MIAMI — Chris Paul had 26 points and 12 assists, Blake Griffin also scored 26 and the Los Angeles Clippers wasted no time in taking control on the way to a 110-93 win over the Miami Heat on Thursday night.

DeAndre Jordan scored 12 points – on six shots, all dunks – and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Clippers (7-4), who led 39-15 after one quarter.

Chris Bosh scored 28 for Miami (6-6), which has dropped three straight home games for the first time since March 3-8, 2011. Rookie reserve Shabazz Napier had a season-high 17 points.

Dwyane Wade (hamstring) missed his fourth straight game.


GRIZZLIES: Seven players are dealing with a stomach virus and their status is uncertain for Friday’s game with the Celtics.

Guards Tony Allen, Courtney Lee and Beno Udrih, forwards Jon Leuer and Jarnell Stokes, center Kosta Koufos and guard/forward Quincy Pondexter are all questionable.

HORNETS: Michele Roberts, the executive director of the NBA Players Association, said in a statement Thursday the suspension given to forward Jeffery Taylor by Commissioner Adam Silver is “excessive, without precedent and a violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.”

Roberts added that the union is ready to file an immediate appeal, but the choice is Taylor’s.

Taylor was suspended 24 games without pay Wednesday after he pleaded guilty last month to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property.

Roberts said that while the union appreciates “the sensitivity of this societal issue, the Commissioner is not entitled to rewrite the rules or otherwise ignore precedent in disciplinary matters.”