Clippers rally from 17 down to beat Suns 112-108

BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32), right, pushes the ball upcourt as Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32), right, pushes the ball upcourt as Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX (AP) — Darren Collison and Blake Griffin scored 23 points apiece and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from a 17-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Phoenix Suns 112-108 Wednesday night.

Chris Paul added 20 points, including a 32-foot 3-pointer just before the shot clock was to expire to put the Clippers up for good 108-106 with 1:48 to play.

Eight Suns players reached double figures, led by Marcus Morris’ 16 points.

Phoenix fell into a three-way tie with Memphis and Dallas for the last two playoff spots in the West. Phoenix used a 22-5 run to lead 91-74 with 1:49 left in the third period and was up 91-78 entering the fourth.

Griffin had been listed as doubtful for the game with back spasms.

 

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