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DALLAS On Jan. 1, 2011, Caron Butler went down because of a ruptured right patella tendon at Milwaukee when he played for the Dallas Mavericks, his season ending after knee surgery four days later.
Nearly a year after the injury, Butler played in his first regular-season game, this time as a Clipper when they played at Golden State on Dec. 25.
With the 2011-12 regular season winding down, Butler said he's just starting to get his knee right after the serious injury.
"My legs are getting more and more under me," Butler said. "I feel more and more explosive as time goes on. I'm feeling more comfortable going to the basket and finishing and doing things."
In the process, Butler said, he's having to learn how to play with a group of new players who seem to come and go frequently.
Butler had 13 points on six-for-12 shooting and two rebounds against the Mavericks on Monday night.
"I'm still finding my place on this team," he said. "Your role changes, rightfully so. I'm playing with two superstars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul that have the ball the majority of the time. So it's about just playing off of them and finding my niche.
"It may not be scoring as many points. It may be being a facilitator or hitting the open shot or playing off the baseline or nurturing someone on a play, or whatever the case may be. As long as it ends up with a 'W' win, I'm cool with it."
WILLIAMS SHOWING IMPROVEMENT
Before the Clippers played the Mavericks, Mo Williams was on the court shooting. He has sat out the last six games because of a sprained left big toe.
But Williams felt good enough to shoot and to say he hopes to play soon.
"I think I can be ready by the end of this week," he said. "I hope that's the case. I've been working hard to get ready."
The Clippers play at Sacramento on Thursday and against the Kings again on Saturday at Staples Center.
CLIPPERS START OFF APRIL RIGHT WAY
The Clippers finished off a harrowing month of March in which they played 20 games in 31 days.
Even with that in the bank, the Clippers knew that April presented a tough challenge as well.
They started the month having to play 14 games, nine on the road.
The Clippers started April with a victory over Dallas.
"We knew that we had 14 games left and nine of them on the road, so it's good to start off with a win like this, especially knowing that we control our own destiny," Paul said. "Right now we don't have to look at the standings and say 'you hope this team loses, you hope this team wins.' As long as we win, we'll be fine."
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We’ve featured a few sweet Blake Griffin dunks on this site before, but on Monday night while everyone was watching the NCAA Championship Game, he unleashed one of his best.
Griffin’s one-handed put-back dunk against the Dallas Mavericks was simply incredible.
In the above video Griffin sends the ball across the floor to Randy Foye, who misses a 3-pointer. For some reason...
Blake Griffin was at it again Wednesday doing what he does best: throwing down ridiculously fierce dunks. He scored the Clippers’ first points in their game against the Lakers by following a Randy Foye missed three with a dunk over Pau Gasol. Griffin just gets so high and dunks with so much power it’s embarrassing for other players.
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The Los Angeles Clippers moved within a game of the Mighty Lakers last night as Randy Foye hit 8 three pointers to give the Clippers a 94-75 win over the Dallas Mavericks last night giving the Clippers their sixth win in a row. The Clippers controlled the game for the start outscoring Dallas in every quarter. Foye had 28 points and the Clippers are close to catching the once Mighty...
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DALLAS (AP) -- Randy Foye had 28 points with a career-high eight 3-pointers and the Los Angeles Clippers won their sixth consecutive game, 94-75 over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night for their longest winning streak in two decades.
Blake Griffin had 15 points and 16 rebounds for the Clippers, who last won six in a row in March 1992. Griffin had scored 20 points in each of the...
In the last post, we featured Clippers star Blake Griffin dunking on Pau Gasol off of a missed shot but later in the same game, Griffin got Gasol again.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andrew Bynum scored 36 points, Kobe Bryant added 31 and the first-place Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Clippers 113-108 on Wednesday night, widening their Pacific Division lead to 2 games over the second-place Clippers and snapping their rival's winning streak at six games.
By taking two out of three against their Staples Center co-tenants, the Lakers also...
Chris Paul said he injures his elbow "all the time."
Randy Foye had 28 points with a career-high eight 3-pointers and
the Los Angeles Clippers won their sixth consecutive game, 94-75
over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night for their longest winning
streak in two decades.
Not once, but twice during the battle for LA- That’s Lakers vs. Clippers- Blake Griffin made an example of Pau Gasol and took his soul via dunks. TWICE. Here’s the second one Andrew Bynum’s face after that dunk says it all… Do they still sell NBA posters? I absolutely would find some place to [...]
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