Monday , Mar , 07 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Los Angeles Clippers Team Report – March 7

=== Los Angeles Clippers Team Report – March 7 ===

(Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Clippers play the finale of a three-
game homestand on Monday, as they welcome the Memphis Grizzlies to the Staples
Center.

It will be the fourth and final meeting of the season between the clubs. In
the three previous contests, the Grizzlies won once at home and once on the
road, while the Clippers won the last game 106-103 over Memphis on February
3rd at FedExForum.

The home team has won eight of 12 and 12 of the last 17 contests in this
series. The Clippers snapped a seven-game series losing streak on February
3rd, while the Grizzlies have won eight of the last 11 meetings in this
series. The Grizzlies have won three in a row at the Clippers.

On Saturday, Earl Boykins scored 22 points to lead the red-hot Denver Nuggets
to a 105-89 win over the Los Angeles at the Staples Center. Bobby Simmons
scored 18 points and Elton Brand chipped in 17 points and 10 boards for the
Clippers, who have dropped two of their last three contests overall.

LA is 11-27 when it scores under 100 points this season.

The Clippers, who are 20-11 at home this season, are 8-2 in their last 10 as
the host.

Simmons has scored in double-digits in 34 straight games and has netted 20 or
more points in 14 of those contests. He is averaging 19.2 points and 3.9
rebounds in his last 10 games.

Brand has recorded a double-double in back-to-back games and is averaging 18
points and 10 rebounds in that span. The Duke product has scored in double-
digits 57 of the 58 games he has played in this season and has registered 30
double-doubles.

The Clippers will be the visitor for Tuesday’s game against the Lakers. They
will also visit the Sacramento Kings on Friday and will return home to host
the Chicago Bulls on Sunday.

LAC