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The Denver Nuggets' most recent victory helped the Los Angeles Clippers clinch their first playoff berth in six years.
It also moved them closer to securing a postseason spot of their own.
Denver seeks its fifth win in six games Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center, but Los Angeles will be looking for a fifth consecutive victory and a third in four tries against the Nuggets this season.
Thanks to the Nuggets' 105-102 victory at Houston on Monday, the Clippers (38-23) had locked up their first playoff berth since 2006 before defeating Oklahoma City 92-77 later in the night.
Blake Griffin scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Los Angeles, which has loftier goals than simply qualifying for the postseason.
"It is something that we're happy about, but by no means is that all we want," Griffin said. "That was one of our goals coming in, but it goes farther than that."
Chris Paul, acquired from New Orleans in December to help turn around a franch...
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Much like Derrick Rose before him, the Clippers star is fed up with all of the hard fouls he perceives he is subjected to on a nightly basis.
Tim Tebow isnt the only player being booed by his new hometown. Chris Paul says he went to the Dodgers game on Sunday with his 2-year-old son and the crowd booed him when he was shown on the Dodger's stadium video screen.
From the AP: ''They booed me bad,'' he said. ''I was just happy that my son didn't know what was going on.''
Blake Griffin has had enough.
After seeing Derrick Rose take a hard foul Sunday night and speak out in frustration, Griffin decided it was time for him to do the same.
"I'm definitely sick of taking hard hits," Griffin said after the Clippers' shoot-around Monday. "...There's a point, I can't remember what game it was, in my mind where I thought this...
Derrick Rose isn’t the only All-Star sick of the beating he’s been taking during games — Blake Griffin is, too. Speaking after the Clippers’ shootaround on Monday, Griffin told reporters he’s fed up taking hits from opposing players.
“I’m definitely sick of taking hard hits,” Griffin said, per the Orange County Register. “…There’s a point, I can’t remember...
Human beings have rooted for the underdog at least since Biblical times. After all, we have never read any tales of any of the battles that Goliath won; we only hear about the one he lost to the scrawny guy with the sling-shot. So it not should come as a surprise if Los Angeles Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin receives less sympathy from NBA observers about being fouled than...
Another day, another high-light real dunk by Los Angeles Clipper Blake Griffin. Griffin, that best dunker in the league, is making a routine of having a high-light real dunk about once every week. Last night was no different as Griffin had a monster dunk against the Denver Nuggets.
This is how the play broke down. Griffin set a pick for Chris Paul at the free throw...
Los Angeles Clippers' All-Star point guard Chris Paul Monday was announced by the NBA as the Pacific Division's winner for the 2011-12 NBA Sportsmanship Award. Paul is joined by Cleveland's Antawn Jamison, Dallas' Jason Kidd, Miami's Shane Battier, Minnesota's Luke Ridnour and New York's Jeremy Lin as finalists for the award.
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As the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder last night, Clippers star Blake Griffin put together another classic moment.
Watch as he makes this impossible circus shot while getting fouled by Thunder forward Serge Ibaka:
As an explosive point guard who loves to slash toward the rim, Derrick Rose tends to take quite a beating. Hard fouls against guys like Rose, Rajon Rondo, and Chris Paul are a common occurrence. However, Rose believes there are players in the league who have been playing too rough with him, and after Charlie Villanueva left the bridge of his nose bloody with a flagrant foul on Sunday...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Nick Young scored 19 points off the bench, Blake Griffin added 17 and Randy Foye 13 to help the playoff-bound Los Angeles Clippers beat the West-leading Oklahoma City Thunder 92-77 on Monday night.
The Clippers had already clinched their first playoff berth in five years before the game began as a result of Houston's three-point loss to Denver, ending the...
Nick Young scored 19 points off the bench, Blake Griffin had 17 points
and 11 rebounds, and Los Angeles dominated play in the second half in
beating Oklahoma City 92-77 on Monday.The
win against the conference-leading Thunder was icing on the cake for
the Clippers, who learned moments before tipoff they had clinched their
first playoff berth since 2005-06.Randy Foye scored...
Nick Young scored 19 points off the bench, Blake Griffin added 17 and Randy Foye 13 to help the playoff-bound Los Angeles Clippers beat the West-leading Oklahoma City Thunder 92-77 on Monday night.
The Clippers had already clinched their first playoff berth in five years before the game began as a result of Houston's three-point loss to Denver, ending the second-longest active...
The Los Angeles Clippers are rolling toward their first playoff berth in six seasons, but they're seeking a loftier goal.
The surging Clippers, in contention for the first division title in franchise history, will try for their second win over the Western Conference-leading Oklahoma City Thunder in less than week Monday night.
Los Angeles (37-23) has won 11 of 13, including...