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Clippers Battle to 17th Straight Win

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The Clippers wanted to sprint but settled for a jog.

They wanted a free-flowing game but shot a ton of free throws.

They wanted highlight-reel caliber plays but settled for a mostly earth-bound game.

Somehow, some way, the Clippers battled through the Utah Jazz and a less-than-favorable style of play and still managed to win their 17 th consecutive game, a sluggish 107-96 victory Sunday night in front of a sellout crowd of 19,111 at Staples Center.

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