NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, December 20th (All times eastern)
Los Angeles Clippers (8-18) at Milwaukee Bucks (12-16), 8:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The resurgent Los Angeles Clippers will conclude a four- game road trip tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks at Bradley Center.
The Clippers improved to 2-1 on the trek Friday when Zach Randolph had 34 points and 16 rebounds, leading Los Angeles to a 117-109 double overtime victory over the shorthanded Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse.
The Pacers were without Danny Granger, Marquis Daniels and Troy Murphy after all were hospitalized earlier Friday with flu-like symptoms.
Al Thornton scored 25 points for the Clippers, who have won four of five overall and played their second consecutive overtime contest.
Marcus Camby tallied 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Baron Davis had 18 points and 11 assists for LA, which improved to 5-8 on the road. Eric Gordon provided 15 points in the win.
Milwaukee finished a three-game road swing of its own 2-1 on Friday when Michael Redd scored 21 points with six assists and Andrew Bogut had a double- double with 10 points and 13 rebounds, as the Bucks crushed the New York Knicks, 105-81, at Madison Square Garden.
Richard Jefferson and Luc Mbah a Moute scored 16 points apiece for the Bucks, who beat the Knicks for the third time this season and fourth in a row overall. Luke Ridnour had 10 points and seven helpers in the win.
Tyronn Lue scored 13 points for Milwaukee.
The Bucks, who are 6-4 at home this season, split the home-and-home season series with the Clips last season but LA has won six of seven and eight of its 10 meetings with Milwaukee overall.
12/20 10:31:23 ET