NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at LA Clippers
(Saturday, January 17th)
Final Score: LA Clippers 101, Milwaukee 92
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Marcus Camby scored 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds before leaving early in the fourth quarter with a sprained left ankle, and the Los Angeles Clippers snapped a 12-game skid with a 101-92 triumph over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Brian Skinner also had 18 points, while Mardy Collins tallied 12 points, 11 assists and four steals for the Clippers, who tasted victory for the first time since a 117-109 double-overtime win over the Pacers on December 19. They lost the following night at Milwaukee to start the monumental skid.
"I was really pleased with the way our guys responded in the fourth quarter when Marcus went down," said Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy. "We had a nice game from Brian Skinner and Ricky Davis picked us up. Everybody that came in the game contributed."
Eric Gordon notched 14 points, eight rebounds and four steals for Los Angeles, while Al Thornton and Ricky Davis each scored 13 in the win.
Richard Jefferson scored 26 and Michael Redd contributed 21 for the Bucks, who have alternated losses and wins over their last 14 games.
"We struggled for consistency," said Bucks coach Scott Skiles. "They got us inside. Our defense has gotten away from us. We weren't physical at all."
Ramon Sessions made a foul shot in the closing minute of the third quarter, giving the Bucks a 76-75 lead. Gordon nailed two at the charity stripe in the closing seconds of the period, and LA netted the first eight points of the fourth.
A driving layup from Collins expanded the lead to 85-76, and the closest the Bucks got was five points. A Jefferson foul shot made it 95-90 with two minutes remaining, but Davis came back with a layup to stem the tide.
The Clippers were up 32-30 after the opening quarter, but were down 53-52 at the half.
Camby was hurt with 8:53 remaining and is day-to-day...The Clippers have won seven of the last nine meetings...Milwaukee has lost 11 of its last 14 at the Clippers...LA held a 48-30 rebounding advantage.
01/18 01:45:03 ET