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Los Angeles Clippers
The first game of the Clippers' longest road trip this season got off to a dreadful start in Minnesota.
Chris Paul and Chauncey Billups sat again with injuries. No surprise there. But forward Matt Barnes, whose temper is frequently his worst enemy, was ejected in the second quarter for a flagrant 2 foul just 3 minutes into the second quarter.
The game had the makings of a disaster. So how did the Clippers still squeeze out a 96-90 win over the Timberwolves?
They made big shots near the end of the game, got critical contributions from a variety of sources and played with resolve in the second half despite their missing pieces.
Those are traits of good teams, and although the Clippers have ebbed and flowed this month after a perfect December, they clearly know how to close out a game when they sense it can be done.
They deserve credit for gathering themselves after the loss of Barnes, who was tossed for throwing a vicious forearm near the neck of Timberwolves center Greg Stie...
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes was given a flagrant foul-2 and ejected in the second quarter against Minnesota on Wednesday night after delivering a forearm to Wolves center Greg Stiemsma.
Stiemsma went to set a screen at the top of the key on Barnes, who tried to shove his way through it. Barnes then hit Stiemsma with a forearm to the chin and was immediately whistled...
Wake Forest will retire the No. 3 jersey of former Demon Deacon All-American Chris Paul during a halftime ceremony at the March 2 game against Maryland.
Paul’s No. 3 will be the 11th Wake Forest jersey honored in the rafters of the Lawrence Joel Coliseum. Paul is the first Deacon to have his number retired since Josh Howard’s No. 5 in January 2004. No Deacon has worn No....
Matt Barnes of the Los Angeles Clippers has been suspended one game without pay for striking Greg Stiemsma of the Minnesota Timberwolves in the neck, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
The incident occurred with 8:26 remaining in the second quarter of the Clippers’ 96-90 victory over the Timberwolves on Wednesday, Jan. 30...
Dwyane Wade will captain the Eastern Conference and Chris Paul will lead the West when All-Star Saturday becomes a team event for the first time.
The conferences will play for $500,000 in charity in Houston on Feb. 16. The winning conference gets $350,000 for its charities, with $150,000 going to the loser's.
The All-Star Saturday events consist of the slam dunk contest, 3...
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and State Farm® today announced that 2013 NBA All-Stars Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade have been named captains for the Western Conference and Eastern Conference teams, respectively, for State Farm All-Star Saturday Night in Houston.
For the first time, State Farm All-Star Saturday Night will feature a format that pits the Western Conference...
Eric Bledsoe has started eight games due to an injury that has Chris Paul sidelined.
The Los Angeles Clippers don't take kindly to being pushed around.
Blake Griffin had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and DeAndre Jordan added 16 points and 12 boards to lift the Los Angeles Clippers to a 96-90 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
Caron Butler had 19 points and Jamal Crawford scored 17 for the Clippers.
Nikola Pekovic had 17 points and 12...
Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes was ejected from the team’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday after violently pushing Greg Stiemsma in the neck during the second quarter.
Barnes may have been upset with a screen from Stiemsma and reacted by pushing the center. He was ejected immediately after being assessed with a flagrant 2 foul.
Stiemsma must have still...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dwyane Wade will captain the Eastern Conference and Chris Paul will lead the West when All-Star Saturday becomes a team event for the first time.
The conferences will play for 500,000 in charity in Houston on Feb. 16. The winning conference gets 350,000 for its charities, with 150,000 going to the loser's.
The All-Star Saturday events consist of the slam dunk...
The NBA is revamping its popular All-Star Weekend festivities and Wade and Los Angeles Clippersstar Chris Paul have been chosen as captains in a new format that will pit the conferences against each other. The league will get final say on the participants but Wade and Paul have been consulted.
Wade said former Marquette teammate and New York Knicks forward Steve Novak would...