3/3 2 38 0 0 1 0 3 -6 27
D. Melton 13 4 8 5/16 0/4 3/3 3 35 2 0 2 1 3 +4 33
T. Ariza 12 6 3 4/8 1/1 3/3 1 39 3 0 2 1 5 -5 25
T. Warren 6 1 0 3/6 0/1 0/0 2 12 0 1 1 0 1 -9 7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Ayton 20 12 3 9/14 0/0 2/4 5 27 0 3 2 4 8 -11 39
M. Bridges 19 3 3 6/12 4/8 3/3 2 38 0 0 1 0 3 -6 27
D. Melton 13 4 8 5/16 0/4 3/3 3 35 2 0 2 1 3 +4 33
T. Ariza 12 6 3 4/8 1/1 3/3 1 39 3 0 2 1 5 -5 25
T. Warren 6 1 0 3/6 0/1 0/0 2 12 0 1 1 0 1 -9 7
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
R. Holmes 19 7 2 7/9 0/0 5/7 6 25 1 3 2 2 5 +7 32
J. Jackson 18 4 8 8/15 2/3 0/0 5 30 1 1 1 2 2 +8 39
T. Daniels 10 1 0 4/9 2/6 0/0 2 31 2 0 2 0 1 -11 11
E. Okobo 2 2 4 1/5 0/2 0/0 3 22 5 0 2 0 2 +3 15
R. Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Crawford - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. King - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Moreland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Booker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Bender - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Evans - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 119 40 31 47/94 9/25 16/20 29 259 14 8 15 10 30 -20 228