Chicago (13-31) at Los Angeles (18-24)

Breezy Currently: Los Angeles, CA, US
Temp: 83° F
  • Game info: 10:30 pm EST Tue Jan 27, 2004
  • TV: WGN, FSW2
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The Los Angeles Clippers make a quick stop at home before a 10-game road trip as they host the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center.

The Clippers lost 98-93 in Utah on Tuesday—their second straight loss and fifth in seven games.

Elton Brand had a team-high 18 points, and Corey Maggette and Eddie House each scored 15 for Los Angeles, which has won just four games on the road this season.

“We played with enough intensity to win on the road, but we have to give Utah some credit. They hit some big shots,” Brand said.

The Clippers, who have lost six of their last seven road games, have 14 of their 18 wins overall at Staples Center—good enough to keep them within four games of eighth place in the highly competitive Western Conference.

After this game, the Clippers play nine in a row on the road before All-Star break, and will not return home until Feb. 19.

The Bulls are coming off Sunday’s 96-89 win over the Toronto Raptors, snapping a six-game losing streak. Jamal Crawford had a game-high 27 points, leading five other teammates in double figures.

The Bulls are 9-19 since sending Jalen Rose, Donyell Marshall and Lonny Baxter to Toronto for Antonio Davis, Jerome Williams and Chris Jefferies on Dec. 1.

“You don’t want to lose to your friends and stuff like that,” said Davis, who had 14 points. “It always presents a little something extra, but I thought we handled it very well.”

Forward Scottie Pippen missed the game with a sore knee.

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