Found April 12, 2012 on
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Vinny Del Negro
Oklahoma City Thunder
Los Angeles Clippers
OKLAHOMA CITY As the clock wound down, Chris Paul bounced the ball up and down, staring face-to-face with one of the league's best defenders, Thabo Sefalosha, and assessing his options. Then, as the moment of decision neared, Kendrick Perkins, the fearsome center, jumped out to help hem him in.
No matter. Paul split them and cut toward the lane, which prompted Russell Westbrook, one of basketball's best athletes, to abandon Randy Foye on the 3-point line and lunge toward him.
Paul knew Westbrook would be too late coming from the right, but he also sensed Serge Ibaka, the NBA's best shot blocker, coming from the left.
So Paul lofted his layup high in the air, leaving nothing for Ibaka's outstretched hand, and watched it kiss off the glass, rattle off the rim and drop in.
This moment of brilliance, with 8.8 seconds left barely beat the shot clock and barely beat Oklahoma City, 100-98, when Kevin Durant missed a contested 3-pointer just before the buzzer.
It is t...
BEST OF MAXIM
We have seen Blake Griffin give defenders nightmares in the form of posters time after time this year and Serge Ibaka is now the latest victim. Blake Griffin took flight when the Clippers took on the Thunder on Wednesday night and he wasn’t about to let Serge Ibaka stand in his way. To be technically correct Ibaka did stand in Blake’s way, but it didn’t matter as Blake...
Clippers forward Blake Griffin has quickly become one of the best dunkers in NBA history. It seems like the guy has dunked in the face of just about every active big game in the game. But we’ve finally found his weakness.
Thursday against the Timberwolves, Griffin had a wide open fast break dunk following a Clippers steal. And then this happened…
And there we have his kryptonite...
Clippers meet their rebounding match in Memphis
Of all the teams in the NBA, the Memphis Grizzlies might be as well equipped to keep the Clippers below the rim.
Monday in Memphis, the Grizzlies limited the Clippers' chances at the basket in the half court and dominated the offensive glass on crucial possessions.
"They are one of the best rebounding teams in the league...
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MINNEAPOLIS While the Clippers got their house in order, turning themselves from a flailing and fragile team into one that once again resembles a player in the Western Conference, Mo Williams sat and watched.
The sedentary life meant daily foot massages, turns on the elliptical trainer and, lately, trash talking his way through 1-on-1 games with teammates. It also meant an extra...
Chris Paul scored 31 points, including the game-winning shot on a layup with 8.8 seconds left, lifting the Los Angeles Clippers to a 100-98 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night that kept them in position for home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
Paul got past Thunder defensive specialist Thabo Sefolosha and squeezed the ball onto the rim past...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Los AngelesClippers guard Mo Williams returned to the lineup against Minnesota on Thursdaynight after missing the previous 11 games with a sprained big toe on his leftfoot.
Williams was injured March 22 atNew Orleans and entered at the start of the second quarter against the Wolves.Williams is averaging 13.6 points this season and has been one of theiroffensive...
The Los Angeles Clippers have been awful forever. Now they have the fourth best record in the Western Conference though. As a result of the winning culture they've created in two months however, fourth best isn't enough for them I guess. Reports are seemingly everywhere that they're coach should maybe lose his job because he's maybe lost the locker room. When asked...
During this year’s All-Star game Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant had on specially designed shoes for the occasion. For tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers Durant will once again wore unique sneakers, ones part of a campaign by Nike with a worthy cause. Here’s a little about N7 from the website. [...]
The Oklahoma City Thunder set another ratings record Wednesday night. In other news, Heat/Bulls earned solid numbers for TNT, and ESPN’s Wednesday Night Baseball lost in the ratings to both the NBA and NHL. Clippers/Thunder Sets Record in OKC: Wednesday’s Clippers/Thunder NBA regular season game drew a 10.0 rating on Fox Sports Oklahoma, the highest rating ever for a Thunder...
Entrenched in a tight playoff race, Blake Griffin is fully aware of possible playoff scenarios, but realizes the most important thing is simply that the Los Angeles Clippers win.
They haven't done a good job of that, however, against the lowly Golden State Warriors.
Winners of 10 of 12, the surging Clippers look to inch closer to securing their first playoff berth in six years...
Serge Ibaka leads the NBA in block shots, and this isn’t one of them. We will await to see how Ibaka handles this on Twitter
No matter who the Clippers are playing, the opponent knows that the liklihood that one of it’s members will end up on Blake Griffin’s highlight reel is HIGH!. The latest member of this elite group, Oklahoma City Thunder’s own Serge Ibaka. This one isn’t devestating, Serge defended the play. Most important, the Clippers walked away [...]