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What’s Next for LA Clippers Following Chris Paul’s Latest Injury?

J.J. Redick had seen Chris Paul in pain before—and, more often than not, he'd seen him fight through that pain and keep playing. It wasn't until the second half of the Los Angeles Clippers' Martin Luther King Jr. Day game ... (Continue reading)

Kevin Garnett Has Found the Perfect Pupil in Trash-Talking DeAndre Jordan

LOS ANGELES — DeAndre Jordan doesn't miss much on the defensive end—not a dribbler attacking the rim, not a cutter looking for a lob and definitely not a Los Angeles Clippers teammate slipping on an assignment. If you let a guy drive ... (Continue reading)

Thursday NBA Roundup: Warriors Don’t Have Normal NBA Problems

There are two types of teams in the NBA: the Golden State Warriors and everyone else. For everyone else, a 127-107 victory over any opponent, even the middling Detroit Pistons, might qualify as a noteworthy night. For the Dubs, it's a ... (Continue reading)

LA Clippers’ Depth Getting First Real Test Amid Injuries to Stars

LOS ANGELES — If you took last spring's six-game playoff loss to the Portland Trail Blazers and stretched it out over approximately 30 games, it would look a lot like the Los Angeles Clippers' 2016-17 season so far. The hot start: ... (Continue reading)

Where Do Los Angeles Clippers Go from Here After Latest Blake Griffin Injury?

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — Through all their years together, and all the twists and turns therein, the Los Angeles Clippers have, like Liam Neeson in Taken, acquired a particular set of skills, for better or worse. Running pick-and-roll sets for lob ... (Continue reading)

LA Clippers Still Trying to Rediscover Early-Season Swagger

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers scratched and clawed their way to a 121-120 win over the Portland Trail Blazers Monday night—and broke Lawler's Law along the way—but it was Blake Griffin who bore the brunt of the abuse.  After ... (Continue reading)

Slumping Los Angeles Clippers Have Many Complaints, Few Answers

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — Marreese Speights ambled into the Clippers' training facility, decked out in sweatpants and a self-referential "I Got 5 On It" shirt, looking every bit the happy-go-lucky guy that NBA teams and fans have come to know and love. But ... (Continue reading)

Clippers and Cavaliers Wouldn’t Have Today’s Stars Without Long-Forgotten Trade

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers—who face off at Quicken Loans Arena Thursday night—can each trace their rise into the NBA's elite to a single twist of fate. For the Clippers, it was the moment "basketball reasons" ... (Continue reading)

It’s Only November, but LA Clippers Look Like NBA’s Best Team out of the Gate

LOS ANGELES — "I'm going to tell you straight up: It means absolutely nothing," Chris Paul said. Doc Rivers would've preferred that nobody brought it up. "I hate stats," he said. "I used to like them until that moment." The moment came after the ... (Continue reading)

Chris Paul on LA Clippers’ Dominant Defense: ‘Why Didn’t We Do This Last Year?’

LOS ANGELES — Monday evening, Detroit Pistons forward Tobias Harris drove by Blake Griffin for a layup. After the ball fell through the net, Griffin grabbed it and spiked it, upset to be giving up a basket. On the scoreboard, the ... (Continue reading)