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Clippers 2014-15: Success will center on Jordan

Thu Oct 30, 2014

PLAYA VISTA – Chris Paul is as competitive as anyone in the NBA, and the point guard’s pursuit of a NBA championship is one reason to think the Clippers have a shot this season. Blake Griffin is as gifted as any young superstar in the NBA, coming off a season in which he made massive improvements. His continued development is

Clippers 2014-15: Player profiles

Thu Oct 30, 2014

22 MATT BARNES Pos.: SF Age: 34 Ht.: 6-7 Outlook: The Clippers need Barnes to be a tough, physical wing defender and an effective 3-point shooter when he’s open. After a rough preseason, will Barnes be able to find his rhythm whether it’s with the starters or second

Clippers 2014-15: Games to watch

Thu Oct 30, 2014

Thursday vs. Oklahoma City: The Clippers open their season against the team that ended theirs last spring. Nov. 17 vs. Chicago: A three-week stretch in California to open the season concludes with the Bulls and a healthy Derrick Rose coming to town. Nov. 23 at Memphis: Grizzlies fans still hate the Clippers a

Clippers look to make noise against Thunder in season opener

Wed Oct 29, 2014

PLAYA VISTA – As the NBA season began Tuesday night, the Clippers saw the winning template in action. The San Antonio Spurs, the defending champions, are a model of stability, bringing back the same group year after year, somehow stronger. With their season opening Thursday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples

Clippers need to fix their rebounding problem

Tue Oct 28, 2014

PLAYA VISTA – Doc Rivers doesn’t seem that concerned with figuring out why it’s happening. Sure the Clippers are getting beaten off the dribble, forcing the team into rotations. Of course the Clippers want to run and tend to drift away from the basket once a shot goes up. But really, the concern is the bottom li

Clippers going high-tech in arena

Tue Oct 28, 2014

The Steve Ballmer era as Clippers owner, fittingly, will begin with plenty of gaudy technology. The Clippers will use 3-D imaging on their court for pregame introductions and their in-game scoreboard will use cutting-edge analytical equipment from L.A.-based Second Spectrum. Ballmer, who said “fan experience” would be

With a newborn at home, Clippers' Redick extra feisty

Mon Oct 27, 2014

PLAYA VISTA – J.J. Redick is maybe a little fussy. The sleep-deprived Clippers shooting guard has been taking out his frustrations on the refs in the preseason, picking up three total technical fouls – including an ejection. “I think that has to do with sleep. I’m a little grouchy,” Redick said Monda

Woike: NBA veterans don't see much value in anayltics

Sun Oct 26, 2014

I come to broker peace. There’s a culture war brewing, and if you’re a basketball fan, you might not even realize it. As the teams you cheer for invest more time and energy to dig through data to find new ways to win, the players you used to adore scoff. The typically fantastic “Open Court” on NBATV is a rou

Woike: NBA veterans don't see much value in anayltics

Sun Oct 26, 2014

I come to broker peace. There’s a culture war brewing, and if you’re a basketball fan, you might not even realize it. As the teams you cheer for invest more time and energy to dig through data to find new ways to win, the players you used to adore scoff. The typically fantastic “Open Court” on NBATV is a r

Clippers take time to bond with community

Sat Oct 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES – It wasn’t much – an hour of so of their time – but Clipper players and coaches made a difference Saturday in South Central Los Angeles. As families lined the street around the Salvation Army Simeon Family Youth & Community Center, players carried boxes of food and toiletries. They handed out scho

Clippers take time to bond with community

Sat Oct 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES – It wasn’t much – an hour of so of their time – but Clipper players and coaches made a difference Saturday in South Central Los Angeles. As families lined the street around the Salvation Army Simeon Family Youth & Community Center, players carried boxes of food and toiletries. They handed out scho

NBA West preview: The conference is the Spurs to lose

Sat Oct 25, 2014

(In predicted order of finish. The top eight teams in each conference make the playoffs.) 1. SAN ANTONIO SPURS Coach: Gregg Popovich, 19th season (19th with team) Key additions: None Who’s missing: None Outlook: Never particularly flashy, the Spurs have become one

NBA East preview: LeBron and company put the Cavs in the championship hunt

Sat Oct 25, 2014

(In predicted order of finish. The top eight teams in each conference make the playoffs.) 1. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS Coach: David Blatt, 1st year (1st with team) Key additions: SF LeBron James, PF Kevin Love, SF Shawn Marion Who’s missing: SF Luol Deng, C Spencer Hawes, PF Anthony Be

NBA East preview: LeBron and company put Cavs in championship hunt

Sat Oct 25, 2014

(In predicted order of finish. The top eight teams in each conference make the playoffs.) 1. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS Coach: David Blatt, 1st year (1st with team) Key additions: SF LeBron James, PF Kevin Love, SF Shawn Marion Who’s missing: SF Luol Deng, C Spencer Hawes, PF Anthony Be

NBA Western Conference capsules

Sat Oct 25, 2014

(In predicted order of finish. The top eight teams in each conference make the playoffs.) 1. SAN ANTONIO SPURS Coach: Gregg Popovich, 19th season (19th with team) Key additions: None Who’s missing: None Outlook: Never particularly flashy, the Spurs have become one of the league

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