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WASHINGTON (AP) – Chris Kaman scored 20 points and Marcus Camby had 12 points and 19 rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 92-78 win over the Washington Wizards on Sunday.
Los Angeles had six players in double figures and snapped an eight-game road losing streak, and a three-game skid in Washington, as the Clippers won for the third time in eight games.
Baron Davis had 11 points and 11 assists and Rasual Butler scored 14 for Los Angeles. The only real problems for the Clippers came on the perimeter; they shot 3 of 16 from 3-point range. Los Angeles (20-23) has now eclipsed its win total from last season.
Antawn Jamison scored 20 points and 10 rebounds for Washington, which has lost three straight. Brandon Haywood added 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Jamison was held to a total of 15 points in the past two games on a combined 6-of-24 shooting, the only time this season he has failed to reach double figures in back-to-back games. He avoided his first such three-game streak since Feb. 7-10, 2004.
The Clippers outscored Wasington 21-10 in the fourth quarter. The Wizards shot 3 of 16 from the field.
Los Angeles took the lead in the opening minutes and held onto it the rest of the game, although momentum swung back and forth as the teams traded long runs starting just before halftime.
The Wizards closed the first half on a 8-0 run and trailed 48-46 at the break. The Clippers used a 12-0 run early in the third quarter to take a 13-point lead with 7 minutes left in the quarter.
The Wizards responded with a 16-3 run, again pulling within two points, 69-67, with a minute left in the third quarter. That was the last time Washington threatened, as the Clippers pulled away in the fourth quarter.
NOTES: Los Angeles G Eric Gordon (sprained left toe) missed his second straight game. Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy said G Sebastian Telfair (ruptured groin) would be out four to six weeks. … Wizards G Mike James made his first appearance since breaking a finger on Nov. 7. James had 11 points. … Jamison has a double-double in his last five games against the Clippers. … A group of Los Angeles players and coaches toured the White House Saturday, but did not meet President Barack Obama, Dunleavy said.