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