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NBA Injury News:
Last season when the Los Angeles Clippers took on the Memphis Grizzlies, Chauncey Billups was suited up on the bench due to a torn ACL. After missing 60 games this season due to several different injuries, Billups appears to be ready to go for the Clippers' postseason opener.“I’m just excited to be out there and not have to watch, sitting in a suit,” Billups said after Friday’s practice. “It’s great for me. Obviously, I felt like I could help the team last year in the playoffs and this year I’ll have that opportunity. So, I’m just excited, really, to be back at it.”In his 22 games, Billups is averaging 8.4 points and 2.2 assists to go with an incredible 93.4% free throw percentage in 19 minutes per game. In the regular season finale, Billups scored 17 points and iced the game with four free throws near the end of regulation to hold onto the win. Chris Paul had a few words of praise for his teammate.“Chauncey is one of those guys whether he’s in the game or out of the game, once he comes back it’s like he never left.”His presence will undoubtedly be huge for the Clippers in the post-season, but coach Vinny Del Negro will look to limit his minutes early on, according to NBA.com“He’ll be limited,” Del Negro said. “Somewhere in the 20s [minutes], I don’t know where exactly yet." Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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The Los Angeles Clippers were never in trouble as they cruised to a 112-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.
Blake Griffin did not have any “showtime” caliber moments during that game.
But there is plenty leftover from the regular season to fill that void.
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This is a rematch of last year’s series between the Clippers and the Grizzlies. In Game 1, the Grizzlies were all over the Clippers until LA came back from 26 points to win the game. It was a miraculous comeback. The Clipps ended up taking the series in seven games. This year, the Grizzlies look for revenge.
What L.A. needs to do to win: In last year’s series, the Clippers...
Chris Paul admitted after Game 1 that Eric Bledsoe is playing so well that the Clippers will not be able to afford to keep him when he becomes a restricted free agent in 2014. Off the bench, Bledsoe contributed a big 15 points (7-7), four assists and six rebounds in Game 1.
“Bled is one of the best guards in our league,” Paul said after practice Sunday. “I’ve said it all...
In this latest State Farm commercial, Clippers point guard, Chris Paul and his twin brother/State Farm agent, Cliff Paul, reunite over a cup of coffee, sharing tales of their greatest assists.
LOS ANGELES The Grizzlies lost the opener of their first-round playoff series to the Clippers 112-91 Saturday night. These three talking points stood out in the aftermath:
1. Rebounding is no small thing
The Grizzlies were one of the better rebounding teams in the NBA this season, especially on the offensive boards. But they were pounded relentlessly by the Clippers, who held...
Here's a look at the UA Spine Bionic that Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan is wearing in the 2013 NBA Playoffs in their game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chris Paul led seven players in double figures with 23 points, Eric Bledsoe had 15 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 112-91 on Saturday while getting just one dunk in their playoff opener.
Chauncey Billups scored 14 points, and Caron Butler and Jamal Crawford had 13 apiece on a night when Blake Griffin was held to 10 points and five rebounds...
The Los Angeles Clippers played above the rim, not enough to live up to their Lob City moniker but enough to beat Memphis at its own rebounding game.
Chris Paul led seven players in double figures with 23 points, Eric Bledsoe had 15 and the Clippers dominated the boards in a 112-91 victory over the Grizzlies in their Western Conference playoff opener on Saturday.
You would think people would learn to take any comments Charles Barkley makes with a grain of salt by now. He’s wrong half the time anyway.
Barkley, who is an analyst on TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” has said on many occasions that he doesn’t see the Los Angeles Clippers as true title contenders because they have “no toughness.”
Well, Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron...
Chris Paul knows the Clippers will have a difficult time keeping Eric Bledsoe long-term -- much less past this season.
In a season of firsts for their franchise, the Los Angeles Clippers are opening the playoffs with a familiar foe.
Only this time, they own home-court advantage against the Memphis Grizzlies. Both teams finished the regular season with identical 56-26 records and tied for fourth in the Western Conference.
Game 1 is Saturday night at Staples Center.
A year ago, the Clippers opened...