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Kings fall to Clippers 126-99

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, right, drives around Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.
Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, right, drives around Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. AP

Player of the game: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan had 11 points and 15 rebounds in 20 minutes.

Turning point: The Clippers opened the second quarter on a 9-0 run to take a 35-29 lead, and the Kings never recovered.

Key stat: The Kings shot 34.1 percent, the Clippers 48.4 percent.

X-factors: Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers combined for 51 points off the Clippers’ bench, including a career-high 28 for Rivers.

Records: Kings 19-35; Clippers 37-19

Injury update: Kings guard Darren Collison (right hip flexor strain) missed his sixth consecutive game. Forward Reggie Evans (right knee contusion) was out for a second straight game. The Clippers were without All-Star forward Blake Griffin (right elbow surgery).

Up next: The Kings host Memphis on Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Jason Jones

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