Clippers Vs. Bucks: Los Angeles Pulls Away In Second Half For Third Straight Win

The Clippers are 19-6 in their last 25 home games.

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Los Angeles Clippers In First Place With Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat, Lakers Looming

It wasn't pretty on Saturday night at Staples Center, but Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers eventually took care of business, dispatching a depleted Milwaukee Bucks squad without Andrew Bogut and Mike Dunleavy, 92-86. The win was the third straight for the Clippers, who are 19-6 in their last 25 home games.

More importantly, the Clippers are in first place in the Pacific Division, at 4-2.

Sure it's early, with plenty of season left, but it doesn't make it any less exciting for the Clippers and their fans. They have a young core group of players, led by Griffin and point guard extraordinaire Chris Paul, and they are surrounded by key veterans willing to step up when duty calls. On Saturday night, Caron Butler scored a season-high 20 points, including 14 in the decisive third quarter that saw the Clippers outscore Milwaukee 34-25. Chauncey Billups scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half, and has yet to miss a free throw this season.

Now comes the first test of the season for the Clippers.

They have Sunday and Monday off, but head north to battle the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night at the Rose Garden, where the Blazers are 4-0 so far this season. The Clippers already beat Portland once this year, but that was in Los Angeles; in Portland, the Clippers have lost five straight and 32 of their last 37 games dating back to 1993.

The matchup of the week comes Wednesday night at Staples Center, when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and the Miami Heat come to town, currently at 8-1 owners of the NBA's best record. The Clippers beat the Heat in Los Angeles last season, and will look to make it two years in a row on Wednesday. This will be a nice litmus test early in the season to see exactly how the Clippers match up against the best.

Then, to top it all off the Clippers host the Los Angeles Lakers next Saturday, looking to prove that their two wins in the preseason were very real. It should be a fun week for the Clippers. The first-place Clippers, that is.

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Clippers Vs. Bucks Score: Blake Griffin Double-Double Delivers Third Straight Win For L.A., 92-86

Blake Griffin scored 22 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, and blocked two shots as the Los Angeles Clippers used a strong second half to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 92-86 at Staples Center. The win was the third straight for the Clippers, who are in first place in the Pacific Division at 4-2. The Clippers are 19-6 in their last 25 home games.

The Clippers have beaten Milwaukee four straight times at Staples Center and are 14-7 in their last 21 meetings with the Bucks.

After a sluggish first half that saw the Clippers score only 38 points, Los Angeles came out firing in the third quarter. Caron Butler scored 14 of his season-high 20 points in the quarter as the Clippers put up 34 points and turned a two-point deficit into a seven-point lead heading into the final quarter.

Chauncey Billups added 19 points for the Clippers, including 13 in the second half on 4-of-6 shooting. Billups also made all seven of his free throw attempts in the game and is a perfect 24-for-24 from the charity stripe this season. Only Nick Young of the Washington Wizards, at 26-for-26, has made more free throws without a miss this season.

Dominguez High School graduate Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 21 points in 44 minutes and also grabbed six rebounds and dished out seven assists. Drew Gooden added 18 points and 13 rebounds for Milwaukee, who shot 36.2% from the field.

Milwaukee was without center Andrew Bogut, who missed his third straight game for personal reasons, and Mike Dunleavy, who missed his fourth straight game with a groin strain.

Reggie Evans, who missed the first five games of the year with a sprained right foot, made his season debut and grabbed six rebounds, scored three points, and blocked a shot in his 19 minutes of play. The Clippers have two days off before heading to Portland Tuesday night to battle the Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden.

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Clippers Vs. Bucks Game Score: Blake Griffin Has Strong First Half, But Clippers Trail 40-38 At The Break

After an ugly and turnover-plagued first half, the Los Angeles Clippers trail the Milwaukee Bucks 40-38 at halftime Saturday night at Staples Center. The Clippers are in search of their third straight win, but committed 10 turnovers against a depleted Bucks team without Andrew Bogut and Mike Dunleavy.

Blake Griffin had 10points and eight rebounds in 21 minutes in the first half for the Clippers, who are 18-6 in their last 24 home games, dating back to last season. Caron Butler scored six points and grabbed four rebounds for the Clippers, who shot 42.9% (15 for 35) in the opening 24 minutes. The Clippers were 0-for-9 from three-point range in the first half.

Stephen Jackson scored seven points to lead Milwaukee in the first half. Drew Gooden also scored seven, and grabbed eight rebounds for the Bucks, who shot 35.0% (14 for 40) in the first half, including 1-for-8 from beyond the arc.

Reggie Evans played in his first game of the year for the Clippers and immediately made his presence felt. The power forward, who missed the first five games of the season with a sprained right foot, played in just 13 minutes in the first half but grabbed six rebounds and blocked a shot, providing the quality front court depth he was signed for.

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Clippers Vs. Bucks: Game Time, Game Preview, TV Info And More

The first-place Los Angeles Clippers host the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday night looking to continue their home success at Staples Center. The Clippers won 16 of their final 21 home games last season and are 2-1 so far this season in Los Angeles. Here are the relevant details of Saturday night's contest:

Records: Clippers (3-2); Bucks (2-4)

Location: Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles

Time: 7:30 p.m.

TV: Prime Ticket and NBA-TV, with Ralph Lawler and Michael Smith on the call.

Leading Scorers: Blake Griffin, Clippers (25.2 points per game, sixth in NBA); Brandon Jennings, Bucks (19.8 ppg)

Welcome Home: Three Bucks have ties to Los Angeles. Jennings is a native of Compton, Shaun Livingston played three seasons with the Clippers before suffering one of the worst knee injuries in recent memory, and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute played two seasons for the UCLA Bruins.

Perfection: Chauncey Billups has made all 17 of his free throw attempts this season, one of five NBA players with at least 11 free throw attempts without a miss this season.

Road Woes: Milwaukee is 2-0 at home this season, but 0-4 on the road. They have lost the first three games of their five-game road trip which ends Sunday in Phoenix.

Streaking: The Clippers have beaten the Bucks three straight times in Los Angeles, and have beaten Milwaukee in 13 of their last 20 meetings overall.

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Clippers Vs. Bucks: Andrew Bogut Out For Milwaukee, Reggie Evans Expected To Play For Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Clippers are heavy favorites to win their third straight game on Saturday night, installed as a 10-point favorite over the Milwaukee Bucks per our friends at Odds Shark, and rightfully so. Milwaukee will be without Andrew Bogut, who is missing his third straight game for personal reasons, and Mike Dunleavy is out as well with groin pain.

For the Clippers, their front court will get a boost on Saturday as Reggie Evans is expected to play his first game of the season per Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times. Evans had been out with a sprained right foot. Here are Saturday's probable starting lineups:

Bucks (2-4)

Point Guard: Brandon Jennings

Shooting Guard: Carlos Delfino

Small Forward: Stephen Jackson

Power Forward: Ersan Ilyasova

Center: Drew Gooden

Clippers (3-2)

Point Guard: Chris Paul

Shooting Guard: Chauncey Billups

Small Forward: Caron Butler

Power Forward: Blake Griffin

Center: DeAndre Jordan

Saturday night's 7:30 p.m. PST game will be televised by Prime Ticket and NBA TV. For more Clippers news and information, be sure to read Clips Nation.

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Clippers End Homestand Facing Bucks Without Andrew Bogut

Milwaukee center Andrew Bogut will miss his third straight game for undisclosed personal reasons.

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