Clippers snap Milwaukee's six-game winning streak
LOS ANGELES - The Milwaukee Bucks broke a six-game winning streak with a 101-93 loss to the Clippers in Los Angeles last night.
The Bucks came back from 16 points down to lead by two at the end of the third quarter. But then the Clippers surprised the Bucks with a 2-3 zone defense in the final period, when Milwaukee shot just 34-percent.
The Clippers shot 53-percent for the game, as they ended an eight-game losing streak. Six L.A. players scored in double figures, led by Chris Kaman with 20. Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 21 points, and 16 of them came during their third-quarter comeback. But they couldn't hold on, and the Bucks lost only their fifth game in their last 23. Carlos Delfino sat out with a bruised bone in his left ankle.
The Bucks remain in the fifth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference - but they lost part of their cushion, and they're now just one-and-a-half games up on sixth-place Charlotte. The Bucks will play at Sacramento tomorrow night.