NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at LA Clippers
(Wednesday, March 17th)
Final Score: LA Clippers 101, Milwaukee 93
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Chris Kaman scored 20 points and the Los Angeles Clippers surged in the fourth quarter to snap an eight-game skid with a 101-93 win over the Bucks.
Drew Gooden totaled 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers, who stopped Milwaukee's six-game run and beat the Bucks in Los Angeles for the ninth time in the last 10 meetings.
"Everybody across the board played with high energy," Clippers coach Kim Hughes said. "We saved the zone for the second half. We were really tired of losing. It was the most aggressive game we've had."
Brandon Jennings scored 21 and John Salmons had 20 for the Bucks, who continue to hold onto the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Andrew Bogut chipped in 18 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks.
"It was an embarrassment, we didn't come to play," Bucks coach Scott Skiles said. "Brandon tried to get us in the game, but it wasn't even as close as the score. They dominated."
The Clippers trailed 74-72 going into the fourth, but then shot 7-of-12 in the last quarter, while holding the Bucks to 8-of-23. Milwaukee also missed all seven of its three-point shots over the final 12 minutes.
Jennings scored 16 in the third, a period the Bucks finished on an 18-2 run. Jennings had 12 of those points.
The Clippers took control right at the start of the fourth, using a 14-2 spurt from the beginning of the stanza. Travis Outlaw capped it with a pair of free throws for an 86-76 margin with 6:34 left. The Bucks never got closer than six the rest of the game.
It was tied at 27 after one quarter, but the Clippers scored 11 straight late in the second for a 50-40 lead. The score stood at 52-43 at the half.
Milwaukee point guard Luke Ridnour played in his 500th NBA game...The Clippers have won 11 of the last 15 meetings...Eric Gordon and Baron Davis each scored 14 for LA.
03/18 01:37:57 ET