The L.A. Clippers lost their fourth straight last night, dropping a home bout with New Orleans 105-98 thanks to Blake Griffin's miserable performance (he fouled out, having gone 1-9 from the field) and despite Caron Butler going berserk in the second half (he ended up hitting nine three-pointers on 15 attempts).

Indeed, it was a three-ball game for the record books, as the teams combined to hit 33 of them (the Hornets accounting for 15 of them, but on only 25 attempts). Yet delivering 18 three-pointers still wasn't enough for the Clippers; in crunch time they managed to miss six straight—five of them within a minute, before Eric Bledsoe's garbage-timer with a second remaining. [FSW]