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NBA Weekend Awards: Who takes home the Wilt Chamberlain Trophy?

The second weekend of the NBA playoffs is over, and the only thing we’ve resolved is that the Indiana Pacers are going home, and David Fizdale is not a numbers guy, but he knows when things aren’t adding up. To honor the high achievers and shame the slumpers, we are presenting a set of awards. Because only one team can hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy each year (and it’s the...
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Blake Griffin out for the season with toe injury; how screwed are the Clippers?

Well, this is unfortunate news for the Clippers.After suffering a toe injury during last night’s riveting game 3 win over the Utah Jazz, Griffin was expected to perhaps miss another game or two, even the remainder of the series. But today’s news is much worse: As the Clippers release notes, Griffin had averaged 25 points in the first two games of the series. The injury appeared...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers make late comeback to steal Game 3 from Jazz, but lose Blake Griffin to toe injury

The Los Angeles Clippers erased a 14-point first-half deficit to take down the Utah Jazz 111-106 in Game 3 on Friday night in Salt Lake City. The Clippers hadn’t even even led the game since being up 13-11 midway through the first quarter, until Chris Paul drained this three with four minutes left to give Los Angeles a 97-96 lead: And they wouldn’t lose the lead after that. Los...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivers goes off on reporter over 'dumbest thing I've ever heard'

The Los Angeles Clippers’ first playoff game this year ended as a 97-95 loss to the Utah Jazz thanks to a Joe Johnson buzzer-beater, and head coach Doc Rivers wasn’t happy about it. In his post-game press conference about Saturday’s loss, Rivers was asked about the circumstances that led to that Johnson shot, specifically about the Clippers’ Chris Paul making a game-tying...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce thanks fans for ‘supporting my ups and downs’

Los Angeles Clippers small forward Paul Pierce will play his last game Wednesday night, capping off a likely Hall-of-Fame career. He took to Twitter Wednesday afternoon to thank the fans for supporting him throughout his 19 years in the league. Pierce has played in only 24 games with the Clippers this season. Without a doubt the highlight of this campaign came on February 5, when...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers makes funny Trump reference about defending John Wall

We’re going to build a wall and keep Washington Wizards out. That, more or less, was the sentiment expressed by Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers on Tuesday morning when the OC Register’s Bill Oram asked him about defending Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal. Aware of the reference, Rivers noted “I’m not trying to be corny, but you do have to build a wall...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

5 long-shot NBA title contenders

The 2017 NBA regular season is coming to a close, and the true contenders have now been separated from the pretenders. The Cleveland Cavaliers and either the Golden State Warriors or San Antonio Spurs are the heavy favorites to play in the NBA Finals, with many figuring we will see a repeat of the past two seasons between the Warriors and Cavs. That doesn’t seem like a lock at...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers shoots down rumors about Magic reunion

Doc Rivers, like many, has thus far fallen short of propelling the Los Angeles Clippers to the top of the NBA. But he’s not in any mood to discuss abandoning his current project, either.On Saturday night, Rivers made it clear that he still wants to continue coaching and has no designs on doing it anywhere besides Los Angeles.“Clippers head coach Doc Rivers shot down a question...
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March 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: NBA must adjust back-to-back scheduling

For the second consecutive week, the NBA’s nationally-televised Saturday showcase game became a bit of a farce after one of the teams involved elected to rest their star players. This time, it was the Cleveland Cavaliers, who sat LeBron James and several other regulars against the Los Angeles Clippers in what was the first of a pair of back-to-back games.Clippers coach Doc Rivers...
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March 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Doc Rivers could eventually return to Orlando

Is Doc Rivers already looking at his next destination after his time with the Los Angeles Clippers comes to an end?According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, there is “persistent chatter” that Rivers and the Orlando Magic could reunite at some point in the future.It’s unclear at what point that might be, but Stein says it may be sooner than one might think. The struggling Clippers have...
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March 18, 2017  |  Discuss
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