Clippers Rip Heat – NBA Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have their first winning streak since their 2-0 start.
Chris Paul and Blake Griffin had 26 points ahead as the Clippers ripped the Heat 110-93 in Miami. Paul also finished with 12 assists, and DeAndre Jordon added 12 points and 11 rebounds to help the Clippers send the Heat to their third straight home loss.
The Clippers had 31 assists to Miami's 11. The Heat never recovered after carrying a 24-point deficit into the second quarter.
Last night's other NBA game had DeMarcus Cousins scoring 22 points and grabbing 14 rebounds in Sacramento's 103-88 win over Chicago. Rudy Gay shot 7 of 11 from the field and chipped in 20 points and seven boards.
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the NBA Players Association says the suspension given to Charlotte's Jeffery Taylor by Commissioner Adam Silver is "excessive, without precedent and a violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement."
Executive director Michele Roberts adds that the union is ready to file an immediate appeal, but that the choice is Taylor's. Silver suspended Taylor for 24 games without pay on Wednesday after the forward pleaded guilty last month to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property.