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Tweet As has been the case since he entered the NBA in 2008 it’s generally a good idea to know where DeAndre Jordan is when attempting to finish around the rim because he’s one of the better shot blockers in the league. Markieff Morris of the Phoenix Suns apparently either underestimated Jordan’s skills or [...]
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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...
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...
PHOENIX -- It would be easy (not to mention predictable and reckless) to take a few point-blank shots at the coach.
How about a couple of hackneyed zingers aimed at the front office or the team owner? Hey, not a problem.
But as the Phoenix Suns seventh consecutive loss was being executed to imperfection on Sunday night, the clarity of their predicament became even more obvious...
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...
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...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Rookie Andrew Nicholson scored nine of his career-high 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Orlando Magic pulled away to hand the Phoenix Suns their seventh loss in a row, 98-90 on Sunday night.
Nicholson made 9 of 11 shots and grabbed nine rebounds, also the best of his young career.
J.J. Redick scored 17 of his 20 points in the first half for the Magic in the...
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...
PHOENIX (AP) -- A smooth rookie led the Orlando Magic to a successful end of a long road trip.
Andrew Nicholson scored nine of his career-high 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Magic pulled away to hand the Phoenix Suns their seventh loss in a row, 98-90 on Sunday night.
"I am going out there playing hard," he said. "They are just trusting me."
(7-12) vs. (7-14)
Time/TV: 8 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Suns by 4
Tickets: $4-$152 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Won 115-94 in Orlando on Nov. 4; Tonight in Phoenix