Friday , Mar , 10 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Clippers try to shave Bulls at United Center

(Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls meet for the
second and final time of the 2005-06 campaign tonight, as they battle at the
United Center.

On February 12th, Jannero Pargo and Kirk Hinrich both finished with 17 points
to lead the Bulls to a 97-91 win over the Clippers at the Staples Center.
Hinrich also dished out six assists and Luol Deng contributed 14 points, nine
rebounds and five assists in the victory.

The Clippers have still won nine of the last 11 contests in this series, and
have won four of their last five at Chicago.

Chicago attempts to get back on the winning track this evening. On Wednesday,
Chauncey Billups scored 27 points and dished out nine assists as the Detroit
Pistons secured a playoff berth with a 106-101 win over the Bulls at The
Palace of Auburn Hills.

Ben Gordon netted 28 points and pulled down six boards for the Bulls, who have
lost 15 of their last 17 games against Detroit. Andres Nocioni ended with 23
points and nine rebounds in the loss.

The Bulls are 14-16 as the host this season. They have won four of their last
six at the United Center.

LA, which begins a brief two-game road trip, enters tonight’s contest off a
solid victory. Elton Brand posted 30 points and nine rebounds as the Clippers
knocked off the San Antonio Spurs, 98-85, on Tuesday at the Staples Center.

Veteran Sam Cassell finished with 15 points and 11 assists in the win over San
Antonio for the Clippers, who snapped a two-game skid. Chris Kaman scored 15
points, while Cuttino Mobley netted 11 in the victory.

The Clippers are 13-15 as the visitor this season. They are scheduled to visit
the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday at the Bradley Center.