The Clippers improved to 2-1 on their nine-game road trip, the
longest of the season. They'll play eight in a row before the
All-Star game in Los Angeles.
Atlanta, meanwhile, hasn't won consecutive games since a
four-game streak last April. The Hawks dropped to 4-17 against
teams under .500 -- compared with 11-17 against winning teams.
The Clippers jumped to an 18-8 lead less than seven minutes into
the game, with every starter contributing at least one basket.
Atlanta closed the gap to 27-24 by the end of the quarter. Terry
hit a 17-foot-jumper with 4 seconds left, then blocked Jaric's shot
at the buzzer.
The game was tight the rest of the way, the margin no more than
seven points in either team's favor until the Clippers' late run.
The Clippers continue their grueling road trip in Boston,
where a Tuesday afternoon practice is scheduled. But coach Mike
Dunleavy is concerned about getting out of the hotel -- tens of
thousands are expected downtown for a parade honoring the Super
Bowl champion New England Patriots. ... Hawks coach Terry Stotts
was called for a technical early in the fourth quarter. The timing
was rather odd: The Clippers had just been called for a foul when
Stotts was whistled for complaining that it should have been a