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Hawks 103, Clippers 74

February 28, 1999

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ The Atlanta Hawks dealt the winless and injury-ravaged Los Angeles Clippers their 12th consecutive loss as Grant Long’s 15 points keyed a 103-74 victory on Saturday night.

Mookie Blaylock added 13 points and 10 assists for the Hawks, who played at Anaheim Arena for the first time and extended their winning streak against the Clippers to nine games.

Dikembe Mutombo, hampered by a fractured nasal bone and an abrasion on his left eye, finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds. After the warmups, Mutombo put on a flimsy nose guard that was held in place by a piece of tape. But he discarded it before the opening tip.

One night after shooting a club record-low 29 percent from the field against the Lakers, the Clippers shot 39 percent against the NBA’s best defensive team and made only eight shots from 15 feet or more. Reserve Tyrone Nesby scored a team-high 17 points.