Clippers, lowly 76ers square off

On the heels of a head-scratching loss in Sacramento Tuesday night, the Clippers are preparing for another team playing out the season tonight at Staples Center hoping to turn the tables after dropping three of their last four games.
They’ll take on Philadelphia, which has a 6-23 road record, with the game broadcast on Prime Ticket.
Before the game, Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro called for his team to increase its tenacity heading into the season’s final 14 games.
“You always want to play physical and take away easy baskets,” Del Negro said. “That’s an area we can continually grow in, but you’re going to have to up your physicality as the season unwinds and that’s part of it.
“Right now, we have to up that as teams are vying for playoff positions or teams that are out of the playoffs are trying to improve and spoil your run. It comes down to playing. If you don’t want people to celebrate, play better.”
The Clippers are still fighting injuries, with guard Chauncey Billups out after tweaking his hamstring Tuesday. Reserve guard Eric Bledsoe (sore left calf) will miss his fifth straight game and reserve forward Ronny Turiaf (sore right knee) is also unavailable.

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