Found January 06, 2013 on
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 big win.
Paul remembers in particular how the Warriors reacted during a November win, and as he put via Pro Basketball Talk, ‘the Warriors acted as if they had just won the NBA Title.”
“The first time they beat us here, you would have thought they won the NBA Finals,” Paul [said]. “Then they beat us up there pretty handily, so we wanted to protect our home court. This was the third time we’ve played those guys at the end of a back-to-back, so we knew if we let them get out and run, we’d be in for a long night.”
These are two budding young teams who are etching out their place out west, and it will only get more heated. On a side note, Warriors coach Mark Jackson said he didn’t appreciate how the Clippers were whooping it up and laughing on their bench last night.
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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.
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Chris Paul had 27 points and nine assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and the Los Angeles Clippers set a franchise record with their 12th straight home victory, 115-89 over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.
The Clippers lead the NBA with a 27-8 record, a half-game ahead of Western Conference rivals Oklahoma State and San Antonio. The Clippers won a club-record 17 straight...
The Battle for LA is REAL. Clippers vs. Lakers may not have been an official rivalry before, it’s arrived this season. The Clippers came out aggressive in the first quarter. But Kobe Bryant looked like he wanted to remind Chris Paul that this is still his city. Better call Cliff Paul? The Black Mamba [...]
LOS ANGELES -- Chris Paul had a double-double in the first half and finished with 30 points and 13 assists to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 107-102 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night at Staples Center. Without leading reserve Jamal Crawford, sidelined by a sore foot suffered Tuesday in their win streak-snapping loss at Denver, the Clippers turned to their two...
LOS ANGELES It's not about the Lakers anymore. There might still be a rivalry a battle to stake a claim to LA but the Clippers look at themselves from a different angle, a different standard.
They beat the Lakers 107-102 Friday night at Staples Center and ended a two-game losing streak. The fact it was their co-tenant they beat seemed less important than proving they could...
The NBA always has great commercial. This latest spot directed by Spike Lee features a point guard trifecta featuring Chris Paul, Steve Nash and Magic Johnson. Only special point guards are allowed a seat at this table.
Kobe Bryant steals, dunks on Chris Paul.
LA 107, Los Angeles 102
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