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LA Clippers only the 3rd team in NBA history to record unbeaten month

The Los Angeles franchise are on a 17-game winning streak.

Blake Griffin and Chris Paul celebrate a Clippers score.
Blake Griffin and Chris Paul celebrate a Clippers score.
Image: P Photo/Mark J. Terrill

THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS show no signs of slowing down as they extended their unbeaten NBA streak to 17 games.

The Clippers beat the Utah Jazz to become the third team in NBA history to record a perfect month.

The achievement is all the more remarkable when you consider that coach Vinny Del Negro was part of a San Antonio Spurs playing staff that recorded an unbeaten month in the 1995-96 season.

The first team to go through a month without a loss were the 1971-72 LA Lakers.

Caron Butler hit 29 points to top score for the Clippers. He landed five three-pointers in the opening quarter.

Speaking after the game, Butler said, “We got something extremely magical going on.”

Having fun

Power forward Blake Griffin had a quiet game after finding himself double-teamed for large portions of the game.

Speaking about the winning streak, Griffin said, “You don’t really think about it that much.

We’re having a blast. It’s not like it’s one of these things where it’s so much pressure.”

Guard Chris Paul had 19 points and nine assists to help his team maintain the league’s best record at 25-6.

“That shows our depth,” Paul said. “Our bench stepped up amazing. On any given night it can be another guy.”

As one NBA streak continues, the Charlotte Bobcats were delighted to end a run of 16 straight losses when they upset the Bulls in Chicago.

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