Bulls take on Clippers in LA
(Sports Network) – The Chicago Bulls try to extend their winning streak to
four games when they visit the Los Angeles Clippers tonight at the Staples
Chicago begins a seven-game road trip this evening. On Saturday, Ben Gordon’s
jumper with two minutes left gave Chicago the lead for good and the Bulls went
on to defeat the defending world champion Miami Heat, 100-97, at the United
Gordon ended with 34 points, six rebounds and seven assists to lead the Bulls,
who have won three straight and six of their last eight games overall. Kirk
Hinrich finished with 26 points for Chicago, while Andres Nocioni netted 19 in
On the injury front for the Bulls, center Ben Wallace is doubtful with a left
knee injury. Wallace was injured in the win over the Heat.
The Bulls, who have dropped three of their last four as the visitor, are 6-13
on the road this season. They will also visit Seattle, Portland, Utah,
Sacramento, Golden State and Phoenix on the current road trip.
Los Angeles tries to win consecutive games before embarking on a seven-game
road trip. Elton Brand poured in 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the
Clippers defeated the SuperSonics, 98-76, on Sunday at KeyArena.
Veteran Sam Cassell was a perfect 5-for-5 from three-point range and finished
with 21 points and seven assists in the win over Seattle for the Clippers, who
have won five of their last six games overall. Cuttino Mobley and Corey
Maggette both had 10 points, while Chris Kaman pulled down 15 rebounds in the
The Clippers are 16-8 as the host this season. They will visit Boston,
Toronto, New York, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Indiana and Detroit on the
upcoming road trip.
This is the first of two meetings between the clubs this season. The Bulls are
scheduled to host the Clippers on March 20th at the United Center.
Chicago has won 11 of its last 16 at the Clippers, who have won three of the
last four in the series.