Player of the game: Blake Griffin had 33 points, eight rebounds and four assists as the Clippers held off Sacramento’s fourth-quarter rally.
Turning point: The Kings led 98-97 with 3:55 to play when J.J. Redick hit a three-pointer for the Clippers to spark an 11-4 run.
X-factors: Darren Collison (13 points, six assists) and Marco Belinelli (nine points, seven assists) led the second unit that kept the Kings in the game.
Records: Kings 0-1, Clippers 1-0
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