Clippers down Pelicans; Anthony Davis leaves game in third quarter with bruised right knee _lowres

Associated Press photo by Jae C. Hong New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis, center, grabs his right leg after colliding with the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul as Pelicans' Eric Gordon, right, watches Friday night in Los Angeles. Davis left the game with 2:48 left in the third quarter with a bruised right knee.

LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick each scored 20 points before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers routed the undermanned New Orleans Pelicans 111-90 Friday night.

Griffin, who scored 40 points against Utah on Wednesday in a 102-91 loss that began this six-game homestand, made seven of 15 shots to help fuel the Clippers’ sixth straight home victory over New Orleans. Chris Paul had 17 points and eight assists.

Anthony Davis had 17 points and six rebounds in 28 minutes for New Orleans. He was carried to the dressing room with 2:48 left in the third quarter because of a bruised right knee.

Davis collided with Paul while the All-Star point guard was dribbling up court. The Pelicans were trailing 80-63 at the time.

Already this month, Davis has come out of games because of a bruised hip and an injured left shoulder.

“It has to be something that’s looked at,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “We’ll know more tomorrow.”

Former Clipper Eric Gordon had 16 points for the Pelicans, who had won three in a row. He and Paul were traded for each other as part of a multiplayer deal in December 2011, after a potential trade of Paul to the Lakers was nixed by the NBA.

The Clippers used 15 points by Redick and 13 each from Paul and Griffin to take a 63-42 halftime lead.

, ending the second quarter with a 19-4 run that included eight points by Redick in a 46-second span.

DeAndre Jordan had eight rebounds and six points during the first 8 minutes, helping the Clippers build an 11-point margin.

New Orleans center Kendrick Perkins missed his 13th consecutive game because of an injured right pectoral muscle. Tyreke Evans, working his way back from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last month, has not played this season. Neither has Norris Cole (sprained left ankle) nor Quincy Pondexter (left knee).

As a result, new coach Alvin Gentry has used 11 different lineups. Gordon is the only player to start all 16 games, and guard Toney Douglas is the lone player on the active roster who hasn’t started one.