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Jared Dudley leads Clippers to crushing win over the Bulls

AP, LOS ANGELES

Antawn Jamison of the Los Angeles Clippers, front, goes up to the basket against the Chicago Bulls in their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday.

Photo: AFP

Jared Dudley scored a season-high 21 points, while Chris Paul added 16 points and 17 assists as the Los Angeles Clippers played all over the Chicago Bulls in Derrick Rose’s absence for a 121-82 victory.

J.J. Redick scored 19 points, while Blake Griffin had 15 points and 12 rebounds in the Pacific Division-leading Clippers’ seventh win in nine games.

Los Angeles finished strong in a stretch of four games in five days, posting the biggest margin of victory over Chicago in the club’s history.

Luol Deng scored 22 points as the Bulls got off to a rough start to their latest stretch without Rose, who tore a cartilage in his right knee on Friday night in Portland, Oregon.

Lakers reserve forward Xavier Henry scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, while Pau Gasol had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Los Angeles over the Sacramento Kings 100-86.

Steve Blake finished with 12 assists, nine points and five rebounds.

Blake, who has started all 14 games for the Lakers at point guard in place of the injured Steve Nash, has recorded double digits in assists in each of the past five games.

Greivis Vasquez led Sacramento with 20 points.

In Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 19 points, while Serge Ibaka had 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Thunder extended their best season-opening start at home with a 95-73 win over the struggling Utah Jazz.

The Thunder (9-3) played without All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook, who sat out to rest his surgically repaired right knee.

Enes Kanter and Rudy Gobert led the Jazz (1-14), losers of six straight games, with 10 points apiece.

The Detroit Pistons sent the Brooklyn Nets to a fifth straight loss and sole possession of last place in the Atlantic Division with a 109-97 win, while Goran Dragic scored 23 points and Gerald Green added 20 to lead the Phoenix Suns over the Orlando Magic 104-96.

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