Cavaliers continue to lose on the road

L.A. Clippers hand Cavs their 33rd straight road loss

Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2003

LOS ANGELES - Quentin Richardson scored 25 points, and Corey Maggette had six of his 22 points in the final 1:16 Wednesday night as the Los Angeles Clippers beat Cleveland 90-80 to hand the Cavaliers their 33rd consecutive road loss dating back to last season.

The losing streak is the third-longest in NBA history behind Sacramento's 43-game streak in the 1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons and New Jersey's 34-game streak in the 1989-90 and 1990-91 campaigns.

It was the eighth consecutive loss overall for the Cavaliers since they beat the Clippers 103-95 in Cleveland on Nov. 18.

Rookie Chris Kaman had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Clippers (6-8), who have won two in a row after losing six straight.

The Clippers won despite being outrebounded 55-39.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas led Cleveland with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Ricky Davis added 16 points and Carlos Boozer of Juneau had 14 points and a career-high 21 rebounds.

Cleveland rookie guard LeBron James struggled as he shot just 2-for-13 for four points and sat out the final 6:46. He also had six rebounds and eight assists. Cavaliers coach Paul Silas said before the game that he believes any criticism of James is unwarranted.

"He's an 18-year-old kid," Silas said. "He's only played 18 games so far. He takes losses as hard as any player I've ever seen. Whatever I ask him to do, he's willing to do. That's the nice part."

A basket by Darius Miles and a free throw by Ilgauskas cut the Clippers' lead to 80-79 with 2:05 remaining.

Predrag Drobnjak's jumper and a free throw by Maggette put the Clippers ahead by four with 1:16 left, and Maggette's 3-pointer with 47 seconds to play clinched the victory.

Davis made a 3-pointer to cap a 13-2 run to begin the third quarter and give the Cavaliers a 61-52 lead.

The Clippers scored the next eight points to draw within one, and the Cavaliers led 67-65 entering the final period.



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