Thursday , Mar , 25 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Los Angeles Clippers Team Report – March 25

=== Los Angeles Clippers Team Report – March 25 ===

(Sports Network) – Two teams just playing out the string meet up tonight at
the Staples Center, as the Los Angeles Clippers welcome the Washington Wizards
to town.

Los Angeles enters tonight’s tilt riding a five-game losing streak after its
91-85 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday at the Rose Garden.
Corey Maggette scored 22 points and Eddie House added 21 for the Clippers, who
have dropped 13 of their last 15 contests.

Maggette had missed LA’s last two games with a sore left knee.

Elsewhere on the injury front, Quentin Richardson missed last night’s loss
because of back spasms and Keyon Dooling sat out the game with a stomach
virus. Both players are questionable for tonight’s affair, while Chris Wilcox
will likely miss his seventh straight contest with an Achilles’ injury..

At 27-45, the Clippers have already secured their 11th straight losing season,
which is four short of the NBA record set by Kansas City, which moved to
Sacramento before that streak ended.

Los Angeles, which will close its brief two-game homestand on Saturday against
Minnesota, has dropped three straight and six of its last seven at home and is
18-17 in its arena this season.

The Clippers lost to the Wizards earlier in the year and have lost three in a
row and five of the last six matchups. The Clips have also dropped seven of
its last eight in LA against the Wizards.