NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, December 4th (All times eastern)
Milwaukee Bucks (7-8) at Los Angeles Clippers (6-9), 10:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - A pair of struggling teams meet tonight, as the Los Angeles Clippers welcome the Milwaukee Bucks to the Staples Center.
The Clippers enter tonight's contest on a five-game losing streak. On Sunday, Jamaal Tinsley scored 29 points, including eight in a row late in the game, as the Indiana Pacers beat the Clippers, 101-95, at the Staples Center.
Chris Kaman collected 22 points and 22 rebounds in the loss to Indiana for the Clippers, who have lost seven of their last eight games overall. Corey Maggette scored 19, and Tim Thomas and Cuttino Mobley both finished with 13 points in defeat.
Al Thornton scored 10 in Sunday's contest before leaving late in the second quarter with a sprained right ankle. The rookie forward is doubtful for tonight's contest.
Los Angeles is 4-5 at home this season. The Clippers will visit the Seattle SuperSonics on Wednesday at KeyArena and the Sacramento Kings on Friday at ARCO Arena.
Milwaukee has dropped four in a row and opens a five-game road trip. On Saturday, Tayshaun Prince scored 20 points and Rasheed Wallace had 15 points and 10 boards to lead the Detroit Pistons over the Bucks, 117-91, at the Bradley Center.
Bobby Simmons and Carlos Villanueva had 13 points apiece in the loss to Detroit for the Bucks, who have lost four in a row after a five-game winning streak. Sharp-shooting Michael Redd ended with 11 points for Milwaukee, which has lost four straight to the Pistons.
The Bucks are 1-6 on the road this season. They will also visit Golden State, Seattle, Portland and Sacramento on the current swing.
This is the first of two meetings between the clubs this season. Milwaukee will host the Clippers on February 11, 2008 at the Bradley Center.
The Clippers have won five in a row in the season series. Milwaukee has dropped seven in a row at the Clippers.
12/04 10:38:04 ET