Wednesday , Jan , 25 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Clippers, Nets meet for final time in 2005-06 campaign

=== Clippers, Nets meet for final time in 2005-06 campaign ===

(Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Clippers attempt to win their third
straight contest when they host the New Jersey Nets tonight at the Staples
Center.

Elton Brand poured in 28 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the
Clippers to a 96-93 win over the Golden State Warriors on Monday at The Arena
in Oakland.

Sam Cassell finished with 24 points for the Clippers, who completed a home-
and-home sweep by edging the Warriors. Cuttino Mobley contributed 15 points,
while Daniel Ewing had 10 off the bench in the victory.

The Clippers are 14-7 as the host this season.

New Jersey plays the second of a four-game road trip. On Monday, Andrei
Kirilenko scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz over
the Nets, 89-78, at the Delta Center.

Richard Jefferson ended with 32 points in the loss to Utah for the Nets, who
have lost five of their last eight games overall. Jason Kidd added 17 points,
12 rebounds and 10 assists in defeat.

The Nets, who have lost two straight and five of their last six as the
visitor, are 10-11 on the road this season. They will visit Portland on Friday
and Seattle on Saturday in the finale of the swing.

This is the second and final meeting of the season between the clubs. On
December 20th, Carter scored 35 points, pulled down seven rebounds and handed
out nine assists to lead the Nets over the Clippers, 99-85, at Continental
Airlines Arena.

New Jersey has won four of five and nine of the last 11 meetings in this
series. The Nets have lost two of their last three at the Clippers.

LAC NJN