Clippers lose second game in a row, falling to Milwaukee, 111-106

The Clippers drop a second consecutive game with a 111-106 loss to the Bucks in Milwaukee

The Clippers lost their second game in a row, falling to the Milwaukee Bucks, 111-106, on Saturday.

After scoring only 14 points in the second quarter and trailing by as many as 11 points in the first half, the Clippers entered the fourth quarter down only one point, 72-71, thanks to Matt Barnes' 13 points in the third quarter.

Then the Bucks went on a 12-2 run to take their biggest lead of the game at 12 points in the fourth quarter. The Clippers answered with a 7-0 run, and went on to cut the deficit to three points at 109-106, but they couldn't complete the comeback.

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin combined for 20 points on a woeful nine-for-27 shooting from the field. Paul also had six turnovers for the second game in a row.

It was the first back-to-back games that the Clippers have lost since February.

The Bucks outshot the Clippers from the field, 56.6% to 42.9%. Here's the kicker-- the Clippers lost despite making 14 three-pointers. Entering Saturday's game, the Clippers were 13-1 when they made eight or more three-pointers in regular season play.

After receiving a $25,000 fine by the NBA for kicking a water bottle into the stands and using profane language directed toward fans in Friday's 104-96 loss to Washington, Barnes led the Clippers with 26 points on Saturday by making 10 of 18 shots, including six of eight three-point attempts. J.J. Redick finished with 25 points and five rebounds.

Chris Douglas-Roberts, who had only played in four games this season because of a strained right Achilles' tendon, made his return Saturday, going scoreless in six minutes of play.

The loss to the Bucks concluded the Clippers three-game trip. They return home to Staples Center on Monday to host the Detroit Pistons.

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