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 […]


1985: The year Father Time was felled

October 25 Brady Rhoades 0

With basketball season here, this year marks the 30-year anniversary of the most excellent stretch of hoops ever played. It occurred on the biggest stage evolved from Naismith’s game —the NBA finals — and in a spotlight that might have puddled lesser men in their own sweat. After showing all the […]


Clippers Still Figuring It Out

November 10 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles  Clippers are a work in progress. But at the end of the day when the postseason roll around at the end of this season, Doc Rivers’ team will be just fine. No worries. After watching the Clippers pull off a come-from-behind win against the Portland Trailblazers at […]


Just What the (Doc) tor Ordered

Pedigree means everything in bringing a championship formula to a team. Glenn “Doc” Rivers has it. The Los Angeles Clippers badly needed it. Now the heralded former Boston Celtics coach is bringing that mojo to the Clippers to help the team contend for an NBA title. Wednesday, Rivers was formally […]


NBA Playoffs: Skill vs. Physicality

It’s nearing the end of the first round and teams are showing desperation with signs of physical play. Trying to get into the heads of their opponents, teams are throwing elbows, knocking knees, blacking eyes and pretty much doing whatever it takes to win games. It’s called playoff basketball. Physicality […]


Allen, Celtics Snatch Away Home Court

By Dennis J. Freeman It was the Ray Allen show in Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics. Allen scored 27 of his game-high 32 points to lead the Celtics to a hard-fought 103-94 win Sunday at STAPLES Center, handing the Lakers […]