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Doc's Head Games:
Is it just coincidence the Clippers haven't lost a game with Chauncey Billups back on the bench? Had he traveled with the team during the disheartening triple game road trip would there have been all the talk about L.A. threatening to denounce Vinny Del Negro as coach? Painting a picture of frenzy in the Clips locker room? Most likely. It's not as if the Clippers are blowing teams out of the water in these recent home wins, helping them to their first four game win streak since February.But one thing's for sure. Billups makes them better. On the court. On the bench. Standing on the sideline. Just being there.Chris Paul says it's no secret that Billups gives them an advantage. A sounding board. A winning presence. He needs to travel with the team.Last night, towards the end of the tight battle between Portland and L.A., the ESPN camera caught a great angle of the Clippers huddle: Del Negro squatted in a typical coaching position, five players sitting in front of him.B...
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The LA Clippers victory last night over Portland was followed by an epic fail by singer Mark McGrath. He was in the front row and went in for a quick fist bump from Chris Paul after the game and was denied in epic fashion. Not sure if Paul just didn't see the attempt or chose to ignore it, but I got a good laugh out of it either way. Seriously McGrath, that was the weakest...
LOS ANGELES The picture of Chris Paul sitting on the bench next to two backcourt mates in street clothes, Mo Williams and Chauncey Billups, and grimacing as two trainers huddled around, working on his right elbow was not necessarily worth a thousand words.
Not when two would suffice: Uh, oh.
"I said to myself, 'This can't be happening right now,'" said Clippers...
Chris Paul made a driving layup with 5 seconds to go, lifting the Los Angeles Clippers over the Portland Trail Blazers 98-97 on Friday night as they tied their season high with their fourth straight victory.
Paul, Blake Griffin and Randy Foye led six Clippers in double figures with 20 points each. Caron Butler and DeAndre Jordan had 12 each, and Nick Young added 10. Griffin had...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chris Paul scored 26 points, Blake Griffin added 24 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Utah Jazz 105-96 on Saturday night to win their fifth in a row for the first time since 2006.
Randy Foye added 17 points and DeAndre Jordan had 10 rebounds for the surging Clippers, who have won six straight at home and are a game behind the first-place Lakers in the Pacific...
After Chris Paul sank a last-second shot to beat the Blazers, the Clippers star was shown high-fiving fans. Check out the middle-aged man in the vest who gets snubbed by Paul.
That’s no ordinary middle-aged, vest wearing man. That’s Mark McGrath. You know, from Sugar Ray. “Iiii just wanna fly.” You know that song.
This really DID happen!! Apparently, Reggie Evans was trying to get a point across during the Clippers and New Orleans game, which the Clippers did win (97-85) This happened at the 4:23 mark in the 2nd quarter, and will cost him $25,000 for the profane gesture. Next time Reggie, just suck it up and deal [...]
Chris Paul scored 26 points, Blake Griffin added 24 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Utah Jazz 105-96 on Saturday night to win their fifth in a row for the first time since 2006.
Randy Foye added 17 points and DeAndre Jordan had 10 rebounds for the surging Clippers, who have won six straight at home and are a game behind the first-place Lakers in the Pacific Division. They...
If you were looking for the dunk of the night in the NBA, it came courtesy of Portland Trail Blazers forward J.J. Hickson.
During the Blazers game against the Clippers, Hickson soared over Clippers center DeAndre Jordan for a sick one-handed jam:
Chris Paul hit the winning shot for the Clippers in their 98-97 victory over the Trail Blazers Friday, and by virtue of being the game’s hero, he got to choose who he engaged in his postgame celebration. CP3 spread the love by high-fiving some fans, but he left Sugar Ray singer and noted Lakers fan Mark McGrath hanging on a fist pound. Maybe Paul didn’t notice McGrath’s fist...
A week ago, the Los Angeles Clippers were struggling and their coach's job was seemingly in jeopardy.
Now, the Clippers will try to win five straight for the first time in over five years Saturday night when they host the Utah Jazz.
After losing three in a row and failing to reach 100 points in nine straight games, Los Angeles appears to be back on track with four consecutive...
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Tonight the Trailblazers look to win back-to-back games for the first time in 2 months and to do that they will have to beat a Clippers’ team that has won 3 in a row and is 18-8 at home.
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Portland TrailBlazers (24-27) at L.A. Clippers (29-21)
When: 10:30 PM ET, Friday, March 30, 2012
A lengthy stay at home appeared to provide just what the Los Angeles Clippers needed to end their struggles on the court and put aside any distractions off it.
The Clippers, though, will be on the road for much of the rest of the season starting Monday night against the Dallas Mavericks, winners of 10 in a row at home in the series.
Los Angeles entered its five-game homestand after...