Found November 11, 2012 on
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LOS ANGELES -- From the beginning, the Clippers knew they had an experienced group of reserves -- players who knew what to do with their limited minutes on the court.
They had Matt Barnes and Jamal Crawford and Ronny Turiaf and Lamar Odom, and they figured all of them, plus burgeoning star Eric Bledsoe, would be capable enough to give the team a boost of energy and important offensive production when the starters rested.
But this? Who would have guessed the Clippers' bench would be this good this early?
Answer: No one. The Clippers knew they had a good bench that would develop into a helpful unit as the season developed, but as they proved again Sunday afternoon in an 89-76 victory over the Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center, they are already forming into a cohesive group.
"With each game we get more confidence because everybody understands their role out there," Crawford said. "Bledsoe runs the show, Ronny and Ryan (Hollins) do all the dirty work, Matt's gua...
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After failing to make a decent contribution to the Mavericks, Lamar Odom has to be out to prove that his time in Dallas was just a fluke and he can return to form with the Los Angeles Clippers. So far, that’s not going so well. Odom is only playing 11 minutes a game, averaging 1.6 points and two rebounds. He clearly hasn’t fit in yet with the Clippers’ roster, and is far...
The Clippers folks, the other team in LA, have all the tools this season to make some serious NBA noise. For the first time in decades, the Clippers front office has filled most of the teams holes and has placed a competitive team on the floor that can compete every night. This Clippers team has size, speed, depth, youth, and star power. Not to forget a superior clutch performer...
Kenyon Martin continues to look for an NBA contract.
Lamar Odom is trying to lose another 12 pounds.
The Los Angeles Clippers are still Blake Griffin's team, but the star power forward doesn't need to do all the heavy lifting on the offensive end.
Center DeAndre Jordan and newcomer Jamal Crawford have been taking care of that lately.
They're a big reason Los Angeles could score in triple figures in seven consecutive games for the first time in nearly two decades as...
Blake Griffin scored 16 points, Chris Paul had 15 points and eight assists and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Atlanta Hawks 89-76 on Sunday.
Jamal Crawford, who won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award in 2010 while playing for Atlanta, had 11 points after coming in with a team-high 21.8 average - tops among the league's reserves. Fifth-year center DeAndre Jordan, coming...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Blake Griffin scored 16 points, Chris Paul had 15 points and eight assists and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Atlanta Hawks 89-76 on Sunday.
Jamal Crawford, who won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award in 2010 while playing for Atlanta, had 11 points after coming in with a team-high 21.8 average -- tops among the league's reserves. Fifth-year center...
Everyone has been calling Kenyon Martin’s bluff.
His demands on money, his demands on playing for a contender….all ignored.
But a source close to Martin revealed yesterday that he still has Miami on the “top of his list” for destinations to land.
Frankly, everyone is stupid for not having picked up Martin at the vet min, guy is a steal. Can’t imagine him being on the market too long.
Jamal Crawford was a polarizing player here in Portland last year. The vet came in to help fill the void that his good friend Brandon Roy left with his sudden medical retirement. Most of his career, Crawford has come off the bench as the 6th man, even winning the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award with the Atlanta Hawks in 2010.
Many people around Portland loved seeing Crawford shoot...