"We have a lot of really good players," Griffin said. "Sometimes some of these guys don't get the credit they deserve, that's what I've learned about our team."
Back home for the first time after going 5-2 on their Grammy road trip, the Clippers improved to 19-3 at Staples Center this season.
"It was our best opportunity to beat them, especially with Chris Paul out," John Wall said. "But they're still a great team and they've been winning games. It's the same as you see without Chris in there. Those other guys play the same way. J.J. Redick can shoot the ball and Jamal Crawford's one of the best at creating his own shots."
Bradley Beal scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth, and Wall had 19 points and 11 assists for Washington.
The Wizards, who trailed by 16 points in the game, cut their deficit to 81-80 early in the fourth on Garrett Temple's steal and basket. After Crawford scored, Beal's basket got the Wizards within one again.
"We put ourselves in a great position, but we just didn't have it at the end of the game," Beal said. "They were executing at the other end of the floor and we couldn't get a stop."
J.J. Redick, who finished with 20 points, and Crawford combined to score the Clippers' first 16 points of the fourth, with Redick hitting two 3-pointers in that stretch to put them up 97-90.
"Him and J.J. have this thing going," Clippers coach Doc River said. "It's just been really good stuff. We can do that with veterans."
Kevin Seraphin's basket got Washington to 100-99. Collison scored and the Wizards had a basket disallowed on a shot-clock violation. Jordan got fouled and stepped to the line having made just 2 of 6 to that point. But he sank both to extend the Clippers' lead to 104-99.
Beal, who was 4 of 6 from the line, got fouled and missed both. Jordan made another pair of free throws for a 106-99 lead. Crawford added two more, going 11 of 12 from the line.
"We did a lot of fouling down the stretch and we didn't make plays at the offensive end," Beal said. "We got out of rhythm a little bit."
The Wizards blew their seventh chance this season to go over .500, slipping to 22-23. They haven't won a game to go above that mark since Oct. 31, 2009. ... Los Angeles swept the season series, 2-0. ... Clippers reserve F Antawn Jamison didn't play because of a viral illness. ... Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp attended the game.
MVP: Big nights from Blake Griffin are becoming commonplace. He was L.A.'s stabilizing force, scoring 29 points in a plethora of ways from the post: face-ups, fouls, righty hooks and, of course, dunks. Griffin's four assists understated his distribution, too.
X factor: The Wizards obliterated L.A. in the paint, to the tune of a 20-point advantage. The Clippers made up for it on the stripe, where they drilled 32 free throws to the Wizards' measly 10.
Defining moment: Deck-a-DJ backfired. With the game winding down and the Clippers up by three, the Wizards fouled DeAndre Jordan. He nailed both. On the other end, Bradley Beal -- an 80.8 percent free throw shooter -- missed both of his attempts.