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NBA: Clippers top Jazz 107-96 for 17th straight win

Published on Dec 31, 2012 6:04 PM

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The Los Angeles Clippers extended their franchise-best winning streak to 17 games with a 107-96 win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday.

The Clippers, who mounted a 19-point, second-half comeback to beat the Jazz by two points on Friday, increased the National Basketball Association's longest winning stretch since Boston had 19 consecutive victories in 2008.

Caron Butler made all six of his three-pointer attempts in his 29 points and reserve Jamal Crawford scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter to keep the momentum going for the league's top team.

The visiting Jazz trailed by nine at halftime before a 12-2 run late in the third gave them a brief 76-75 lead. Utah again pulled within two in the fourth before Crawford took over.

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