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Brand, Clippers look to build off success

Apr 3, 2008 - 4:19 PM LA Clippers (23-52) at Sacramento (34-40) 10:00 pm EDT

SACRAMENTO, California (Ticker) - Elton Brand looks to give a repeat performance when the Los Angeles Clippers pay a visit to the Sacramento Kings on Thursday.

Brand finally made his return to the court after rupturing his left Achilles' tendon during an offseason workout on August 3 which sidelined him for the entire campaign.

Al Thornton had 21 points and 10 rebounds Brand scored 19 in his long awaited season debut as the Clippers posted a 102-84 win over the Seattle SuperSonics on Wednesday.

"He felt good and the trainer OK'd it, so we did and in that second half he started finding his rhythm," Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy said. "He was rusty to start but he found his rhythm and started making shots and plays. It's just nice to have."

Thornton had 27 points and Dan Dickau added 20 off the bench for Los Angeles in a 116-109 double-overtime win over Sacramento on March 5.

Sacramento has won three of its last four outings, including a 99-98 decision here against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.

Ron Artest scored 30 points and Kevin Martin added 27 for the Kings, who own a 23-13 mark at home.








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