"We're real happy to get that for Coach Dunleavy -- we
congratulated him right after the game," said Richardson, whose
previous career highs were 31 points and 12 rebounds.
"Coach Dunleavy is a great coach. To be the team that got him
his 400th win, we're proud of that."
Dunleavy, in his 11th season as an NBA coach and first with the
Clippers, became the 30th coach in league history to reach the
400-victory plateau. He's the sixth active coach with 400 wins.
Dunleavy's career record is 400-392. Lenny Wilkens is the leader
among coaches in games won with 1,292.
"It's meaningful. It's nice to reach those heights," Dunleavy
said. "Hopefully I have another 400, 800 in me."
Dunleavy said he wasn't aware he was going for his 400th win
until being told.
"The only thing I care about is winning a championship," he
The game was the first for the Clippers at Staples Center this
season. They played their first two in Japan against Seattle and
lost both, with one designated as a home game. They won their third
game at Denver.
Regarding his 16 rebounds, the 6-foot-5, 238-pound Richardson
smiled and said: "I'm a big guy. I lift weights."
More seriously, he added: "Our big men really kept their big
men occupied, which opened up some more (rebound) opportunities for
Asked about Richardson's rebounding effort, Maggette replied:
"He reminds me of a young Charles Barkley."
Atlanta shot 54.3 percent (38-of-70) while Los Angeles shot 46.4
percent (45-of-97), but the Clippers outrebounded the Hawks 45-30
and forced 24 turnovers while committing 13.
"I don't think offense was necessarily our problem tonight,"
"Turnovers and rebounds -- you can't lose both," said Atlanta's
Jason Terry, who shot 2-for-11 and was held to 12 points. "You may
get away with one. That just means they're outhustling and
The Clippers went ahead for good by outscoring the Hawks 10-0 to
finish the first half and 14-6 to start the second for a 72-59
Glover made a 3-pointer as the third quarter ended and Atlanta
scored the first five points of the final period to cut the
Clippers' lead to 84-83. But that was as close as the Hawks would
Baskets by Richardson and Wilcox gave the Clippers a 99-91 lead,
and Wilcox made two free throws to make it 103-93 with 3:24 left.
The Hawks didn't threaten after that.
Atlanta trailed at halftime 58-53 despite shooting 63.6 percent
(21-of-33) to 42.3 percent (22-of-52) for the Clippers. The Hawks
hurt themselves by committing nine turnovers in the second quarter.
Atlanta shot 14-of-19 to begin the game in taking a 30-19 lead,
but the Clippers outscored the Hawks 14-2 to finish the first
quarter to go ahead 33-32.
The announced attendance was 16,562. ... Other active
coaches with more than 400 wins are Don Nelson of Dallas, Larry
Brown of Detroit, Jerry Sloan of Utah, Phil Jackson of the Lakers
and Rick Adelman of Sacramento. ... The Hawks have played six road
games -- most in the NBA -- and won one. They complete a five-game
road trip Wednesday night in Phoenix. ... Clippers star Elton
Brand, who sustained a hairline fracture in his right foot Oct. 30
in the season-opener, had X-rays Tuesday to measure his progress.
"It improved a little bit," he said. "It's not healed, that's
what I'm looking for. It's a waiting game -- we'll do it again next
week." Expected to be sidelined four to six weeks, Brand said he
hopes to be playing before the end of the month.