LOS ANGELES - Chris Paul had 23 points and 11 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers welcomed Chauncey Billups back to the lineup for the first time this season with a 101-95 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
Billups had seven points and three assists in 19 minutes as the Clippers ended a four-game losing streak. The five-time All-Star, beginning his 16th NBA season, was sidelined for more than nine months after tearing his left Achilles' tendon on Feb. 6 in a 107-102 victory at Orlando.
Blake Griffin, who had career lows in points (four) and field goals made (one) during Monday night's 105-98 home loss to New Orleans, had 18 points and six rebounds.
Kevin Love had 19 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota.