NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at LA Clippers
(Monday, January 31st)
Final Score: LA Clippers 105, Milwaukee 98
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Blake Griffin recorded his 39th double- double of the season with 32 points and 11 rebounds, as the Los Angeles Clippers stayed hot at home with a 105-98 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Randy Foye hit a key three-pointer with 42.2 seconds remaining and ended with 20 points for the Clippers, who set a Los Angeles record with their ninth straight win at home. The franchise record for most home wins in a row is 11 set by the San Diego Clippers from February 15, 1979 - March 18, 1979.
Baron Davis and DeAndre Jordan chipped in with 18 and 16 points, respectively, for Los Angeles, which improved to 2-0 on a three-game homestand.
Corey Maggette finished with 25 points for the Bucks, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Ersan Ilyasova donated 15 points and six boards for Milwaukee, which got 14 points and 11 rebounds from Andrew Bogut.
Brandon Jennings scored 12 points off the bench in his second game back since missing 19 games with a fractured foot.
Down by one, 84-83, with 7:47 to play, the Clippers ripped off 11 straight points to take the lead for good. Jordan capped the surge with an alley-oop slam to make it a 94-84 game with 5:16 remaining.
Maggette's free throw with 2:56 left got the Bucks within six, 96-90. Griffin was called for a charge at the other end, leading to Carlos Delfino's bank shot.
The Clippers had the ball with a four-point lead after Delfino was called for a charge. Foye was off the mark with a three-pointer for Los Angeles, but Davis grabbed a big offensive rebound. Foye sealed the game with a three- pointer with 42.2 seconds to go.
"Possessions are so important when you have the lead with less than two minutes left," Davis said. "I used all my energy to get that offensive rebound."
The Clippers led by as many as 12 in the first quarter and held a 26-16 edge after 12 minutes.
Jennings started the second period with back-to-back three-pointers to get the Bucks within four, 26-22. The rest of the frame was a back-and-forth battle that saw Los Angeles take a 49-47 lead into the locker room.
Milwaukee started the second half on an 8-2 flurry to go in front. Keyon Dooling's trey made it 55-51.
Trailing by seven, 71-64, late in the third, the Clippers ended the period on a 13-2 run. Ryan Gomes tallied six points during the burst, which Griffin capped with two free throws to give LA a 77-73 margin heading to the fourth.
The Bucks used a 7-2 flurry at the start of the fourth to go in front. Maggette's jumper gave Milwaukee an 80-79 edge with 9:20 to play.
"We had good rhythm in the third quarter. Then they started hitting seams and went on an 11-0 run. We lost our rhythm really bad," Bucks head coach Scott Skiles said.
The Clippers have won nine of their last 12 games with Milwaukee...The Clippers moved to Los Angeles in 1984...The Bucks started a three-game road trip on Monday...Los Angeles made 52 percent of its shots, while Milwaukee shot 49.3 percent from the floor.
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