Clips hand Spurs first loss; Lakers struggles continue
Griffin had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Jordan had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead six players who scored in double figures.
Danny Green scored 12 points and Tim Duncan added 10 for the Spurs, whose 4-0 start was the best in franchise history.
Jordan, Griffin and Chris Paul, who had 10 points and 12 assists, left the game for good with 4:47 remaining and the Clippers ahead by 25 points.
Al Jefferson scored 18 points and Randy Foye added 17 on five 3-pointers to lift the Utah Jazz over the Los Angeles Lakers, 95-86.
Mo Williams added 16 points on 8 of 13 shooting for Utah.
Kobe Bryant entered the game shooting nearly 60 percent but started 3 of 10 and finished 7 of 17 for 29 points as the Lakers fell to 1-4.
Elsewhere in the NBA:
-The Miami Heat remain perfect at home. Dwyane Wade scored 22 points, LeBron James finished two assists shy of a triple-double and the Heat improved to 4-0 at home for the first time in franchise history with a 103-73 win over Brooklyn.
-Ty Lawson scored 21 points and Kenneth Faried had 16 points and 16 rebounds to help the Denver Nuggets to a 93-87 victory over the Rockets in Houston. James Harden had a tough night for the Rockets and finished with a season-low 15 points on 5 of 15 shooting.
- O.J. Mayo and Chris Kaman each scored 22 points as the short-handed Dallas Mavericks won their third straight game, beating the Toronto Raptors 109-104. The Mavericks improved to 4-1 for the first time since 2007-08.
-In New Orleans, Jrue Holiday had 14 points and 12 assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers held New Orleans to its lowest point total ever in a 77-62 victory over the Hornets.
-Shannon Brown hit six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with 24 points to lead the Phoenix Suns over the Charlotte Bobcats 117-110 on the road.
-Kyle Korver scored eight straight points in a late 18-0 run for Atlanta and the Hawks, who trailed by 14 points early in the fourth quarter, beat the Indiana Pacers at home, 89-86.
-Luke Ridnour had 19 points and five rebounds, and Greg Stiemsma got the rout started for the Timberwolves with six straight points to end the third quarter in a 90-75 victory over the Orlando Magic.
-Kevin Garnett led the Celtics with 20 points and 13 rebounds while Rajon Rondo added 18 points and 14 assists in Boston's 100-94 overtime win over Washington.
- DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points and 11 rebounds to help Sacramento hold off winless Detroit 105-103.
- David Lee had 22 points, 14 rebounds and six assists despite being under the weather to lead Golden State past Cleveland 106-96.
- Zach Randolph had 18 points and 13 rebounds top help Memphis handed Milwaukee its first loss 108-90.
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