Mar 31, 2016

Clippers' Paul to skip Rio Games

Chris Paul is passing up a shot at Olympic history to take a much-needed summer off. The Los Angeles Clippers star said it was a difficult decision to pull his name from consideration for this summer’s Olympics in Rio, but after spending a decade ...

Clippers rally from 22 down

Mar 3, 2016

Clippers rally from 22 down

The day began for the Oklahoma City Thunder with the stunning news that part-owner Aubrey McClendon had died. It ended with the players and coaching staff shaking their heads for another reason. The Thunder squandered a 22-point lead in a 103-98 loss to the ...

Paul, Clippers scorch Spurs

Feb 19, 2016

Paul, Clippers scorch Spurs

Chris Paul poured all his emotion from a long, difficult day into his night job, willing his team to victory while playing a game-high 37 minutes. Paul had 28 points and 12 assists hours after attending a funeral in Oklahoma, and the Los Angeles ...

Dec 24, 2015

NBA calls for end to gun violence in public service announcement

Stephen Curry heard about a shooting involving a 3-year-old girl over the summer. “My daughter Riley is that age,” he said. That begins a public service announcement that debuts on Christmas and features four NBA stars lending their voices to the campaign to end ...

NBA holds first exhibition in Africa

Aug 2, 2015

NBA holds first exhibition in Africa

The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday — starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute. That had the crowd roaring early at Ellis Park Arena in downtown Johannesburg. It got ...

Jul 20, 2015

NBA stars prepare to investigate league claims

NBA commissioner Adam Silver insists a “significant number” of teams are losing money. But several players waking the red carpet Sunday night at the National Basketball Players Association’s Players Awards insist they need to see proof before they believe Silver’s claim. “I’ve got to ...

Rose, Gasol spark Bulls

May 5, 2015

Rose, Gasol spark Bulls

The Chicago Bulls came in oozing with confidence, unafraid of LeBron James and convinced they could keep their playoff momentum rolling. Derrick Rose made sure they did. Looking like the league MVP he was before being slowed by knee injuries, Rose scored 25 points, ...

Clippers battle past Spurs, force Game 7

May 1, 2015

Clippers battle past Spurs, force Game 7

The Los Angeles Clippers are aware their toughness, resolve and focus have been questioned for years. They also know there is only one way to silence that talk. Los Angeles proved its mettle against the veteran San Antonio Spurs again, overcoming another disappointing loss ...

CP3 fuels win over Thunder

Mar 12, 2015

CP3 fuels win over Thunder

The superstar point guard trying to lead a team without its high-scoring forward had his way Wednesday night. Only this time, it wasn’t Russell Westbrook. It was Chris Paul. Paul had 33 points and nine assists, J.J. Redick added 25 points and the Los ...

Paul denies criticism based on gender

Feb 7, 2015

Paul denies criticism based on gender

Chris Paul made it clear: His problem with referee Lauren Holtkamp was with her call. He left it to others to say it wasn’t about her gender. His criticism of the rookie official drew a rebuke from the referees union Friday followed by strong ...

Paul, Clippers hand Heat third straight home loss

Nov 21, 2014

Paul, Clippers hand Heat third straight home loss

Late in the third quarter, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul found themselves all alone on a fast break, no Miami Heat player even remotely close to them. Everything wasn’t always that easy for the Los Angeles Clippers. It only seemed that way. Paul had ...

Paul buries eight 3s, controls tempo in Game 1 rout

May 6, 2014

Paul buries eight 3s, controls tempo in Game 1 rout

Chris Paul got the best of Russell Westbrook in a matchup of two of the league’s best point guards. Paul made a career-high eight 3-pointers and scored 32 points to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Thunder 122-105 Monday night in Game 1 ...