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Just two games into their first playoff run together, the Los Angeles Clippers are already hurting and hobbling. They're hoping a return home will allow everybody to get better quickly.
The Clippers took the day off Thursday after a highly eventful two-game opening set in Memphis. Los Angeles left with a split and seized home-court advantage in the series despite following up one of the biggest comebacks in playoff history with a 105-98 loss Wednesday night.
Before they prepare for their first home playoff game in six years, the Clippers are hoping to get a bit healthier.
Los Angeles lost forward Caron Butler in Game 1 with a freak broken left hand. In Game 2, Mo Williams bruised his right forearm, Eric Bledsoe bruised his left elbow and Nick Young sprained his right thumb.
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Caron Butler has a broken left hand.
Will that stop the Clippers forward from playing Saturday against Memphis?
Maybe. Maybe not.
Either way, the Clippers aren't ruling him out, despite that Butler, who suffered the injury during Game 1 of his team's Western Conference first-round playoff series at Memphis, missed Game 2 on Wednesday. That series is tied, 1-1, heading...
The Los Angeles Clippers are fairly new to the whole playoff thing and their playoff beards reflect this notion.
DeAndre Jordan takes us behind the scenes at a Clippers practice and fills us in on the teams attempt at playoff beards. This team facial hair growing event is usually reserved for playoff hockey teams, but the other basketball team from L.A. decided to give it a...
WHERE THERE'S A WILL...
Despite breaking his hand in Game 1 of the Clippers-Grizzlies series, the forward is holding out hope that he somehow will be able to make a return to playing this postseason.
In the fourth quarter Wednesday night in Memphis, the Clippers looked ready to make their move. Chris Paul had just converted on a four-point play to put the Clippers within four.
But unlike Sunday night, the Clippers weren't able to shake their earlier shortcomings, eventually falling 105-98.
The biggest woes for the Clippers came in three areas -- the offensive glass, turnovers...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. Looking down the Clippers bench in the fourth quarter was a sight for sore eyes and fingers, elbows and forearms.
Seating alongside Caron Butler, his left hand wrapped in a splint, and Chauncey Billups, his left foot in a boot, was Eric Bledsoe, who was grabbing his left elbow, and Mo Williams, who was wincing as he flexed his right forearm. Farther down the line...
Lob City was in full effect last night in the Los Angeles Clippers playoff game against the Memphis Grizzlies. This time for once the best dunker in the league Blake Griffin wasn’t involved. No surprise the best passing point guard in the NBA Chris Paul set up a perfect alley oop to DeAndre Jordan. Along with Griffin Jordan is also one of the best high flyers in the...
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. Looking down the Clippers' bench in the fourth quarter was a sight for sore eyes and fingers, elbows and forearms.
Seated alongside Caron Butler, his left hand wrapped in a splint, and Chauncey Billups, his left foot in a boot, was Eric Bledsoe, who was grabbing his left elbow, and Mo Williams, who was wincing as he flexed his right forearm. Farther down the...
Caron Butler hopes he will be able to return during the Clippers' first round series against Memphis.
Caron Butler, Mo Williams, Eric Bledsoe and Nick Young sustained their injuries in the first two games of their series against a physical Grizzlies' team.
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul scored a game high 29 points while his teammate Blake Griffin added another 22 points on Wednesday night as the Clippers took on the Memphis Grizzlies in the second game of their Post Season match-up at the Fed-Ex Forum. Unfortunately for Los Angeles the two players contributed more than half of the total points scored by the entire team...
The Los Angeles Clippers want to get more physical with the Memphis Grizzlies while reintroducing their long-suffering fans to playoff basketball.
To Blake Griffin, it's simple.
''We have to be the more aggressive team. That's the biggest thing,'' Griffin said Friday.
The Clippers will get their chance in front of a friendly crowd at Staples Center in Game...
I love dunks, but I love aggressive, caveman-like dunks even better. That’s just what NBA viewers received Wednesday night during Game 2 of the round-one Western Conference playoffs between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Memphis Grizzlies. DeAndre Jordan went high as he used Tony Allen as a bit of leverage and in the process emasculated Allen. [...]