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Los Angeles never trailed, extending its five-point halftime lead to 71-60 on Darren Collison’s three-point play with 5:34 left in the third quarter.

The Bucks got as close as 82-80 on back-to-back dunks 28 seconds apart by John Henson, but Glen Davis responded with consecutive layups and Jamal Crawford scored seven points during a 3:52 stretch, including a 3-pointer that gave Los Angeles a 99-92 edge with 3:08 to play.

NOTES: Los Angeles came in with the league’s best 3-point defense (33.1 percent), and Milwaukee had the worst (38.4 percent). The Clippers finished 8 for 18 behind the arc, and the Bucks were 5 for 13. … The teams met for the first time since Jan. 27, when the Clippers ended their seven-game Grammy road trip with a 114-86 rout. Paul missed that game because of a separated shoulder. … The Clippers are 31-5 at home, and the Bucks are 5-31 on the road. … The Bucks have lost six straight and 13 of 14 to the Clippers in Los Angeles. … The Clippers head out on a five-game trip before ending the regular season with five of six at Staples Center.