Clippers rout Bucks for third straight win
Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) dunks as Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) defends during the second quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Photo by Jeff Hanisch, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Clippers 114, Bucks 86
Blake Griffin scored 20 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers extended their winning streak to three games with a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Clippers (32-15) shot 54.4 percent from the field and made 14-of-28 three-pointers while playing against the NBA's worst team.
The Bucks (8-36) held a closed-door meeting after a 25-point loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, but with just nine available players, they could not keep up with the Clippers, who led by 23 at halftime.
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Jazz 106, Kings 99
Derrick Favors and forwards Marvin Williams and Jeremy Evans all tallied double-doubles, and the Utah Jazz took advantage of a short-handed Sacramento Kings squad en route to earn a victory.
The outcome pushed the Jazz's record to 16-29 and dropped the Kings to 15-29, marking the first time this season Utah has not owned the worst record in the Western Conference.
Sacramento played without injured leading scorers DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay, and also lost starting point guard Isaiah Thomas in the third quarter due to a stomach ailment.