MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Bucks dropped to 1-12 this month, after getting crushed at home Monday night by the Los Angeles Clippers 114-86. It was the third time in five games that the Bucks got blown out by 25 points or more. They were down by as many as 39 in this one. Coach Larry Drew had only three big men at his disposal, as center Ekpe Udoh sat out with a sprained ankle, and center Larry Sanders was ill, along with guard O-J Mayo. The surviving Bucks shot just 38-percent, but Drew said the team's energy appeared to be better than in Saturday night's home loss to Atlanta. The Bucks managed to hang around for about 15 minutes before the Clippers took control midway through the second quarter. L-A had a 28-7 run in the final 8:19 of the first half. They led by 23 at the break and cruised from there. Jamal Crawford scored 25 points in 24 minutes, as the Clippers ended a 5-2 road trip with three straight victories. Blake Griffin added 20 points, and former Buck J-J Redick added 14. Ersan Ilyasova led Milwaukee with 16 points. Khris Middleton added 14, and Bucks' rookie Miroslav Raduljica had a career-high 11 points and six rebounds. Milwaukee dropped to 1-14 against Western Conference opponents this season, and they've now lost 11 straight against the West at home. The Bucks will host Phoenix Wednesday night.
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