Friday , Feb , 04 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Los Angeles Clippers Team Report – February 4

=== Los Angeles Clippers Team Report – February 4 ===

(Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Clippers go for their fourth straight
victory on Friday, as they play the second of a season-high nine-game road
trip against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center.

This is the first of two meetings between the clubs this season. The Clippers
are scheduled to host the Bucks on March 23rd at the Staples Center.

The home team has won seven of the last eight contests in this series. The
Clippers have won two straight and five of their last seven games. LA has lost
seven of its last nine at Milwaukee.

On Thursday, Bobby Simmons scored 26 points and Marko Jaric chipped in 25 to
lead the Clippers past the Memphis Grizzlies, 106-103, at FedExForum. Elton
Brand added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers, who won their third
straight game and their fifth in their last six tries.

On the injury front, LA guard Kerry Kittles (groin) and forward Corey Maggette
(shoulder) are questionable for Friday’s contest. Kittles has missed nine
straight games, while Maggette has been sidelined for the Clippers last three

The Clippers are 6-13 on the road this season.

Simmons has scored in double-digits in 21 straight contests and has played 40
or more minutes in seven of his last nine games. He is averaging 16.1 points
and 6.6 rebounds this season.

Brand is averaging 23.5 points and 11.8 rebounds in his last 10 games. He has
registered 10 double-doubles in his last 12 contests and has recorded 21 on
the season.

LA visits the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. It will be the second and final
meeting of the season between the clubs. On January 2nd, the Clippers defeated
the 76ers, 89-83, at the Staples Center.