Jazz Lose 117-107, Kings Lose Martin

Bucks pull to .500 with 87-78 recovery against tanking Clippers
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2007 3:05 AM CST
Milwaukee Bucks' Mo Williams drives around Los Angeles Clippers' Paul Davis, left, and Dan Dickau during the second half of their NBA Basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007. The Bucks won...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Sacramento Kings fended off a loss last night despite losing their top player, Kevin Martin, to a groin injury in the fourth quarter, reports the Sacramento Bee. John Salmons picked up where Martin had left off, scoring 13 straight points in the 117-107 win. Meanwhile, down the California coast:

The Clippers extended their losing streak to six games and continued to shoot balls everywhere but into the net, letting the Bucks come back 87-78. Michael Redd's 25 points and eight rebounds led the Bucks to victory. Los Angeles' 39% field-goal rate last night was even worse than their average, which is third worst in the NBA.