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Preview: Clippers vs. Chicago Bulls

Derrick Rose

Chicago star Derrick Rose has had late-game troubles recently.

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After winning three games in a row, the Clippers have moved up to fourth place in the Western Conference with a record of 13-9.

They’re 2-0 so far on their five-game trip, most recently beating the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, 109-95.

J.J. Redick had a game-high 31 points in that game on 11-for-18 shooting, including six three-pointers. Redick scored 15 points in the third period, one point shy of his career high for one quarter.

“Once J.J. gets hot like that, we’re going to try to find him,” point guard Chris Paul said. “He moves so well without the ball.”

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The Clippers, who have won seven of their last 10 games, will play the Chicago Bulls in the second-leg of a back-to-back on Thursday.

The Bulls have lost three games in a row. They haven’t lost four straight since December 2013.

Bulls superstar guard Derrick Rose has had late-game troubles recently, missing 18 of his 22 shots in the fourth quarter over his last five games. Rose has missed the Bulls’ last six games against the Clippers because of injuries, last playing them in December 2011.


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