L.A. Clippers 101, Utah 90
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 (Ticker) --
With their high-scoring trio on the
same page, the Los Angeles Clippers rebounded nicely at home.
Elton Brand scored 23 points and Corey Maggette and Bobby
Simmons chipped in 22 apiece as the Clippers rolled to a 101-90
victory over the Utah Jazz.
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It marked the fourth time this season the three standouts scored
at least 20 points, but the first time in which Los Angeles got
a win. The Clippers snapped a three-game losing streak vs. the
Jazz and won for just the third time in the last 24 meetings
between the teams.
Brand, Maggette and Simmons were a combined 8-of-33 with 33
points in a 96-76 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, Los
Angeles' worst offensive showing this season. After a slow
start in this one, they got the Clippers rolling just before the
Brand scored five points, Maggette added four and Simmons one in
a 10-0 run late in the second quarter that erased a three-point
deficit. The surge helped Los Angeles take a 49-46 halftime
lead and Utah never got any closer.
The trio combined to score Los Angeles' first 13 points of the
second half as it opened a 62-52 advantage.
Carlos Boozer scored 23 points but no other player had more than
12 for the Jazz, who have lost 12 of 15. Utah failed to record
a steal for the second time in franchise history.