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Clippers snap Bucks’ winning streak

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Associated Press
March 18, 2010
— Chris Kaman had 20 points and seven rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers snapped an eight-game losing streak, recovering after squandering a big second-half lead to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 101-93 on Wednesday night.

Drew Gooden added 16 points and 11 rebounds, Baron Davis had 14 points and seven assists, and Eric Gordon had 14 points for the Clippers, 5-15 since Kim Hughes took over as interim head coach.


Brandon Jennings had 21 points to lead Milwaukee, which had won six straight games and 12 of its previous 13. John Salmons added 20 points, and Andrew Bogut had 18 points and 11 rebounds.


The Clippers led by 16 early in the second half.


, but the Bucks closed the third quarter with an 18-2 run to take a 74-72 lead.


The Clippers responded with a 14-2 run to start the fourth quarter and held on for their first victory since beating Utah 108-104 on March 1.


The Clippers used a 13-3 run over the final 4:27 of the second quarter to take a 52-43 lead. They tacked on the first six points of the third quarter to take their biggest lead, 59-43, after Gooden’s basket with 10:36 remaining.


Kaman, coming off a 3-for-15 night in the Clippers’ 106-100 loss to New Orleans on Monday, made 5 of 6 shots in the first quarter. He finished 8 of 13 from the field, helping the Clippers shoot 53 percent (34 of 64) to the Bucks’ 45 percent (37 of 83).


Jennings, from nearby Compton, had struggled in his previous appearance at Staples Center, going 4 for 17 from the field and scoring 10 points in a 95-77 loss to the Lakers on Jan. 10. But he scored 16 points during the third quarter, including 12 during the Bucks’ run to close the period.



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