2014 Archive Stories Clippers

Jordan hits key free throws in Clippers' win

Wed Dec 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES – What would the big play be? Would it be a Blake Griffin dunk? A Chris Paul dime? A J.J. Redick 3? A Jamal Crawford buzzer-beater. Nope, it was going to be the most obvious thing Wednesday. DeAndre Jordan was going to make big free throws. Jordan drilled all three he attempted in the fourth quarter Wedn

Farmar adjusting to back-up role with Clippers

Tue Dec 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES - When Jordan Farmar signed with the Clippers, he saw an opportunity, the chance to back up an All-Star point guard. Farmar apparently didn’t count on Chris Paul playing 34.4 minutes a game, leaving little playing time for him. He struggled to adjust to limited minutes and grew

Rivers unfazed by Paul's turnover binge

Mon Dec 15, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The numbers in the stat line were a bit glaring, if not somewhat startling. Chris Paul turned the ball over six times, not just once but in back-to-back losses last week. The Clippers’ point guard extraordinaire hadn’t fumbled the ball that much since late last season, when he turned the ball over seven ti

Sluggish Clippers wake up in time to beat Pistons

Sun Dec 14, 2014

LOS ANGELES – It was the kind of no-worry game the Clippers needed after dropping two on the road. The Detroit Pistons were on deck with their lowly 5-19 record and a going-nowhere-fast season. Plus it was at home, in front of 19,060 friendly faces at Staples Center. The Pistons, though, were on a roll, having won two games

Paul, Clippers stumble in loss to Bucks

Sat Dec 13, 2014

MILWAUKEE – After Friday night’s game in Washington D.C., Chris Paul would’ve made a strong wager he wouldn’t have six turnovers again. “Not a chance,” Paul said. “I’d have bet anything.” And, he would’ve lost. Six more Paul turnovers and a dismal defensive game

Final: Bucks 111, Clippers 106

Sat Dec 13, 2014

MILWAUKEE - If Friday wasn’t how the Clippers want to play, Saturday was really how they don’t want to play. Their stars not scoring and their defense not impeding, the Clippers struggled through a disaster fourth quarter in a 111-106 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Blake Griffin and Chri

Ex-Clipper Dudley proves valuable to young Bucks

Sat Dec 13, 2014

MILWAUKEE – It wouldn’t seem like Doc Rivers wanted to keep Jared Dudley in a Clippers uniform, particularly when the cost of moving him was a future first-round pick. But before the Clippers played the Bucks on Saturday, Rivers said he was convinced Dudley would bounce back in 2014-15, and he wanted it to happen for his team

Clippers never get untracked in loss to Wizards

Fri Dec 12, 2014

WASHINGTON D.C. – When trying to explain what just happened after a game, the Clippers and Doc Rivers often lean on boxing metaphors. Here’s a fitting one from Blake Griffin following the Clippers’ 104-96 loss to the Washington Wizards on Friday: “Sometimes, you come out and just get punched in the mouth, quick.&r

Clippers downplay injury to Crawford's right elbow

Thu Dec 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s not the kind of injury Jamal Crawford wants to deal with, even if no one seems particularly worried. During the Clippers’ win Wednesday in Indiana, Crawford fell to the ground and banged his elbow, bursting a bursa sac, causing the elbow to swell. “He hit the elbow. He’ll be f

Clippers win ugly to start three-game trip

Wed Dec 10, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – This one probably didn’t need to be so hard, but as Clippers coach Doc Rivers likes to point out, winning on the road is rarely easy. Wednesday at Indiana, the Clippers found that out, scrapping their way to an ugly 103-96 victory. Some nights, the ball doesn’t fall. Some nights, the energy isn&rs

Griffin's winning shot - shock, then elation for Clippers

Tue Dec 09, 2014

LOS ANGELES – J.J. Redick thought it was an airball. DeAndre Jordan held his breath. The players on the bench stood. Blake Griffin knew it was short. Then, pure joy. Griffin’s 3-pointer in the final blinks of the Clippers’ 121-120 overtime win Monday night sparked the kind of celebration you don’t usually

Griffin caps 45-point night with winning 3-pointer in OT

Mon Dec 08, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Blake Griffin. Somehow, the Clippers star forward snatched a win away from the Phoenix Suns, bouncing in a winning 3 at the buzzer for a 121-120 triumph Monday night at Staples Center. Griffin’s career-high 45 points – including 15 of 17 from the free-throw line – helped the Clippers extend t

Clippers' Rivers sees the value in Suns' three-guard offense

Mon Dec 08, 2014

LOS ANGELES – On paper, it’s not the most sound strategy ever. You take the most important position on the court, point guard, and all of the responsibilities – the ball-handling, the leadership, the awareness – and divide it by three. Former Clipper Eric Bledsoe is one part of Phoenix’s experiment in roster

Griffin completely dominates New Orleans

Sat Dec 06, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Usually it’s Anthony Davis that leaves people scratching their head wondering how someone can do so much on both ends of the floor. Saturday, it was the other guy who did that. Blake Griffin’s two-way performance was a big key as the Clippers rolled to a 120-100 win at Staples Center. Griff

Practice guest proves inspirational for Clippers

Fri Dec 05, 2014

PLAYA VISTA – Dressed in a Clippers practice shirt and shorts, Robbie Stanford took the court with all the seriousness of a player. He took part in layup drills and attempted a few jumpers Friday along with a few of the Clippers. “It was a dream of mine to take my son to one of their games,” Stanford said. “I neve

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