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Clippers vs. Milwaukee Bucks preview

Clippers vs. Milwaukee Bucks preview
Clippers point guard Chris Paul, left, tries to drive past Milwaukee Bucks guard Jerryd Bayless during the Clippers' 111-106 road loss on Dec. 13. (Tannen Maury / EPA)

The Clippers host the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center on Saturday on the tail end of a back-to-back, after losing to the Denver Nuggets, 109-106, on Friday. in that game, the Clippers made only three of 18 three-point attempts and shot 45.9% from the field.

The Clippers are looking to win their seventh consecutive home game at Staples Center. The Clippers (18-8)  are in sixth place in the Western Conference while the Bucks (14-13) are in sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

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When the teams played Dec. 13, the Bucks won, 111-106. In that game, the Bucks outshot the Clippers from the field, 57% to 43%.

In the Clippers' six home games won over December, the Clippers have averaged a league-best 116.2 points a game on 50.4% shooting. They won those games by an average of 16.5 points.

Jabari Parker (left knee ACL injury), Damien Inglis (right ankle) and Ersan Ilyasova (nasal fracture) are listed as out for Saturday's game. John Henson (left foot sprain) is questionable and Giannis Antetokounmpo (left ankle sprain) is probably out. 

For the Clippers, Spencer Hawes, who has a left knee bruise, is listed as out.

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