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Clippers' coaching staff learning to work together

Fri Oct 24, 2014

LOS ANGELES – “It’s not football.” Jamal Crawford wasn’t just stating the obvious for a group of reporters before Friday’s 99-89 loss to Portland in the Clippers’ exhibition finale. No, Crawford was talking about the Clippers’ assistant coaches, and their willingness to collaborate.

Clippers expecting more from Turkoglu

Thu Oct 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The Internet loved it. In the first half of the Clippers’ 108-105 win over Phoenix at Staples Center on Wednesday, Hedo Turkoglu shook loose from Anthony Tolliver, sending Tolliver to the floor, before hitting a falling-out-of-bounds corner 3-pointer. It sounds prettier than it looked. But moves

Clippers' Barnes comes to grips with chaos, possible bench role

Wed Oct 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Peace would be knowing you had a permanent place in the starting lineup. Peace would be knowing your marriage was going to last forever. Peace would be living a life unaffected by bigotry. Peace would be being able to control your anger. Peace would be knowing you’d get to stay a part of a team you love.

Final: Clippers 108, Phoenix 105

Wed Oct 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES – With the team’s new owner attending his first game at Staples Center this season, the Clippers managed one of their best performances of the preseason, defeating the Phoenix Suns 108-105. The team’s stars did their part to impress the new boss, with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin combining to score 69 of the

Final: Clippers 108, Phoenix 105

Wed Oct 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES – With the team’s new owner attending his first game at Staples Center this season, the Clippers managed one of their best performances of the preseason, defeating the Phoenix Suns 108-105. The team’s stars did their part to impress the new boss, with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin combining to score 69 of the

Vegas police investigating complaint against Clippers' Griffin

Wed Oct 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Clippers coach Doc Rivers threw his support behind Blake Griffin, who is being investigated for an alleged battery in Las Vegas. “I can’t say much, but I feel very confident things will work out,” he said Wednesday. “I’ll put it that way.” Las Vegas police are investigating

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

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