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Vinny Del Negro
Los Angeles Clippers
LOS ANGELES Stop us if youve heard this one before
Its a familiar story with a familiar finish, one in which the Clippers starters yield to their bench in a tight game and spend the fourth quarter acting as cheerleaders from their courtside seats.
In their first 20 games of the season, the Clippers have become used to this script. It has helped them to a 14-6 record and six consecutive victories after Sundays 102-83 win over the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center. Get used to it.
Even with such NBA luminaries as Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, the Clippers dont lose much when they call on their reserves. In fact, when their starters have difficulty on defense or are unable to pull away in the second half, coach Vinny Del Negro has no trouble calling on his bench.
Had Matt Barnes not been ejected for a brief skirmish with Raptors guard John Lucas with 1 minute, 36 seconds left in the game, the Clippers would have enjoyed a stretch in which their starters did not play the fourth qu...
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The National Basketball Association today announced that Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, December 3rd, through Sunday, December 9th.
Griffin averaged a pointrebound double-double in leading the Clippers to four wins in as many games. Among Western Conference players, Griffin ranked ninth...
Losing streaks can do nasty things to teams. Losses, particularly on a team that expects to compete for championships, bring frustrations to the surface and a search for what is going wrong.
The Clippers snapped a four-game losing streak two weeks ago with a victory against the Timberwolves. That losing streak though began testing Los Angeles and the team's role as contender...
Jamal Crawford led a fourth-quarter rally with 13 of his 21 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Phoenix 117-99 on Saturday, winning their fifth in a row while sending the Suns to their season-worst sixth straight loss.
Blake Griffin added 24 points, and Chris Paul had 16 points and 11 assists. Crawford made all four of his free throws to extend his streak to 55 in a row since...
LOS ANGELES Late Saturday morning, Phoenix Suns coach Alvin Gentry stood outside the visiting team's locker room at Staples Center and declared the Clippers' reserves the best bench in the NBA.
"I don't think it's even close," he said.
By Saturday afternoon, Gentry and the Suns saw it firsthand. They were mowed down by a third-quarter rout at the hands...
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Jamal Crawford led a fourth-quarter rally by the reserves with 16 points and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated Toronto 102-83 on Sunday to win their sixth in a row while handing the Raptors their 10th consecutive road loss.
The backups gave the Clippers their first double-digit lead of the game after Toronto kept it close through the first three periods before dropping its fourth...
Lamar Odom is losing weight, regaining playing shape and producing for the Clippers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) --The bench bailed out the Clippers again.
Jamal Crawford led a fourth-quarter rally with 13 of his 21 points, and Los Angeles beat Phoenix 117-99 on Saturday, winning its fifth in a row while sending the Suns to their season-worst sixth straight loss.
"Thank the bench because the starters were struggling," Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said. "They...
By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jamal Crawford led a fourth-quarter rally by the reserves with 16 points and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated Toronto 102-83 on Sunday to win their sixth in a row while handing the Raptors their 10th consecutive road loss. The backups gave the Clippers their first double-digit [...]The post Los Angeles Clippers Win Sixth Straight...
The Los Angeles Clippers' starters haven't always performed up to par recently.
It hasn't mattered thanks to their bench.
The surging Clippers seek their sixth straight win on Sunday at the expense of the Toronto Raptors, whom they've beaten 12 consecutive times.
Los Angeles (13-6) has assembled a group of skilled scorers that extends beyond its first five. During...
The Los Angeles Clippers have won six in a row as they continue to get a boost from one of the best benches in the NBA.
While the Chicago Bulls don't figure to reach their full potential until Derrick Rose comes back, they've also gotten hot of late.
Having enjoyed lots of recent success in Chicago, the Clippers try for their first seven-game run in 21 seasons Tuesday night...