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Vegas police investigating complaint against Clippers' Griffin

Wed Oct 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Police in Las Vegas are investigating a man’s complaint that Blake Griffin attacked him during an argument over a photo taken while Clippers players partied at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub, authorities said Wednesday. No arrest was immediately made after a man filed a battery complaint Sunday stemming from an alt

With Griffin, Paul resting, Clippers fall to Warriors 125-107

Tue Oct 21, 2014

OAKLAND – Festus Ezeli played for the first time in 17 months and had 10 points and three rebounds to help the Golden State Warriors beat the short-handed Clippers 125-107 in Tuesday’s preseason game. The backup center added one block in 11 minutes to clear a major milestone in his recovery from right knee surgery. Ez

Oram: NBA ponders getting shorter

Sun Oct 19, 2014

It's rare that we lay-folk find we have something in common with Kobe Bryant, the NBA’s highest-paid player whose opulent lifestyle involves Parisian getaways with his family and a helicopter shuttling him to Lakers home games. But Bryant describes himself as a traditionalist, and I think a lot of us can probably relate to that.

Oram: NBA ponders getting shorter

Sun Oct 19, 2014

It's rare that we lay-folk find we have something in common with Kobe Bryant, the NBA’s highest-paid player whose opulent lifestyle involves Parisian getaways with his family and a helicopter shuttling him to Lakers home games. But Bryant describes himself as a traditionalist, and I think a lot of us can probably relate to that.

Clippers fall to 1-4 in preseason

Sat Oct 18, 2014

LAS VEGAS – Kenneth Faried had 19 and seven rebounds to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 104-93 victory over the Clippers in a preseason game Saturday night. Arron Afflalo scored 16 points, Randy Foye had 14 points and five assists, and Danilo Gallinari added 12 points for Denver (2-4). Blake Griffin scored 27 points and Jamal

Clippers fall to 1-4 in preseason

Sat Oct 18, 2014

LAS VEGAS – Kenneth Faried had 19 and seven rebounds to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 104-93 victory over the Clippers in a preseason game Saturday night. Arron Afflalo scored 16 points, Randy Foye had 14 points and five assists, and Danilo Gallinari added 12 points for Denver (2-4). Blake Griffin scored 27 points and Jamal

Clippers' Griffin holds back in scuffle with Jazz forward Booker

Sat Oct 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The time for retaliation might be coming. Blake Griffin, who once again found himself on the wrong end of a flagrant foul Friday night, said he’s “probably” going to react sometime soon. “I'm not going to just do it for no reason or if it's not warranted,” he said. “And I di

Clippers' Griffin holds back in scuffle with Jazz forward Booker

Fri Oct 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The time for retaliation might be coming. Blake Griffin, who once again found himself on the wrong end of a flagrant foul Friday night, said he’s “probably” going to react sometime soon. “I'm not going to just do it for no reason or if it's not warranted,” he said. “And I di

Final: Clippers 101, Jazz 97

Fri Oct 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES - Conventional wisdom is in the preseason, you play only as hard as you have to. Diving for loose balls, sliding in for charges and other physical plays – you save that for when it counts. But the best players in the world can’t hide who they are – competitors – forever, and a hard fo

Clippers struggle to fix problem defense

Fri Oct 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES – It starts away from the basket. The Clippers’ defensive woes have been an outside-in kind of problem so far this preseason. Breakdowns on the perimeter, where the Clippers guards have been unable to keep opposing offenses out of the paint, have been the primary culprit, with the team allowing an average

Griffin dishes on playing for 'weird uncle' Sterling

Thu Oct 16, 2014

PLAYA VISTA – Calling it a “farewell to that world,” Blake Griffin officially wrote off former Clippers owner Donald Sterling and all of his bizarre behavior in a column that appeared online Thursday (http://www.theplayerstribune.com/blake-griffin-the-boss). In the article, Griffin described his feelings about Sterling

Barnes thinks Clippers are trying too hard

Wed Oct 15, 2014

PLAYA VISTA – The Clippers haven’t come close to winning a preseason game. They have been outrebounded, outshot from the perimeter and largely outplayed in their first three exhibition games. Any explanation? Matt Barnes has one. Short of enrolling in a yoga class, Barnes said the team needs to relax. That’s right. One

Rivers not worried about Clippers' preseason play

Tue Oct 14, 2014

RANCHO PALOS VERDES – Doc Rivers made a prediction Tuesday before the Clippers’ annual charity golf outing at Trump National Golf Club. “I have one announcement,” Rivers said, fighting back a smirk. “We’re probably not going to win the preseason championship.” No, the Clippers probably won&

Rivers not worried about Clippers' preseason play

Tue Oct 14, 2014

RANCHO PALOS VERDES – Doc Rivers made a prediction Tuesday before the Clippers’ annual charity golf outing at Trump National Golf Club. “I have one announcement,” Rivers said, fighting back a smirk. “We’re probably not going to win the preseason championship.” No, the Clippers probably won&

Clippers fall to 0-3 in preseason with 102-89 loss to Jazz

Mon Oct 13, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY – Trey Burke scored 16 points and had eight assists and Rudy Gobert added 11 points and 20 rebounds to lift the Utah Jazz to a 102-89 victory over the Clippers on Monday night. Derrick Favors added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Jazz (3-0), who remain undefeated in the preseason. Blake Griffin scored 31 points, JJ

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