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LOS ANGELES, Calif. Tyrod Taylor Jersey . - Its a rare game when the Los Angeles Clippers starters get to rest the entire fourth quarter.They got the chance after pulling away from the NBA-worst Philadelphia 76ers.Chris Paul had 24 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, and the Clippers beat the Sixers 127-91 Saturday night for their third consecutive victory.Any time I can sit in the fourth quarter, Im going to sit, said Paul, who hurt his elbow on a rare fast break in which he crashed into the padding under the basket. I hope tonight can be a huge building block for our bench.The Clippers reserves outscored Philadelphia 39-17 in the fourth, led by Jordan Farmar, who had each of his 13 points in the period.Our bench played better and with a lot more energy, coach Doc Rivers said.J.J. Redick had 17 points and Blake Griffin scored 15 to help send the 76ers to their sixth straight loss against the Clippers. They ended 2014 with a 21-point win over the lowly Knicks and built an early 19-point lead against the even worse 76ers.It didnt entirely hold up, with the Sixers cutting their deficit to four in the third.We had a great start and sort of got complacent, Paul said.Tony Wroten scored 27 points, Robert Covington added 23 and former UCLA star Luc Mbah a Moute had 14 for the 76ers, who fell to 4-28 with their fifth straight loss overall and fifth in a row on the road. Nerlens Noel had 12 rebounds.It was a great experience for us, to come out here and play some of the perennial All-Stars in this league, Noel said about Philadelphias 0-5 West Coast trip. To be able to hold our own in some of these games, and just the experience itself, its a good teacher.The Sixers twice got within four early in the third on 3-pointers by Covington and Wroten. The Clippers answered with a 10-0 run, including four by Paul and a 3-pointer from Matt Barnes, to extend their lead to 77-63.We were feeling good at that time, Wroten said. We were playing defence and moving the ball around and cut it down to four. But with playoff teams like that, you cant make a lot of mistakes, and we turned the ball over too much and they put it away.Griffin dunked and Jamal Crawford made three straight free throws in a 7-0 spurt that sent the Clippers to the fourth with an 88-74 lead. Crawford finished with 12 points.This happens kind of regularly, 76ers coach Brett Brown said. We play for 36 minutes and cant sustain it.The Clippers continued their roll when Farmar scored their first seven points in the final period for a 95-74 lead.The reserves showed off their long-range shooting, with Farmar, Reggie Bullock and Spencer Hawes all hitting 3s.TIP-INS76ers: G Michael Carter-Williams, the only NBA player averaging at least 15 points, seven assists and six rebounds, sat out with a shoulder injury. Wroten started in his place. ... All four of their wins have come on the road. ... They scored above 90 points for the first time in six games against the Clippers.Clippers: They had two days off between games for the first time since Dec. 6. ... Hawes had seven points, six rebounds and three assists against his former team. ... Their winning streak against Philly dates to Feb. 10, 2012.TRAP GAMEWroten said he doesnt regard the 76ers as a trap game for opponents.Just because of our record, it doesnt mean its a rollover, he said. When we step on the court, were trying to win every game.Paul watched the 76ers loss to Phoenix a night earlier.They play hard every night, he said.BENCH SCORINGAll seven of the Clippers reserves scored in the fourth, including little-used Ekpe Udoh, who made both of his attempts for four points.We planned a play for him and he made the shot, Rivers said. The bench was excited for him because he works every day and never complains.UP NEXT76ers: Host Cavaliers on Monday.Clippers: Host the Hawks on Monday. Cleveland Browns Jerseys . In five games last month, Billings led all scorers with 11 goals, 27 assists and 38 points as the Rock posted a 2-3 record. E.J. Gaines Jersey . The same cant be said of last Saturdays 2-2 draw at Olympic Stadium against a very weakened New York Red Bulls side and one which had three stalwarts in Henry, Cahill and Olave back home in Harrison, NJ. . Correia pitched six innings of one-run ball, Eduardo Escobar homered, and the Minnesota Twins pulled away late to beat the Colorado Rockies 9-3 on Saturday.CALGARY -- Maxime Talbot finally got his name on the score sheet