LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Chris Paul had 25 points, seven assists and seven rebounds, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 97-83 National Basketball Association victory over the Charlotte Hornets at Staples Center on Saturday.
Jamal Crawford scored 19 points and guard J.J. Redick added 17 as the Clippers (24-13) captured their eighth straight victory and handed the Hornets their sixth consecutive defeat.
In other NBA games on Saturday -
Hawks 120 Bulls 105: Al Horford made sure that the Chicago Bulls' six-game winning streak came to an end.
The Atlanta centre scored 33 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, handed out six assists and blocked four shots as the Hawks led all the way in a 120-105 victory over the Bulls.
Wizards 105 Magic 99: All Star point guard John Wall scored 24 points and added 10 assists to lead the Washington Wizards to a 105-99 victory over the Orlando Magic.
The hot-shooting Wizards (16-19) beat the Magic (20-18) for the fourth time this season and 12th consecutive time overall.
Pistons 103 Nets 87: Andre Drummond posted his league-high 31st double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons pulled away to a 103-87 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday at The Palace.
The fourth-year centre made 11 of 15 field-goal attempts for the Pistons (21-16), who have won three straight. Reggie Jackson supplied 23 points and eight assists and Ersan Ilyasova notched his second double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds.
Raptors 108 76ers 95: Kyle Lowry recorded 25 points, six rebounds and five assists and DeMar DeRozan added 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists in leading the Toronto Raptors to their third straight win, a 108-95 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points and swept nine rebounds for the Raptors, who improved to 24-15 overall, 13-9 on the road. Terrence Ross contributed 16 points off the bench while Patrick Patterson scored 11.