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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Caron Butler missed Wednesday night's game against the Thunder because of a strained right shoulder.
Matt Barnes started at small forward in place of Butler.
Butler was injured during the Clippers' win, 101-80, over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday. He played in the first quarter against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night, but was shut down after that.
It thins us out a little bit and changes the complexion of our bench, Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro said. But well work through it.
The difficult part will be having someone with size off the Clippers bench to guard the Thunder's 6-foot-9 All-Star small forward Kevin Durant when Barnes needs a rest.
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Tweet Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul has been regarded as one of the best PG’s in the NBA since his rookie season, and for good reason. Paul is one of the few players in the league that if on your team, you always have a chance to pull out a win. Paul was [...]
The Clippers may not have beaten the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night, but they did make a statement.
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Chris Paul dashed down the floor ahead of the defense, collected an outlet pass, took a glance over his shoulder to check the defender closing in fast and dunked nonchalantly.
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Chris Paul's early-season play has the Los Angeles Clippers at 8-3 through their first 11 games of the season.
Currently in first place in the Pacific Division, the Clippers are playing as well as just about every other team in the NBA right now. They can thank Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford, among other contributors, for the hot start.
Vinny Del Negro confirmed that Caron Butler would start on Friday for the Clippers against the Nets.
As notable as the Clippers' success on the floor, both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have been more accessible and revealing.
A big reason for the Los Angeles Clippers' strong start has been their ability to beat some of the NBA's other top teams.
The visiting Clippers will need to pass another major test when they try to win seven in a row for the first time in 21 years Wednesday night against the surging Oklahoma City Thunder.
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The Clippers vs. Spurs has developed into an actual rivalry. After the Spurs bounced the Clippers out of the playoffs last season, Clipper Nation has come roaring back early this season defeating the Spurs for the second time in a week in succinct fashion. Need a real life illustration of that point? Check out Chris [...]
Chris Paul and Deron Williams took the blame for recent defeats by their respective teams.
Fault may not matter this time, but one of these star point guards is about to suffer another loss.
Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers will try to beat Williams' Brooklyn Nets on the road for just the second time in 14 tries Friday night.
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Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving, I figured it was appropriate to show Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes getting stuffed by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka.Check out as Serge rises up in the first quarter of the Thunder/Clippers to block Matt's shot not once but twice...
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Los Angeles Clippers owned the Oklahoma City Thunder in recent years. Entering Wednesday's matchup, the Clippers claimed six wins out of the last nine meetings. However, after taking the game into overtime, Oklahoma City held off Los Angeles 117-111 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena for its biggest win of the early season. Kevin Durant scored a season-high...