Wednesday , Jan , 12 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Los Angeles Clippers Team Report – January 12

=== Los Angeles Clippers Team Report – January 12 ===

(Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Clippers host the Seattle SuperSonics
tonight at the Staples Center in the back end of a home-and-home set.

Seattle has won seven of the last eight meetings between these teams, and 16
of the last 18 tilts played in LA.

On Tuesday in Seattle, Ray Allen scored a game-high 31 points with seven
assists and six rebounds to lead the Sonics to a 104-99 victory over the
Clippers at KeyArena.

The Clippers went ahead 94-93 in the fourth quarter, but two free throws by
Vladimir Radmanovic with 3:27 left gave Seattle the lead for good. Allen
scored to stretch the lead to three and Rashard Lewis buried a huge three-
pointer from the left corner to give the Sonics a 100-94 lead with 1:16

With Seattle clinging to a 102-99 lead, Nick Collison buried a pair of free
throws with 13.9 seconds left to seal the win.

Corey Maggette scored 20 points to lead the Clippers. Elton Brand added 17
with 11 rebounds and Rick Brunson had 15. Los Angeles has lost its last two
games on the heels of a three-game winning spurt.

Maggette has scored in double-digits in 19 straight contests. He has scored 20
or more points 18 straight times this season.

The Clippers, who have won four of their last six home games, will host
Shaquille O’Neal and the Miami Heat on Friday.