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             === Streaking Clippers begin road trip in Chicago ===
 
 (Sports  Network) -  The Los  Angeles Clippers  will ride  a six-game  winning
 streak into the Windy City Tuesday night when they take on the Chicago Bulls.
 
 The  Clippers haven't  lost since  Nov.  26 at  home against  the New  Orleans
 Hornets.  Five of the six wins were at home and Tuesday night's contest begins
 a four-game road trip.
 
 For  just the third  time in Clippers history, the team has 14 wins through 20
 games.
 
 The Clippers boast the reigning Western Conference Player of the Week in Blake
 Griffin.  Over his  last four,  Griffin  averaged 23  ppg and  10.3 rpg.  With
 Chauncey  Billups injured again, and Chris Paul not posting Chris Paul numbers
 recently, the bench has carried the Clippers.
 
 The  Clippers  led the Toronto Raptors  by four points after three quarters on
 Sunday,  but the reserves held the Raptors scoreless for almost seven minutes.
 Jamal  Crawford leads  the NBA in fourth-quarter scoring and the Clips won for
 the  fourth  time in  their last  five outings without  the starters scoring a
 point in the final quarter.
 
 "Our  starters had  their moments tonight, but overall I thought our bench was
 the  key again," Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro said. "They're just doing
 a  more  consistent job for  us defensively in  terms of talking, getting into
 people as a group."
 
 The  Bulls have  won three in a  row themselves, including a home win Saturday
 night  against the New York Knicks, who played once again without star Carmelo
 Anthony.
 
 The  Bulls  bested the Knicks 93-85  based on the  great play of Luol Deng and
 Marco  Belinelli, who both netted 22 points. Belinelli is seeing a significant
 bump in minutes with the injury to Rip Hamilton. Belinelli had 15 of his 22 in
 the first quarter.
 
 Joakim  Noah  added 10  points and  11 rebounds  to go  with a staggering nine
 turnovers.  Deng played all but 1:26 in the Knicks game and Noah and Belinelli
 both logged over 44 minutes.
 
 Kirk  Hinrich  didn't play  in the  second half  with an  elbow injury and Taj
 Gibson was ejected in the second quarter after picking up two technical fouls.
 It all led to some gassed Bulls.
 
 "I was really tired out there," said Noah. "I was tired, but it's all worth it
 right  now.  We're growing as a  team. We need everybody. We were shorthanded,
 but  we're fighting. It's  all you can ask for. As long as we're fighting, the
 city should be proud."
 
 The Bulls will try to avenge a 101-80 loss earlier this season in Los Angeles.
 
 The Clippers are 9-2 in their last 11 in Chicago.
 
 12/11 10:36:16 ET

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