Clippers Shock Jazz for 2nd Straight Win

Los Angeles powers through 114-104 to snag that elusive streak
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2008 5:31 AM CST
Los Angeles Clippers' Al Thornton scores two points in the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won, 114-104.(AP Photo/Gus...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – For the first time since the season started, the Clippers have a win streak going. Their second victory in two games comes courtesy of a minor meltdown for Utah, as the powerful Jazz found themselves out-muscled in the paint. The 114-104 win didn't come easily for the Clippers though, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Al Thornton, who put up 27 efficient points, found himself on the painful end of continual hard fouls, a situation he took as "a sign of respect." Coach Mike Dunleavy said of the back-to-back wins, "I'm glad it happened, now we are going to try for three." The Clippers will have their work cut out for them, however, as their next opponent is the surging Lakers.