Tonight in the NBA: Clippers look to sweep Jazz

Tonight in the NBA: Clippers look to sweep Jazz
February 23, 2013, 12:15 pm
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The 76ers host the Miami Heat tonight at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Sixers are still without Andrew Bynum, but general manager Tony DiLeo says the team is sticking with "Plan A" (see story).

Here is a look at three other games tonight in the NBA:

Jazz at Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
The Los Angeles Clippers host the Jazz as they look to sweep the season series against Utah.

The Clippers are coming off a 116-90 loss to the Spurs on Thursday, which was their largest margin of defeat this season. Los Angeles had one of its worst defensive performances by allowing San Antonio to shot 58.9 percent from the floor.

Chris Paul struggled in his first game back since winning All-Star Game MVP. He finished with four points on 1-for-6 shooting, three assists and and three turnoverrs in a battle against Tony Parker.

The Jazz are in the midst of a three-game winning streak.

Gordon Hayward, who returned following a 10-game absence with a sprained shoulder, scored 17 points in 25 minutes off the bench for the Jazz on Tuesday.

Hawks at Bucks, 8:30 p.m.
The Atlanta Hawks visit the Milwaukee Bucks as they open up their longest road trip of the season.

The Hawks are coming off a 122-108 victory over the Kings on Friday night.

The Bucks have lost eight of their past 10 games, including being swept in a home-and-home series with the Nets.

J.J. Redick is expected to make his Bucks debut after being traded by the Orlando Magic on Thursday. Redick is averaging a career-high 15.1 points per game on 45 percent shooting.

Josh Smith has posted five consecutive double-doubles against the Bucks, and has averaged 20.8 points and 15 rebounds per game.

The two teams last met in March with the Bucks snapping a three-game losing streak to the Hawks.

Cavaliers at Magic, 7 p.m.
The Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Magic on Saturday night.

The Magic may be without Jameer Nelson, who missed the previous game with a strained left patellar tendon.

Beno Udrih, who Orlando received from the Bucks in exchange for Redick, could see extended minutes if Nelson does not play.

Since opening the season 1-9 on the road, the Cavs have won four of their previous seven road games.

The Cavs snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Magic on Feb. 8 in a 119-108 victory at home.

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