Sunday , Feb , 22 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Los Angeles Clippers Team Report – February 22

=== Los Angeles Clippers Team Report – February 22 ===

(Sports Network) – Elton Brand had 31 points and 10 rebounds and Corey
Maggette scored 19 points as the Los Angeles Clippers rallied late to post a
105-103 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday at the Bradley Center.

Quentin Richardson added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers, who have
won two in a row after a five-game losing streak. Los Angeles also snapped a
five-game road losing streak.

Los Angeles led 47-43 at the half and took a 77-76 lead into the fourth
quarter, but a free throw by Toni Kukoc, a layup by Desmond Mason and three-
pointer from the left corner by Keith Van Horn put Milwaukee up 82-77 with
10:35 to play.

The Clippers made it a two-point game twice over the next couple of minutes.
However, a three-point play by Kukoc and jumper by Van Horn put the Bucks up
89-82 with 7:13 remaining.

A pair of free throws by Mason with 6:18 to play put Milwaukee up eight at
91-83, but Los Angeles answered with a 22-12 run to close out the game for the

A three-pointer by Maggette cut the Clippers’ deficit to one with 1:27 left
and a baseline jumper by Bobby Simmons put Los Angeles up 100-99 with 54.7
seconds to play. After a shot by Kukoc was blocked by Brand at the other end,
Maggette used a driving layup to put the Clippers up 102-99 with 26 seconds

A free throw by Simmons with 8.7 seconds seemed to seal the victory by putting
Los Angeles up 103-99, but Michael Redd — after a time-out — nailed a
straight-on three-pointer to pull the Bucks to within a point with five
seconds to play.

Maggette was fouled with 4.4 seconds remaining and made a pair of free throws
to put the Clippers up three, but Redd was fouled by Maggette on a three-point
attempt with one-tenth of a second left to give the Bucks life.

However, Redd missed the first free throw before making the second. He
intentionally missed the third attempt, hoping for a tip-in off the rebound.
But a lane violation was called on Milwaukee and the Clippers walked away with
the victory.

LA improved to 8-19 away from home this season.

The Clippers are off until Tuesday when they visit the Dallas Mavericks.