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Blake Griffin’s legacy now tied to Clippers

The Clippers knew they couldn’t afford to let Blake Griffin walk. Not with CP3 making trails to Houston. That would have been a disastrous kick in the gut for the franchise. Just a couple of hours before midnight was set to strike zero, the Cinderella carriage came awaiting for Griffin. The Clippers managed […]

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Chris Paul and Lob City kiss LA good-bye

June 29 Joey Thomas 0

The Lob City era has officially ended in Los Angeles, with the Clippers sending All-Star Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets in a blockbuster deal. Paul will team with MVP runner-up James Harden, giving Houston perhaps the most dynamic backcourt in the league and a chance to possibly upend the […]

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Clippers re-branding now includes Jerry West

LOS ANGELES-The Golden State Warriors’ loss is the Los Angeles Clippers’ gain. Thanks to  the basketball savviness of Jerry West, the Warriors made it to the NBA Finals the last three seasons. West is now working for the Clippers to see if he  can help elevate the ballclub to a championship-level […]

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D-League team is new day for Clippers

CULVER CITY, CA-If there has been something missing from the Los Angeles Clippers the past couple of seasons, it has been a virtual absence of the youth movement. The Clippers have been reliant almost exclusively on proven veterans and less dependent on younger, more inexperienced players. That’s about to change. […]

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Utah closes Clippers’ postseason chapter

LOS ANGELES-Chris Paul needed help. He got very little. If there was one area of concern that stood out during the NBA first round playoff series between the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz, scoring points from anyone else but Paul, became an absolute task.     Already a man down with Blake Griffin out […]

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Clippers’ choice: Win or go home

April 26 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-There are no other options left. Win or go home. Life in the postseason without Blake Griffin hasn’t been kind so far to the Los Angeles Clippers. If they blink too long, the Clippers will soon find themselves on the outside looking in when it comes to keeping alive this year’s […]

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Clippers restore order in Game 2

April 20 Steven Lieberman 0

LOS ANGELES-The past few seasons, the Clippers had bad luck in the playoffs due to injuries to superstars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul.  This season, the dynamic duo are both healthy and still the Clippers lost the first game of the first round of the playoffs to the Jazz 97-95, […]

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Game 1 too much Jazz for Clippers

April 16 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Chris Paul was determined not to let the Los Angeles Clippers fall flat on their backs and lose the opening salvo of their first round playoff series against the Utah Jazz. He tried but he didn’t succeed. Paul scored nearly half of the Clippers’ 25 points in the fourth […]

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Clippers part city ways against Lakers

LOS ANGELES-You can’t fault the Los Angeles Clippers in keeping things interesting whenever they step out on the basketball court. Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center was just the latest chapter in the Clippers’ 2016-2017 book of dramatic clashes and melodrama finishes. In other words, the Clippers like […]

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Buddy’s blitz block Clippers victory

March 29 Astrud Reed 0

LOS ANGELES-Losses and wins in the regular season come and go. But for the Los Angeles Clippers, their one-point defeat Sunday at the hands of the Sacramento Kings, might sting for a while. Hopefully, not too long. Clippers coach Doc Rivers’ delay in re-entering leading men-Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, and DeAndre Jordan-and […]

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Clippers inches short in defeat to Bucks

March 16 Darrel Wilson 0

LOS ANGELES—It was a game of inches as Blake Griffin’s shot bounced off the rim and fell short at the buzzer and the Los Angeles Clippers lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 97-96 Wednesday at the STAPLES Center. The Clippers (40-28) began the day two and a half games behind the […]

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Clippers find a Crawford spark against Celtics

LOS ANGELES-Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas was doing what he pretty much wanted to do. The Clippers’ offense had hit a stagnant train, going nowhere in the slow-churning quicksand called the first half of an NBA regular season basketball game played at Staples Center. The second half came and the Clippers […]

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Blake Griffin’s rising play lifts Clippers

LOS ANGELES-He runs. He spins. He flies. He blocks shots. He jumps over a defender in a single bound. He dunks with intensified conviction. His warmups are even worth watching. He is the answer to the spectacular. Yes, Blake Griffin is rising-again. That’s great news for the Los Angeles Clippers. That’s […]