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The Morning After: LA Clippers lose close game to Mavericks and Seth Curry

It was a nail-biting fight (literally) to the finish last night in Dallas as the LA Clippers fell 97-95 against a scrappy Mavericks team.  Doc Rivers thought about resting Chris Paul and Blake Griffin for this game, but decided against it, most likely assuming it would not include Paul being crushed by Nerlens Noel on […] The Morning After: LA Clippers lose close game to Mavericks...
Via Clipperholics
5 hours ago

Power Rankings: Clippers stuck treading water

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the week: The nations’ Power Rankings finally came out. Luckily for y’all, we have the Clippers’ positioning here in one place. Enjoy! USA TODAY #10 The Clippers were dealt a good hand on Saturday night, fortunate enough to go up against the LeBron James-less, Kyrie Irving-less, Kevin Love-less Cavaliers — […] Power Rankings: Clippers...
Via Clipperholics
1 day ago

Chris Paul hangs with son on Clippers bench during blowout

Things got so out of hand during the Los Angeles Clippers’ 133-109 blowout of the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night that Chris Paul was allowed to enjoy some quality time with his son on the bench.And it wasn’t only in the waning moments of the game, either. Christopher Jr. was sitting on his father’s lap with over five minutes remaining in a game that had long since become...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Steph Curry pushes OKC's buttons

The NBA has created a hotline for players to call and complain about NBA referees. They can complain about calls, clarify official rules, and leave Foot Locker-based Missed Connections posts. It's the telecommunications version of Chris Paul throwing his arms out and making an incredulous face. Each week, we’ll present a look at the hotline’s responses, which are about as real...
Via Yardbarker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers rout resting Cavs 108-78

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When the Cleveland Cavaliers decided to rest LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love in the same game, they also provided a welcome boost to the Los Angeles Clippers, who got to sit their own starters for the entire fourth quarter of a predictably one-sided victory. The fans paying for high-priced Staples Center seats, or tuning in for a national television...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: NBA must adjust back-to-back scheduling

For the second consecutive week, the NBA’s nationally-televised Saturday showcase game became a bit of a farce after one of the teams involved elected to rest their star players. This time, it was the Cleveland Cavaliers, who sat LeBron James and several other regulars against the Los Angeles Clippers in what was the first of a pair of back-to-back games.Clippers coach Doc Rivers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs received call from league office after resting stars

The Cleveland Cavaliers heard it from the highers-up after sitting their stars on Saturday in a nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Clippers.Cavs general manager David Griffin said that he received a call from the league office minutes after it was announced that the team would be holding out their Big Three of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love for rest Saturday...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

While the Big 3 get rest, Clippers rout Cavaliers 108-78

LOS ANGELES (AP) Blake Griffin scored 23 points and the Los Angeles Clippers capitalized on the Cavaliers' decision to rest their top three players with an easy 108-78 victory over Cleveland on Saturday night. LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving sat out for the Cavaliers, and the Clippers snapped their three-game losing streak by feasting on the defending champions' supporting...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Redick: Clippers are ‘in a bad place right now’

The Los Angeles Clippers have lost eight of 13 games since the All-Star break. Their loss to the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night was their third in a row, and veteran guard J.J. Redick could not provide any excuses.While speaking to reporters after the game, Redick was hard on himself and his teammates.“I don’t know what to expect from this team anymore,” he said, via Bill...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chris Paul shoves Rudy Gobert, gets technical foul

It’s not often that you see Chris Paul pick a fight with an opposing big man.The six-foot point guard did on Monday night, though, as he was clearly frustrated with Rudy Gobert, for reasons which are unclear right now.CP3 waited until there was under a minute remaining in the game, and that’s when he targeted Gobert. Joe Johnson had just attempted a three-point field goal, and...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Clippers look woefully average

The Los Angeles Clippers have not done much of anything to separate themselves from other playoff contenders. In fact, they look embarrassingly average. Yes, they defeated the Philadelphia 76ers last night, but that really means nothing when they drop games to teams like the Minnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee Bucks. The Clippers just do not scream, “title contender” when they...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan Explains Why Nick Collison's Relentless Effort Always Gives Him Fits

DeAndre Jordan is one of the NBA's most dominant big men. The 6-foot-11, 265-pound center for the Los Angeles Clippers is currently averaging 12.2 points and 13.5 rebounds per game. Last season, he was named t0 the All-NBA First Team and the NBA All-Defensive First Team. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he helped Team USA capture gold. In a piece for The Player's Tribune, Jordan reflected...
Via Stack
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves win physical, energetic game over Clippers

MINNEAPOLIS -- Karl-Anthony Towns had 29 points and 14 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Los Angeles Clippers 107-91 on Wednesday night. Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points, and Ricky Rubio had 15 points, 12 assists and six rebounds for the Timberwolves, who were well-rested after having their game against Portland on Monday postponed because of condensation on the court...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce once believed his future with Celtics was bleak, before team won title

Paul Pierce is playing in his final season in the NBA as a member of the Clippers, and he’s now taking time to reflect back on his career. Pierce recently revealed a very interesting tidbit about how he felt after the 2007 NBA Draft Lottery, when the Celtics — who were in a great position to land a top-3 pick — slid all the way down to No. 5. “The Truth” believed that was...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers: still fighting for fourth

The Los Angeles Clippers have not gained any ground since last week in their battle to overtake the Utah Jazz for fourth place in the Western Conference. The Clippers sit exactly one game behind the Jazz in the race for fourth. At this point, there is little chance either team overtakes the Houston Rockets for third place in the West. The Clippers put together a very good victory...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Clippers are winless since the All-Star Break

The Los Angeles Clippers have come out of the All-Star Break winless after winning their previous two games before the break. This poor play has dropped them behind the Utah Jazz once again for fourth place in the Western Conference by one game. The Clippers’ two losses did come against very good opponents however, as they dropped games against the Golden State Warriors and San...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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