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Clippers offense more than just 'Lob City'

Fri Nov 21, 2014

MIAMI – Even the greatest cities sometimes fall. Pompeii? Devastated by volcano. Machu Picchu? Abandoned. Atlantis? Fictional. But unlike their historical counterparts, Lob City has risen from the ashes, and after a 110-93 win Thursday against the Heat, its second coming could be more dangerous than the first. Oppos

Rivers: Clippers play 'beautiful' game in romp over Heat

Thu Nov 20, 2014

MIAMI – Wednesday night they watched. Thursday night, they dominated. The Clippers starters, fresh from taking the fourth quarter off the night before, trounced the Miami Heat, 110-93, Thursday, giving the Clippers two lopsided wins in a row. After his team lost Monday to the Chicago Bulls, Coach Doc Rivers said the opposit

Final: Clippers 110, Heat 93

Thu Nov 20, 2014

MIAMI – Wednesday night, it was the bench. Thursday night, it was the starters. After resting for the final quarter the night before, the Clippers' starters looked razor sharp, slamming past the Miami Heat 110-93. Led by Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, the Clippers went into attack mode from the jump, running out

Clippers' Griffin fights through diminished returns

Thu Nov 20, 2014

MIAMI – Wednesday night in Orlando, Blake Griffin couldn’t get his jumper going. And as the misses piled up, the Clippers’ star forward started to drop his head in frustration. Then he looked over at the Clippers bench, maybe expecting someone to tell him to stop taking jumpers. Instead, Doc Rivers had some pant

Clippers bench takes control in win over Magic

Wed Nov 19, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. – For Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul, it was the best fourth quarter of the season. None of them scored. None had an assist or grabbed a rebound. None of them even took a shot. Nope, they all sat and watched as the bench finished off the Orlando Magic in a 114-90 victory at Amway Center on Wednes

Final: Clippers 114, Magic 90

Wed Nov 19, 2014

ORLANDO – Sometimes, it’s good to get out of the house. The Clippers left Staples Center for just the second time this season, travelling across the country to Orlando, and somewhere along the way, they figured it all out. For the first time this season, the Clippers dominated, d

Clippers regret losing Green to Magic

Wed Nov 19, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. – When the Clippers declined Willie Green’s contract option and waived him this summer, the plan wasn’t for him to end up in Orlando. “We were not very happy with the Magic on that one,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday. “We just assumed that no one would pick him up. Willie&rsquo

Griffin, Rivers say players have to trust each other

Tue Nov 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES – For a team whose nucleus of starters has been together for four seasons, trust should not be an issue. By now, they should be able to anticipate nearly every move, every basket. Yet there was that word being thrown about freely after the Clippers’ 105-89 loss to Chicago on Monday. From Coach Doc Rivers to Blake

Final: Bulls 105, Clippers 89

Mon Nov 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The promise of the third quarter against Phoenix on Saturday showed Clipper fans and players what this team could be. The disaster of the third quarter Monday showed everyone the harsh reality of who they are right now – an inconsistent bunch with a long, long way to go. Some

Paul picks his spots when it comes to scoring

Sun Nov 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES – In the aftermath of Chris Paul’s hyper-efficient, 32-point performance Saturday against the Phoenix Suns, his coach, Doc Rivers, repeated a familiar refrain. He, like Vinny Del Negro before him, likes it when Paul is aggressive, looking for his own shot, his own points. “I’d like him to be a

Oram: No reason to doubt Spurs can repeat

Sun Nov 16, 2014

Go ahead and take your time. The San Antonio Spurs can wait. Enjoy the crisper, cleaner Golden State Warriors who suddenly look like NBA contenders. Marvel at one-loss starts by Memphis and Houston. Sound like an insider and claim that it is the Chicago Bulls, not the Cleveland Cavaliers, who became a championship team with offseason mov

Paul powers Clippers past Suns

Sat Nov 15, 2014

LOS ANGELES – For a quarter Saturday night, it was magic. It wasn’t just the Clippers’ shots falling, even though they fell. And it wasn’t just the Suns missing, even though they sure missed. It was the bounce in their step, the way they flew up the court, the way they hustled around screens. For 12 minute

Redick says elite West teams currently 'in a different tier' than Clippers

Fri Nov 14, 2014

PLAYA VISTA – Maybe it wasn’t as interesting as it originally sounded. Maybe reporters are just trying a little too hard to figure out what has been going wrong when the Clippers play basketball. Or, maybe J.J. Redick inadvertently discovered the cause of the Clippers’ early-season problems, the reason the team on the c

Clippers' Griffin regrets legal situation as a potential distraction

Thu Nov 13, 2014

PLAYA VISTA – Blake Griffin said he couldn’t offer much comment on his legal situation a day after being charged with a misdemeanor count of battery, but he regretted any effects it has and could have on his team. “I feel (worse) that it’s a distraction. I don’t know how big of a distraction it really is, bu

Clippers' Griffin regrets team 'distraction' after battery charge

Thu Nov 13, 2014

PLAYA VISTA – Blake Griffin said he couldn’t offer much comment on his legal situation a day after being charged with a misdemeanor count of battery, but he regretted any effects it has and could have on his team. “I feel (worse) that it’s a distraction. I don’t know how big of a distraction it really is, bu

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