The two squads entered the break tied at 56, but the Clippers’ defense clamped down in the third quarter, outscoring the Bobcats 25-13 and then ran away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Bobcats 31-16.
Blake Griffin led the way with 31 points, 12 rebounds and two assists.
Jared Dudley had 20 points and five assists and Chris Paul had 17 points, 14 assists and four rebounds.
The Bobcats were led by Al Jefferson, who finished with 14 points, 12 rebounds and four assists. Kemba Walker had 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists.
For the game, the Clippers held the Bobcats to just 38.2% shooting from the field (29-of-76) and 28.6% shooting from beyond the arc (six-of-21). The Bobcats made up for some of that poor shooting by hitting 21 of their 22 free throw attempts, but that obviously wasn’t nearly enough. The Clippers shot 55.3% from the field (47-of-85) and 32.4% from beyond the arc (11-of-34).
The Clippers are now 22-12 while the Bobcats are 14-19.