Monday , Dec , 08 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Los Angeles Clippers Team Report – December 8

=== Los Angeles Clippers Team Report – December 8 ===

(Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Clippers lost their second in a row Sunday,
as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Clippers, 96-94, at Staples
Center.

Corey Maggette scored 26 points for the Clippers, who have lost two in a row
and eight of their last 10 contests. Marko Jaric had 18 points and Quentin
Richardson added 14 and nine boards for Los Angeles.

The Clippers scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter, keyed by
Richardson’s three-pointer, to grab their biggest lead of the game at 83-68.

The Timberwolves then stormed back and tied the contest at 94-94 on Sam
Cassell’s running jumper with 30 seconds left.

On the next possession for the Clippers, Maggette missed a tough jumper in the
lane and the Timberwolves got the rebound and called timeout with 5.8 seconds
remaining.

Kevin Garnett then received the ball and nailed the winning shot over Elton
Brand.

Brand netted 13 points and pulled down eight rebounds.

The Clippers are off until Tuesday when they visit the Sacramento Kings.

LAC