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  • Associated Press Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) saves the ball from going out of bounds against Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (32) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Cleveland.

Thursday, December 01, 2016 7:58 pm

Clippers roll to 113-94 win over listless Cavaliers

TOM WITHERS | Associated Press

CLEVELAND – J.J. Redick scored 23 points, Blake Griffin matched a career high with 11 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers bounced back from a brutal loss with a 113-94 victory on Thursday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have lost two straight for the first time as defending NBA champions.

Chris Paul scored 16 and DeAndre Jordan had 15 rebounds for the Clippers, who blew an 18-point lead and fell in double overtime at Brooklyn on Tuesday.

Los Angeles took control with a 13-2 run to open the third quarter.

Kyrie Irving scored 28 and LeBron James 16 for the Cavs, who were outplayed for the second game in a row. Cleveland lost at Milwaukee on Tuesday, when coach Tyronn Lue pulled his starters in the second half and J.R. Smith wandered off the floor during play and gave up an easy basket.