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Vinny Del Negro
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Clippers
LOS ANGELES -- In the span of one season, the Los Angeles Clippers have transformed from a two-man army, The Blake and Chris Show, into a deep squad, with one of the best benches in the NBA. Every so often, though, the stars come out at night and light up Staples Center. Against Kobe Bryant and Co., it was bound to happen. Chris Paul had a double-double in the first half and finished with 30 points and 13 assists and Blake Griffin had 24 points to lead the Clippers to a 107-102 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night at Staples Center. Without leading reserve Jamal Crawford, who was sidelined by a sore foot suffered Tuesday in their win streak-snapping loss at Denver, the Clippers turned to their two brightest stars to defeat the Lakers for the second time this season. Paul, who had 11 fourth-quarter points, made a fadeaway jumper over Kobe Bryant with 27 seconds left to put the Lakers away after the Clippers nearly surrendered a huge second-half lead. The Clippers l...
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Kobe Bryant may have said the Los Angeles Lakers were “old as s—,” but his 34-year-old body isn’t preventing him from making athletic plays. The Black Mamba stole a pass from Chris Paul and then dunked on the Clippers point guard to make a statement early in Friday’s game at Staples Center.
We see dominant plays like that on a fairly regular basis, but when you consider...
As I noted in my summary of Kobe Bryant’s incredible duel with Chris Paul, the following dunk was just one of Mamba’s many statement plays from Friday night. Personally, I think I most enjoyed the Iverson-esque crossover he used to shake free from Matt Barnes and drain a clutch 20-footer… but the dunk is definitely a close second thanks in large part to the shock factor involved...
Tweet The majority of 34-year-old men are sitting on their couches feeling the effects of middle-age creeping up on them. Not Kobe Bean Bryant, though. In the first quarter of the Lakers game against the Clippers, Kobe intercepted a pass and took off on a fast-break. That’s when he delivered a vicious dunk. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzGolkfK2Ak&feature=youtu.be Chris [...]
Considering that only one team led from start to finish, Friday’s battle for Los Angeles was unsually captivating. Though the “visiting” Lakers were badly outplayed — they trailed by 19 in the fourth quarter and by double digits for approximately half the game — Kobe Bryant, who dropped 16 of his game-high 38 during a cold-blooded fourth-quarter rampage, should’ve had...
“They’re very spectacular. They’re fun to watch. There’s no question about it,” Bryant said Thursday before going a step further. “They have higher jumpers than Showtime, though.”
…Bryant deemed the Clippers championship-worthy.
“Oh, for sure. They’re definitely one of the top contenders,” he said, crediting Chris Paul and Blake Griffin.
“[Paul] is extremely...
Kobe Byrant showed Chris Paul that age is just a number with an electrifying fast break dunk
Mark Jackson and the Golden State Warriors have been a pleasant surprise this season as a Western Conference upstart. One glowing statistic was the Warriors being 2-0 against the Clippers this season.
The Clippers had grown tired of the losses to the Warriors this season and thumped them 115-89 Saturday night. Chris Paul in particular was fired up about the game and wanted the...
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The 12th annual Jordan Brand Classic that showcases the nation’s premier high school all-star game is moving to Michael Jordan’s birthplace. The game will be played in Brooklyn on April 13, 2013 at Barclays Center. The game used to be played in Charlotte, North Carolina.
High school athletes play in this came to show off their talents. They are looking to be the next NBA greats...
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Clippers town
Did the Clippers surpass the Lakers in one night? No. Not at all. Los Angeles is still a Lakers town.
The Clippers though made a big statement on national television once again in holding the Lakers off and earning at least a season split with their cross-hall...