Tuesday , Mar , 07 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Clippers need some more wins

(Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Clippers own a 33-25 record and are a
distant 8 1/2 games behind the first place Phoenix Suns in the Pacific
Division.

They are No. 5 in the Western Conference playoff race and lead the sixth place
Memphis Grizzlies by one game for postseason positioning.

On Tuesday, the San Antonio Spurs try to extend their winning streak to eight
games, as they visit the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center. It is the
second meeting of the season between the clubs. On December 13th, Duncan ended
with 27 points and 22 rebounds to lead the Spurs over the Clippers, 95-87, in
overtime at San Antonio.

The Spurs have won eight straight and 10 of the last 11 meetings with the
Clippers. San Antonio has won three straight and four of its last five at the
Clippers.

The last time the Clippers beat the Spurs was on December 1, 2003 at the
Staples Center.

The Clippers will try and halt a two-game losing streak against the Spurs. On
Sunday, Mike Miller recorded 20 points and seven rebounds off the bench, as
the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Clippers, 102-86, at the Staples Center.

Elton Brand led all-scorers with 23 points during Sunday’s loss for the
Clippers. Chris Kaman posted a double-double, scoring 17 points and 11
rebounds for the Clippers, who lost for the seventh time in their last 10
games overall.

On the injury front for the Clippers, center Zeljko Rebraca (hamstring) is
questionable for Tuesday’s contest.

The Clippers are 20-10 as the host this season.

Brand leads the Clippers in scoring (25.8 ppg) and rebounding (10.0 rpg). The
Duke product has scored 20 or more points in seven straight games and has
collected three double-doubles in that span.

The Clippers are scheduled to host 11 of their final 24 games in the campaign.

LAC