Clippers Vs. Cavaliers: L.A. Suffers First Loss On Road Trip

The Clippers have lost 10 straight games in Cleveland.

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Clippers Vs. Cavaliers Final Score: Ramon Sessions, Antawn Jamison Send Clippers To 10th Straight Loss In Cleveland

The 1973-1974 Buffalo Braves continue to stand alone.

Daniel Gibson hit a tiebreaking three-pointer with 1:20 remaining, helping the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 99-92 win over the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. The win snapped a four-game road winning streak for the Clippers, just one shy of the franchise record set 38 seasons ago in Buffalo.

Caron Butler, who scored 21 points on the night for the Clippers, missed a three-point shot from the left wing with 9.8 seconds remaining that would have tied the score. Cleveland outscored the Clippers 12-5 over the final two minutes.

Ramon Sessions had 24 points and 13 assists for the Cavaliers (10-14), who have beaten the Clippers 10 straight times in Cleveland. Antawn Jamison scored 27 points to lead Cleveland in the win.

The Clippers trailed 70-64 heading into the fourth quarter and cut the lead to a single point on a pair of free throws by Randy Foye with 7:18 remaining after a type one flagrant foul by Anderson Varejao, who hogtied Foye. However, instead of the Clippers getting inspired by the foul, Cleveland went on an 8-2 run.

Down seven points with four minutes remaining in the game, the Clippers stormed back with six quick points by Blake Griffin and two tying free throws by Chris Paul with 2:10 remaining in the game. Griffin on the night had 25 points and 15 rebounds, including nine points in the final four minutes of the game. Griffin, who entered the game a 50.3% free throw shooter, made nine of 10 shots at the charity stripe.

Paul made just five of his 16 field goals on the night, but finished with 16 points and 12 assists in the loss for the Clippers, who shot 41.0% on the night.

Kenyon Martin made his Clippers debut and scored six points, grabbed four rebounds, and blocked two shots in 20 minutes off the bench. Clippers reserves on the night scored 15 points on 6-of-20 shooting (30%).

Varejao added 15 points and 11 rebounds for Cleveland.

The Clippers continue their road trip Friday night, facing the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center in the city of brotherly love.

For more news and notes about Clippers basketball, be sure to read Clips Nation.


Clippers Vs. Cavaliers Game Score: Caron Butler Scores 12 In First Half, All Tied At 40-40 At Halftime In Cleveland

Caron Butler scored 12 points as the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers are tied 40-40 after a sloppy first half at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Clippers have a four-game road winning streak heading into Wednesday night.

Chris Paul made just one of his first five shots, but ended the first half 4-for-9 from the field for eight points. Paul also dished out eight assists and three steals. Randy Foye, in his new role as starting shooting guard in place of the injured Chauncey Billups, scored eight points in the first half, including a pair of three-pointers.

The Clippers shot 47.5% (19 for 40) in the first half, including 2-for-8 (25%) from three-point range. The Clippers also committed seven turnovers, while the Cavaliers had 11 turnovers.

Los Angeles made only one trip to the charity stripe in the first half, and Reggie Evans missed both free throws. The Clippers have made 33 of 56 free throws (58.9%) in their last three and a half games.

Kenyon Martin made his Clippers debut and scored two points in six and a half minutes off the bench in the first half on 1-of-5 shooting. The Clippers' bench shot just 23.1% (three for 13) in the opening 24 minutes.

Antawn Jamison scored 13 points to lead the Cavaliers, who shot 51.6% (16 for 31) in the first half. Anderson Varejao added 10 points and five rebounds and made all four of his field goals for Cleveland.

For more news and notes about Clippers basketball, be sure to read Clips Nation.


Clippers Vs. Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving Scratched Late Due To Concussion

Cleveland Cavaliers rookie sensation Kyrie Irving will not be suiting up Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers due to a concussion.

Kyrie was kneed in the head during the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat Tuesday night, and was said to be experiencing a headache thereafter that worsened after the game. His headache continued through the night and during pregame activity today, causing the team to do an evaluation. Cavaliers training and medical team diagnosed him with the concussion, backed by by Cavs team Dr. A.J. Cianflocco.

Currently there is no timeline for Irving’s return to the Cavs, he is seen as day-to-day and will be updated as updates occur. But for tonight, the Clips dodged themselves a bit of a bullet, having 18 points and five assists a game sitting on the bench at Quicken Loans Arena.

For more on the Clippers, make sure to check out Clips Nation.


Clippers Vs. Cavaliers: Kenyon Martin To Play, Starting Lineups, Etc.

The newest member of the Los Angeles Clippers is expected to make his debut with the team on Wednesday night, as forward Kenyon Martin will suit up against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Martin is expected to play about 15 minutes, per Maddelyn Burke.

Martin was signed by the Clippers on February 3, after playing overseas in China during the NBA lockout.

Burke also reported that reserve guard Eric Bledsoe will be active but will not play on Wednesday, still recovering from surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee in October. In the absence of Chauncey Billups, out for the season with a torn left Achilles, Randy Foye will start for the Clippers at shooting guard. Here are the estimated starting lineups for Wednesday night:

Clippers (15-7)

Point Guard: Chris Paul

Shooting Guard: Randy Foye

Small Forward: Caron Butler

Power Forward: Blake Griffin

Center: DeAndre Jordan

Cavaliers (9-14)

Point Guard: Kyrie Irving

Shooting Guard: Alonzo Gee

Small Forward: Omri Casspi

Power Forward: Antawn Jamison

Center: Anderson Varejao

Wednesday night's 4 p.m. PST game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more news and notes about Clippers basketball, be sure to read Clips Nation.


Clippers Vs. Cavaliers: L.A. Looks To Tie Franchise Record Road Streak

The Clippers have won four straight games on the road, one shy of the franchise record for consecutive road wins set by the 1973-1974 Buffalo Braves.

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