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Vinny Del Negro
Los Angeles Clippers
LOS ANGELES Late Saturday morning, Phoenix Suns coach Alvin Gentry stood outside the visiting team's locker room at Staples Center and declared the Clippers' reserves the best bench in the NBA.
"I don't think it's even close," he said.
By Saturday afternoon, Gentry and the Suns saw it firsthand. They were mowed down by a third-quarter rout at the hands of the Clippers bench, which turned a two-point lead into an 18-point win, 117-99.
Until coach Vinny Del Negro made his substitutions near the end of the third quarter, the Clippers were sputtering, unable to pull away on offense and struggling on defense. But his reserve players Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes, Eric Bledsoe, Lamar Odom and Ronny Turiaf brought a sense of energy and urgency into the game.
"We looked at each other and we said, 'Let's go,' " Turiaf said. " 'It's time to go have some fun.' "
And they did. The Clippers outscored the Suns 25-10 in th...
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LOS ANGELES Stop us if youve heard this one before
Its a familiar story with a familiar finish, one in which the Clippers starters yield to their bench in a tight game and spend the fourth quarter acting as cheerleaders from their courtside seats.
In their first 20 games of the season, the Clippers have become used to this script. It has helped them to a 14-6 record and six consecutive...
Jamal Crawford led a fourth-quarter rally with 13 of his 21 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Phoenix 117-99 on Saturday, winning their fifth in a row while sending the Suns to their season-worst sixth straight loss.
Blake Griffin added 24 points, and Chris Paul had 16 points and 11 assists. Crawford made all four of his free throws to extend his streak to 55 in a row since...
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Jamal Crawford led a fourth-quarter rally by the reserves with 16 points and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated Toronto 102-83 on Sunday to win their sixth in a row while handing the Raptors their 10th consecutive road loss.
The backups gave the Clippers their first double-digit lead of the game after Toronto kept it close through the first three periods before dropping its fourth...
LOS ANGELES (AP) --The bench bailed out the Clippers again.
Jamal Crawford led a fourth-quarter rally with 13 of his 21 points, and Los Angeles beat Phoenix 117-99 on Saturday, winning its fifth in a row while sending the Suns to their season-worst sixth straight loss.
"Thank the bench because the starters were struggling," Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said. "They...
The Los Angeles Clippers were lacking energy through three quarters. Their backups came in and changed the game again.
Jamal Crawford led a fourth-quarter rally by the reserves with 16 points and the Clippers defeated Toronto 102-83 on Sunday to win their sixth in a row while handing the Raptors their 10th consecutive road loss.
The backups gave Los Angeles its first double-digit...
The Los Angeles Clippers' starters haven't always performed up to par recently.
It hasn't mattered thanks to their bench.
The surging Clippers seek their sixth straight win on Sunday at the expense of the Toronto Raptors, whom they've beaten 12 consecutive times.
Los Angeles (13-6) has assembled a group of skilled scorers that extends beyond its first five. During...
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PHOENIX -- It would be easy (not to mention predictable and reckless) to take a few point-blank shots at the coach.
How about a couple of hackneyed zingers aimed at the front office or the team owner? Hey, not a problem.
But as the Phoenix Suns seventh consecutive loss was being executed to imperfection on Sunday night, the clarity of their predicament became even more obvious...
The way things are going in Phoenix, Alvin Gentry may need to add on a second level to his doghouse. The newest tenant: Michael Beasley. It is hard to pin the Suns losing five straight on Beasley alone, but he is certainly not helping his cause. So it sounds like Gentry may try to remedy his struggles for him with a quick move out of the starting lineup. Gentry said after dropping...