Clippers Drag Feet, Knock Suns From 1st

Warriors fend off hapless T'Wolves, 76ers burn Rockets
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2008 3:45 AM CST
Minnesota Timberwolves' Sebastian Telfair (3) and Rashad McCants, right, watch as Golden State Warriors' Baron Davis, left, drives to the basket in third quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – By keeping down the pace, the Clippers managed to lull the Suns into a 97-90 loss last night, dropping Phoenix to a half-game behind the Lakers in the Pacific division. The Suns got only four fast-break points against a team that had lost 10 of their last 11, the Arizona Republic reports. On other regulation floorboards:

  • Minnesota put together a 22-8 run in an attempt to climb back even with Golden State, but between Baron Davis and Stephen Jackson there was too much for the T'Wolves to overcome in the 105-98 loss.
  • Philadelphia came back from 16 down to score 37 fourth-quarter points and pass the stunned Rockets for a 111-107 victory.