as a member of the Colorado Avalanche. The 29-year-old scored once and assisted on another as Colorado edged the host Calgary Flames 3-2 on Friday. "Its about time, I waited a lot of games for this," Talbot said. "After this goal, you have 50 pounds off your shoulders." Talbots goal was his first in 16 games as a member of the Avalanche since being acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers on Oct. 31 in exchange for forward Steve Downie. The Lemoyne, Que. native scored at 18:00 of the second period to tie the game 1-1. The goal was the result of a mistake along the end boards by Flames goaltender Karri Ramo, whose soft backhand pass intended for T.J. Brodie was intercepted by John Mitchell. Mitchell promptly zipped a pass to Talbot who had an empty net to shoot at. "I just played it to the wrong side. I should have played it to the backhand," Ramo said. "They got momentum and scored three goals, so it was a big game-changing moment there." Later that same shift, Talbot made a terrific play as the Avalanche took the lead for good. He muscled defenceman Chris Butler off the puck with an aggressive forecheck and set up P.A. Parenteau. "Even if you take away the goal and the assist from my game tonight, thats the best Ive felt with the Avs," Talbot said. "I had good legs, I was strong on the forecheck. I may not score every night but being first on pucks is what I should be doing and tonight I was doing it so it feels good and I need to keep building on that." Colorado coach Patrick Roy said he was happy for Talbot, who plays an integral role regardless of whether hes scoring or not. "Im so happy for Max. When you score, you feel such relief," Roy said. "Hes been playing hard. Hes been playing big minutes for us, penalty killing, that line tonight was really good." Rookie Nathan MacKinnon scored his sixth goal to round out the offence for Colorado (20-7-0). Kris Russell and Matt Stajan scored for Calgary (10-14-4), which had won two straight. "Its a disappointing loss," said Flames captain Mark Giordano. "We werent moving like we were in the first and they capitalized on some breakdowns. Weve got tto find a way not to give up those close goals. Carlos Hyde Jersey. ." Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 26 stops in the Colorado net to improve to 7-0-0 and continue his outstanding year as Semyon Varlamovs back-up. It was his second victory against the Flames, having stopped 30-of-32 stops in a 3-2 win in Denver on Nov. 8. "The guys did everything that they were asked to do tonight and it makes everybodys game so much easier," said Giguere. Talbot also mentioned the importance of the win after an 8-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday. "It was really important. We talked about it this morning as a team about learning from the game last night and putting it behind us and thats exactly what we did," Talbot said. "We played well, kept most of it on the outside. I was able to see the pucks really well tonight. I was able to freeze it and not give up too many rebounds and when there was a rebound, guys were battling in front," added Giguere. On the heels of impressive wins over Los Angeles and Phoenix, Flames coach Bob Hartley was disappointed with how the game got away from his club. "Those two goals really set us back on our heels. In the third period, they scored that early goal and then it was tough to play catch-up hockey," Hartley said. In his third consecutive start, Ramo had 22 saves to fall to 4-5-1. Calgary scored the only goal of the first period connecting on the power play at 7:01. With Stempniak providing the screen, Russells slapshot from the blue-line found the corner behind Giguere, who was furious after the play claiming Stempniak had interfered with him. Giguere was so mad about the play he shoved the net over, drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Notes: It was career win No 258 for Giguere, tying him with Ken Dryden for 44th on the NHLs all-time list... LW Lane MacDermid made his Flames debut. MacDermid was acquired Nov. 22 from Dallas for a sixth round draft picka Missing for Calgary was C Joe Colborne (flu) and LW Brian McGrattan (lower body)a Not in the line-up for Colorado was D Jan Hejda (knee), who was hurt in the loss to the the Oilersa A perfect 17-0-0 when scoring first, the Avalanche improve to 3-7-0 when surrendering the first goala Calgary led after one for only the fifth time (2-2-1). 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