Posted March 27, 2012 on AP on Fox
Chris Paul had 25 points and 10 assists against his former team, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 97-85 win over the New Orleans Hornets on Monday night. The Hornets first tried to trade Paul to the Lakers - a deal that was rejected by the league - before shipping the All-Star point guard to the Clippers shortly after the lockout ended. Blake Griffin added 20 points and seven rebounds to help the Clippers climb within two games of the Pacific Division-leading Lakers. Al-Farouq Aminu scored 15 points, and Carl Landry added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets, who didn't have a player in double digits until Landry's two free throws trimmed Los Angeles' lead to 66-52 with 2:21 left in the third quarter. New Orleans committed a season-high 29 turnovers, leading to 35 points for the Clippers.

Donald Sterling says he’ll pay Chris Paul, Blake Griffin max to keep them forever

Of all the owners in the NBA — and perhaps even professional sports in general — Donald Sterling has to be one of the dumbest. For the most part, he’s just a rich dude who owns a basketball team that he could care less about it. He does, however, insist he is going to make the right moves with his two biggest superstars. Now that the Clippers are relevant again, Sterling has...

Clippers avenge loss to Hornets

Chris Paul had 25 points and 10 assists against his former team, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 97-85 win over the New Orleans Hornets on Monday night. Blake Griffin added 20 points and seven rebounds to help the Clippers climb within two games of the Pacific Division-leading Lakers. Al-Farouq Aminu scored 15 points, and Carl Landry added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the...

Griffin needs to balance physicality and emotion

The Clippers know they need Blake Griffin to play the style Blake Griffin likes to play. But that bruising style can take a toll, and with teams more willing to put him on the court, Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro wants Griffin to keep a cool head. "It's a physical game out there," Del Negro said. "Blake's a physical player. I think he's done a very...

Mo Williams to miss time with sprained toe

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Video: Gasol applauds after Paul leaves him in his dust

There is no doubt Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul was salivating at seeing Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol guarding him out on the perimeter. And if you think it was because Paul was thinking he could just dribble right past the big guy to the rim, or pull up for an easy shot at the rim then you would be wrong. It was probably because Paul saw a chance at making Gasol look...

Sterling: “CP3 Will Be Here For A Lifetime

UH-OH! Someone sounds a bit possessive!! “Chris Paul will be with me for a lifetime,” Sterling said. “And Blake will too. I’m not going to ever let these guys go. They are max players, and so you’re going to pay that and keep them.” Someone may want to tell Clippers’ owner, Donald Sterling, that CP3  is [...]

Clippers Owner Sterling Gives Coach A Thumbs Up, Wants CP-3 And Griffin For “A Lifetime”

Most NBA Executives will tell you that they will never make a trade just for the sake of making a trade; then there is Los Angeles Clippers Team Owner Donald Sterling. The long-time owner of the “other team in Los Angeles“; seemingly has never met a trade that he could pass up, despite how short the end of the stick  that his team would end up with in the deal. In an Association...

New Orleans Hornets: A look at some Mock Drafts and the future of the Hornets

With the current lockout shortened season winding down across the league and New Orleans sitting at 12-37, it is almost obvious New Orleans will be picking in the top 5 of the upcoming NBA Draft.  With Eric Gordon sitting out nearly all season the Hornets are hoping for not only a healthy Gordon next season, but for a player of high potential to pair him with to bring excitement...

Top 10 signs that Vinny Del Negro is getting fired

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New Orleans Hornets fan busts a move

Down in front old man! There is not enough alcohol in the world to get me to move like this in public. Enjoy this video from the Clippers & Hornets game on Monday of a fan donning a cape, a crown, and some boxing gloves busting out some embarrassing dance moves. I don’t know what this guy is advertising on his cape, but whatever it is I am not buying. If you’re interested...

Suns look for another road win over Clippers

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Israeli Basketball Team Narrowly Escapes Horrifying Encounter With Wild Beast

Sometimes I think we take guys like New Orleans Hornets center Chris Kaman for granted, as he is often mocked and criticized for being such an avid hunter. But he doesn’t care about the criticism, as evidenced by his recent posting of the above image on his Twitter account. Kaman Tweeted the picture in partial jest, as the Hornets were set to play the Charlotte Bobcats, but it...

Del Negro Receives Backing From Owner, GM; Expected To Finish Season

Vinny Del Negro received the backing from Donald Sterling and Neil Olshey this week and is likely to at least finish out the season as head coach of the Clippers.

NBA unveils shirts with player Twitter handles

The NBA has launched a series of T-shirts featuring players' Twitter handles. The shirts, available at, feature a hashtag with the team's logo on one side. On the other, the player's Twitter handle appears above his uniform number. The T-shirts feature the handles of some of the league's most active players on Twitter, including Kevin Durant, Dwyane...

The Starting Lineup: Clippers Tease Us With Much-Needed Win

Watching the Clippers crush the Grizzlies was a lot of fun. We saw the Clippers do a lot of the things we want them to do.  They played aggressively on both ends of the floor, earning 33 free throw attempts and forcing 16 turnovers.  They didn’t take a whole lot of threes (16), and a fair amount of the threes that were taken were pretty solid looks.  Blake Griffin and Chris...
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