Grizzlies top Clippers in tight duel

Feb 24, 2015

Grizzlies top Clippers in tight duel

The Memphis Grizzlies are on a roll with Jeff Green. The Los Angeles Clippers aren’t the same without Blake Griffin. When the teams got together, they played a grind-it-out style better suited to the Grizzlies than the high-flying Clippers, whose four-game winning streak ended ...

Hack-a-D.J. strategy fails to pay off for Spurs

Feb 20, 2015

Hack-a-D.J. strategy fails to pay off for Spurs

DeAndre Jordan gets tired of teams playing Hack-a-D.J. Tim Duncan doesn’t like it, either, although he knows it’s a useful strategy against a mediocre free throw shooter like Jordan. It just backfired on the Spurs. Jordan had 26 points and 18 rebounds, Jamal Crawford ...

Feb 9, 2015

OKC takes advantage with Griffin sidelined

The Los Angeles Clippers stumbled in their first test without Blake Griffin. The Clippers announced before their game at Oklahoma City on Sunday that the All-Star forward would be out indefinitely because of a staph infection in his right elbow. Without him, the Clippers ...

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 ...

Hawks soar past Clippers

Jan 6, 2015

Hawks soar past Clippers

The Atlanta Hawks just keep rolling on the road. They pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 107-98 Monday night and earn their seventh straight road victory for the first time in 21 years. They have been doing it ...

Raptors reserves vital in fourth quarter against Clippers

Dec 28, 2014

Raptors reserves vital in fourth quarter against Clippers

Kyle Lowry and the short-handed Toronto Raptors needed plenty of help from their reserves down the stretch to beat the Los Angeles Clippers. Lowry scored 25 points and the resilient Raptors got 18 of their 30 fourth-quarter points from the bench on Saturday, a ...

Wall shines in duel with Paul

Dec 13, 2014

Wall shines in duel with Paul

Twice it happened. John Wall poked the ball away from Chris Paul, and the ball deflected off Paul’s leg and out of bounds. Such defensive moments from Wall were just as important as his spin-move, up-and-under layup or any of his many assists. And ...

Gasol leads Grizzlies to win over Clippers

Nov 24, 2014

Gasol leads Grizzlies to win over Clippers

Marc Gasol’s dominance is making one of the NBA’s best frontcourts even better. Gasol had 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 107-91 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night. It marked the second straight game Gasol ...

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 ...

Leonard's 26, late rally propel Spurs past Clippers

Nov 11, 2014

Leonard's 26, late rally propel Spurs past Clippers

Normally, the San Antonio Spurs like to move the ball around and get everyone touches. On this night they needed a go-to scorer, so coach Gregg Popovich started calling plays for Kawhi Leonard. Last season’s NBA Finals MVP tied his career high with 26 ...

Griffin, Clips  edge Lakers

Nov 1, 2014

Griffin, Clips edge Lakers

Blake Griffin scored 39 points and went 11-for-12 from the free throw line, powering the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 118-111 victory over the winless Lakers in the first meeting of the season between the Staples Center co-tenants on Friday. DeAndre Jordan had ...

Aug 28, 2014

Clippers give Rivers five-year extension

Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years. In Steve Ballmer’s first big move since taking over as the new owner, he gave Rivers a contract extension through the 2018-19 season. Ballmer said Wednesday it was one of his ...