Poor Third Quarter Sinks Clippers Against Philadelphia

The Clippers swept the 76ers.

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Clippers Fall At Home To 76ers, 104-94

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Jodie Meeks made five three-pointers en route to 22 points, as the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 104-94. Jrue Holiday added 20 points and nine assists for the Sixers, who improved to 1-2 on a five-game road trip. Elton Brand donated 19 points and 12 boards. Randy Foye finished with 20 points for the Clippers, who have lost three of four since a four-game winning streak.

DeAndre Jordan tallied 16 points and 15 rebounds for Los Angeles, which got 15 points and eight assists from Mo Williams. Blake Griffin had 14 points and eight boards.

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Clippers Open Four-Game Homestand Hosting 76ers

After their first winning road trip in five years, the Los Angeles Clippers return to Staples Center, beginning a four-game homestand against the Philadelphia 76ers. Tonight is the second and final meeting between these two teams this season. The 76ers won in Philadelphia, 105-91 on December 15.

Blake Griffin has had a double-double in 54 of 68 games this season, though he is coming off arguably his worst game of the season. Griffin was held under 10 points for the first time in his pro career on Monday in Memphis, and he finished with eight points and nine rebounds. Still, Griffin is one double-double shy of tying the Clippers' franchise record for double-doubles in one season, set by Elton Brand in 2001-2002.

Philadelphia brings with them the return to Los Angeles of Brand and former UCLA Bruin Jrue Holiday, who are two of four 76ers averaging 13 points or more this season. The 76ers are a half-game behind the Knicks for the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference, and a 5½-game lead over the ninth-place Charlotte Bobcats with 15 games remaining, so they will almost certainly make the playoffs. Philadelphia has lost three of their last four games, but their win was over the Boston Celtics last Friday.

Here are tonight's probable starting lineups:

76ers (34-33)

Iguodala is day-to-day with right knee chrondomalacia.

Clippers (26-42)

For more news and information on tonight's game, be sure to read Clips Nation.

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