|Date of game: 1/27/2014
Recap: Milwaukee vs. LA Clippers
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Jamal Crawford racked up 25 points in just 24 minutes as the Los Angeles Clippers rolled to an easy 114-86 win over the hapless Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center.
Crawford followed up a season-best 37-point performance in Saturday's 126-118 decision over Toronto by sinking 5-of-9 attempts from 3-point range in this one, helping the Clippers close out a seven-game road trip at 5-2 after posting a third straight victory.
Blake Griffin added 20 points in the rout and Darren Collison had 15 on 5-of-6 shooting to go along with seven assists. J.J. Redick finished with 14 points, with DeAndre Jordan pulling down 18 rebounds for Los Angeles.
Ersan Ilyasova scored 16 points and Khris Middleton had 14 for Milwaukee, but the Bucks shot a poor 38.2 percent from the field to fall to 1-12 in January.
"Against a team like the Clippers, you have to be clicking on all cylinders," Bucks head coach Larry Drew said.
The NBA-worst Bucks were able to hang around over the game's first 15 minutes, but the Clippers assumed control midway through the second quarter and dominated from there.
Los Angeles outscored Milwaukee by a 28-7 margin over the final 8:19 of the half, turning a two-point lead into a commanding 64-41 advantage at the break.
"We were getting stops and getting to the foul line. We were getting good shots, good open looks, but our defense is what allowed us to do that," Griffin said.
Crawford scored seven straight points at one stage of the run and Griffin poured in 11 over the length of the flurry, giving the All-Star forward 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting for the initial two quarters.
Milwaukee never posed a serious challenge the rest of the way, with the Clippers ahead by at least 19 points in the third quarter and entering the fourth owning a comfortable 84-61 cushion.
Crawford drained a pair of 3-pointers in the final minute of the first quarter as Los Angeles opened up a 32-25 lead at period's end, but the Bucks began the second on a 7-2 spurt to trim the deficit to two just over two minutes into the frame.Game Notes
The Bucks played without both guard O.J. Mayo and center Larry Sanders, both
of whom were held out due to illness ... Behind Crawford and a 13-point effort
from Willie Green, the Clippers' bench outscored Milwaukee's by a 54-37 count
... The win was Los Angeles' 11th in its last 14 matchups with Eastern
Conference teams ... The Bucks fell to 1-14 against the West this season and
have now dropped 11 straight interconference games at home ... Milwaukee
rookie center Miroslav Raduljica recorded a career-high 11 points along with