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MILWAUKEE -- These days, theres no place like this Midwest outpost for NBA teams to end a long road trip on a high note. Roger Clemens Jersey . Blake Griffin dominated the paint with 20 points, Jamal Crawford scored 25 and the Clippers ended their nearly two-week journey away from Los Angeles with a 114-86 win Monday night over the Milwaukee Bucks. Forced to travel more than 11,000 miles through the air during the trip because the Staples Center was occupied by the Grammy Awards, Griffin looked right at home in Milwaukee. After Griffin capped off a decisive 21-2 run in the second quarter with a three-point play, about the only drama left was to count up how many dunks Lob Citys stars would throw down the rest of the night. "When we were flying yesterday, flying here, I remember guys saying they cant wait to get home, stuff like that," Griffin said. "But we knew we still had a game to play, some business to take care of." Los Angeles finished its trip 5-2, a franchise best for their annual Grammy sojourn. Darren Collison added 15 points and seven assists. Ersan Ilyasova had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Bucks, an NBA-worst 8-36. "Against a team like the Clippers, you have to be clicking on all cylinders," coach Larry Drew said. "Theyre playing extremely, extremely well. The low-post game has been really good." The 6-foot-10 Griffin alone was a handful in the second quarter. He backed down Ilyasova in the post, and then followed with a steal and breakaway dunk for a 49-36 lead with 3:32 left after Ilyasova mishandled a pass on the other end. "The defence is what gave us those 114 points. There in the second quarter, middle of the second quarter, we got stops," Griffin said. At one point in the run, Griffin got into a brief shoving match with Khris Middleton (14 points) in a scramble for a loose ball. Each player was assessed a technical fouls. The fray only seemed to rile up the Clippers big man, who finished 8 of 13 from the field. "I dont think (Blake) needs the anger to do it. He just does it," coach Doc Rivers said. "He has been our go-to guy down the stretch." Later, Bucks guard Luke Ridnour lost the ball on a drive into the lane and Los Angeles went on the break. Griffin in transition hit a layup around two defenders and got fouled for the three-point play to cap the big run. By that time it was 57-36 with 1:33 in the second quarter. At least the dedicated fans that stuck around were treated to free hot chocolate on the concourse, a team promotion to fill the arena while arctic cold gripped the region. The Clippers then led by as much as 39, and the lead fell below 20 just once in the second half. Milwaukee did play with more energy two nights after Drew closed the locker room and challenged players lackadaisical style in a 25-point loss to the Hawks. The Bucks just couldnt keep up with the faster and more athletic Clippers. Drew said his team simply missed shots during the decisive run -- including some good looks -- and couldnt answer the opponents momentum plays. "You just have to stay the course. When things happen, sometimes you have plays that are rather deflating," Caron Butler (11 points) said. "Take the ball out, continue to get out in transition, keep the momentum and try to play our style of basketball." Ilyasova was 6 of 22 from the field, and the Bucks shot just 38 per cent on the evening. Things looked promising early for Milwaukee, in desperate need of a spark to make something out of this wayward season. Middletons jumper with 9:58 in the second got the Bucks within 34-32. But as often has been the case this season, a spurt of turnovers and sloppy play spelled big trouble for Milwaukee. Notes: Rivers said guard Chris Paul (separated shoulder) was running and starting to shoot again, but there was otherwise no change in his timetable to return around the All-Star break next month. Asked if he played a role in deciding when Paul was ready, Rivers answered "I never have anything to do with that. Im not a real doctor, as you know. I thought you knew that." ... Bucks starting centre Larry Sanders and veteran guard O.J. Mayo each sat out a second game in a week due to flu-like symptoms. Tyler Thornburg Jersey . On the day the club activated Casey Janssen from the 15-day disabled list, his return from a strained oblique that cost him the first six weeks of the regular season, it announced Sergio Santos would be placed on the disabled list on Monday with discomfort in his right forearm. Mitch Moreland Jersey . -- Stanley Johnson scored all 18 of his points in the second half, T.QUEBEC -- World Boxing Council light heavyweight champ Adonis (Superman) Stevenson and contender Tony (The Bomber) Bellew nearly got an early start on their weekend bout as the two battlers scuffled Friday at the weigh-in. Stevenson took exception to Bellew calling him "a pimp." On Thursday, the six-foot-three British boxer had called the five-foot-10 Stevenson "a dwarf." The tension came to a head after the weigh-in -- both clocked in at 175 pounds -- when they did the traditional face-to-face. Bellew apparently gave Stevenson a tap on the head as some of his fans chanted "pimp, pimp, pimp." It was an apparent reference to the 18 months the Haitian-born slugger from Montreal once spent in a Quebec jail on charges of managing prostitutes, assault and uttering threats. The two boxers scuffled and had to be pulled apart. "He put his head on my head, he shoved his head in my nose, so I smashed my head right back in his nose and I told him what I think of him," Bellew said afterward. "Thats all that happened." Stevenson had another version of events. He said Bellew acted out of fear and disarray. "The guy is desperate," Stevenson said. "When I got to the face-to-face, he gave me a hit and I wanted to give him one back. I wanted to rip his head off but my team held me back. I know hes scared, he tries to hide his fear. I saw fear in his eyes." Bellew (20-1-1, 12 knockouts) is competing in his first professional bout outside the United Kingdom. He is a former Commonwealth champion who lost a previous world title attempt by majority decision to WBO champ Nathan Cleverly in Liverpool in 2011. He has won five fights in a row since then. He doesnt mince his words when it comes to his opponnent, the only Canadian with a world title from one of the major sanctioning bodies and one of the rising stars of boxing with his devastating punching power. Babe Ruth Jersey. "I think hes a little scrote," Bellew said. "Hes a maggot. I dont like what hes about....The minute I called him a pimp, he exploded. "If you call me a Scouser, Im a Scouser, Im from Liverpool. Thats what a Scouser is. If I call him a pimp, hes a pimp. Thats what hes done. Theres no ifs or buts. Thats what hes done. Thats a fact. Thats not me saying hes this, hes not a nice guy. Thats speculation. I called him what he is. Thats what he was." Stevenson (22-1, 19 knockouts) won the WBC belt and The Ring magazine title as linear champion with a thundering left hook only 76 seconds into his bout with American Chad Dawson in June. The southpaw followed that on Sept. 28 by pounding former IBF champ Tavoris Cloud so badly that the challenger quit after seven rounds. Bellew was in the Bell Centre audience for that one. Bellew became mandatory challenger with a 12-round decision over Isaac Chilemba in May. While Stevenson may call himself Superman, Bellew doesnt see him as a Man of Steel. "I have a better boxing brain than him," he said. "This guys got 20 guys around him telling him hes great, hes Superman. He aint Superman. Hes a human being with two arms and two legs. Add to that hes a midget compared to me. He cant beat me." The bout will be held Saturday at the Colisee Pepsi. The co-feature will be another light heavyweight title clash between hard-hitting Russian Sergey Kovalev (22-0-1), the World Boxing Organization champion, and Ismayl Sillakh (21-1) of Ukraine. The bouts are to be aired on the U.S. specialty channel HBO. Cheap Brewers Jerseys Cheap Twins Jerseys Cheap Mets Jerseys Cheap Yankees Jerseys Cheap Athletics Jerseys Cheap Phillies Jerseys Cheap Pirates Jerseys Cheap Padres Jerseys Cheap Giants Jerseys Cheap Mariners Jerseys Cheap Cardinals Jerseys Cheap Rays Jerseys Cheap Rangers Jerseys Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys Cheap Nationals Jerseys ' ' '

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