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Brook Lopez had 26 points, including consecutive baskets during the game's decisive stretch, and the Brooklyn Nets shut down the Los Angeles Clippers in the fourth quarter for an 86-76 victory Friday night.
Brooklyn outscored Los Angeles 23-13 during a final period in which Chris Paul had no points, two assists and six fouls. Deron Williams didn't have a great game either, but he improved to 14-4 in the longtime rivalry between two of the NBA's top point guards.
Joe Johnson added 19 points for the Nets, who limited the Clippers to 29 points in the second half and got back on track after losing the final two games of a six-game road trip.
Blake Griffin and Paul each had 14 points for the Clippers, who have dropped two in a row following a six-game winning streak. DeAndre Jordan had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Jamal Crawford finished with 13 points.
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Usually when we’re thinking about Blake Griffin, we’re talking about a gravity defying dunk. Friday night as the Clippers took on the Brooklyn Nets, we’re talking about his defensive skills. Check out this sick block of a Deron Williams dunk attempt in the second quarter. Video via Jose3030
Reggie Evans of the Brooklyn Nets just made NBA history. You will probably ask why? Well is the first player in the NBA to get fined for flopping.
Finally the NBA is doing something about flopping. I have been calling for this for the last couple of years. Over the last couple of years players have been flopping way too much. Basketball was turning into soccer. So the NBA is going...
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - After the Brooklyn Nets lost the last two games of their recent Western road trip, the team's rejuvenated center Brook Lopez knew it was time to get back to business. "I was really disappointed with the way we lost the last two games," Lopez said. "We wanted to come back home and play a big game. It was just a matter of coming out with energy...
For a split second on Friday night, Deron Williams must thought he was just as tall as 6-foot-10 Blake Griffin and 7-foot Ryan Hollins as he leapt up to try to dunk over the towering pair.
The way up must have seemed like an eternity for Williams as he saw Griffin elevating as well, arms outstretched and ready to reject Williams’ offering. Well, we have that entire exchange in...
While I despise the new rule, I hate flopping even more.
Clippers guard Chris Paul had a tough game Wednesday night in Oklahoma City. He had an even tougher game Friday in Brooklyn.
The difference in the two contests: Paul had plenty of company.
If the Clippers are already a bit road weary from their four-game trip this week, they showed it against the Brooklyn Nets, fading in the second half and losing 86-76, their lowest offensive...
Chris Paul's early-season play has the Los Angeles Clippers at 8-3 through their first 11 games of the season.
Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin had a monster block to deny a dunk attempt by Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams in the first quarter of Friday night's NBA game at the Barclays Center.
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Vinny Del Negro confirmed that Caron Butler would start on Friday for the Clippers against the Nets.
ATLANTA—Five Hawks contributed double-digit numbers as they notched their fifth straight win, 104-93 over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Jeff Teague (19 points, 11 assists) and Zaza Pachulia (19 points, 12 rebounds) contributed double-doubles while Lou Williams (18 points), Josh Smith (17) and Al Horford also had strong games on Saturday.
The suddenly-slumping Clippers lost their...
Clearly, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is pretty good at dunking the basketball but he can also play a little defense.In the second quarter of the Brooklyn Nets/Los Angeles Clippers game earlier tonight, watch as Blake turns back a Deron Williams dunk attempt:
Brook Lopez scored 26 points, including consecutive baskets during the game's decisive stretch, and the Brooklyn Nets shut down the Los Angeles Clippers in the fourth quarter for an 86-76 victory Friday night.
Brooklyn outscored Los Angeles 23-13 during a final period in which Chris Paul had no points, two assists and six fouls. Deron Williams didn't have a great game either...
The Los Angeles Clippers are looking to avoid a sub.-500 trip.
A game against the surging Atlanta Hawks could make that difficult for the Pacific Division leaders.
The Clippers will try to avoid a season-high third consecutive loss on Saturday night when the Hawks look to extend their season-best winning streak to five.
After defeating San Antonio 92-87 on Monday to open its trip...