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"Lob City" is in the building as Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and the Los Angeles Clippers (22-15) come into the AT&T Center for the final time of the regular season as they face the San Antonio Spurs (26-12).
One key matchup was set to be All-Star point guards Paul and Spurs point guard Tony Parker, but it seems that has changed.
According to Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, Parker isn't at full health.
"Tony's out, some muscle strain in his thigh."
The official injury is a right quad strain, but coach Popovich wants to ensure Parker doesn't add more to the injury.
"He could probably go out there and play and be half assed," said Popovich, "but that doesn't make any sense."
As for Parker's replacement and the effect on the starting lineup, point/shooting guard Gary Neal will start for Parker and Danny Green reinserted back into the starting lineup. Neal has shown production at both positions, and even Coach Popovich is a little unsure exactly what position Neal really plays.
"I don't know what the hell he is?"
Clippers forward Blake Griffin slightly injured his ankle on Wednesday, but head coach Vinny Del Negro said he's ok to play tonight.
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SAN ANTONIO It would be easy to write off the Clippers' first win here in more than a decade long before Blake Griffin was old enough to dunk to a series of extraordinary circumstances.
Spurs dynamo Tony Parker did not play, nursing a strained quadriceps and sparing the Clippers a headache. Mo Williams did not miss, or so it seemed when he was sinking seven of nine 3-pointers...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Spurs guard Tony Parker won't play against Chris Paul and Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night because of a sore thigh.
San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said he was being cautious with his leading scorer. Parker strained his right quadriceps while scoring 32 points in a win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.
Parker, averaging 19.5 points and a...
Despite losing big to the San Antonio Spurs (118-105), New York Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire said New York has more talent than San Antonio and the Spurs cannot compete with his team.This comment left many Spurs fans scratching their heads and left Spurs' Richard Jefferson and Gary Neal befuddled.Now granted, Amar'e did temper that comment by stating New York can learn...
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Despite their contentious relationship as of late, Stern took a moment during an interview to make light of his recent interactions with Dan Gilbert, saying, "You've got to love him."
SAN ANTONIO, TX - Today is March 8, 2012. If you’re a basketball fan, then that means there are only seven days remaining before the NBA trade deadline.
As some teams like the Orlando Magic or Los Angeles Lakers look into the possibility of potentially moving one of their stars before March, 15, some teams are not so quick into looking into the trade market if their team has been...
The Los Angeles Clippers plan to raise ticket prices by an average of 15 percent next season. It's the first price hike in six years.
The team said Thursday that more than 9,000 seats at Staples Center will increase by 11 percent or less.
Team President Andy Roeser says the club studied the pricing strategy thoroughly and developed a plan mindful of its impact on Clippers fans...
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin said he will play in Friday's game against San Antonio.
Griffin suffered a mild ankle sprain in Wednesday's one-point loss to New Jersey.
Coming off a 28-point, 17-rebound performance against the Nets, Griffin is averaging 21.4 points and 11.2 rebounds for the Clippers.
The Los Angeles Clippers signed swingman Bobby Simmons to a second 10-day contract.
Simmons has averaged 4.3 points during his first 10-game stint with the Clippers.
He has hit 7 of 16 3-point attempts. Simmons averaged a career-best 16.4 points with the Clippers during the 2004-05 season.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Chris Paul had 36 points and 11 assists, Mo Williams scored a season-high 33 off the bench, and the Los Angeles Clippers snapped out of their recent funk to beat the San Antonio Spurs 120-108 on Friday night.
It was the Clippers' first victory in San Antonio in a decade, and a 3-point barrage led by Williams is what finally snapped their 17-game skid here...
I believe the kids are calling it a “slam dunk” these days, but what Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin did to the defense of the New Jersey Nets on this play was pretty rad, as the hipsters say. Late in the third quarter, Griffin took the ball on the baseline, did a little 360-degree [...]
Bobby Simmons has tallied 4.3 points and 2.8 rebounds per game, while shooting .438 from behind the three-point line.
A few injuries aside, this season has gone exceptionally well for the San Antonio Spurs. Currently first in the Southwest Division and second in the Western Conference, the Spurs are finally getting healthy (expect for T.J. Ford). The only problem is a major roadblock in the West is also getting healthy. And that roadblock is the Memphis Grizzlies and their all-star forward...
Two Spurs fans have made the ultimate commitment to their team, naming their identical twin baby boys after the San Antonio franchise's two biggest stars of the past decade.
Jon Paul and Crystal Dennison, who met while waiting tables at the AT&T Center in 2007, named their boys Duncan and Parker, after future Hall of Fame power forward Tim Duncan and All-Star point guard...
SAN ANTONIO, TX - As I was taking an elevator inside the AT&T Center, word came out that tonight's San Antonio Spurs (25-12) vs. New York Knicks (18-20) game has been called a "sell out."No it's not the playoffs, no it's not a jersey retirement night, it's "Linsanity." The Knicks and media star Jeremy Lin are in town and the building is buzzing...