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The NBA Rivalry Should Be Worth It In the Playoffs

The National Basketball Association regular season is over. The playoffs are here. Although a sports rivalry is exhilarating and entertaining the world, there is an anticipation that the hatred and animosity between two NBA teams arise in the playoffs, which will begin on Saturday, April 19. As soon as the NBA playoffs begin, the war begins. It should be worth it in the playoffs...
Via Total Sports Live
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 NBA Playoff storylines

The NBA Playoffs start Saturday Finally, the 2013-2014 NBA playoffs are here! And with this year’s playoffs come something the NBA has NEVER seen. The three NBA mecca cities of Boston, New York and Los Angeles (Lakers) will not be representing their squads this spring for the first time ever. But lets get real, this isn’t 1987, thus the NBA has grown to the point where nobody...
Via Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What Moves Can The Boston Celtics Do To Come Back Strong Next Season?

The Boston Celtics are one of the several powerhouse teams in the NBA which failed to even make it to the playoffs this season. Of course, such a course was widely expected this season, as Danny Ainge decided to initiate a rebuilding process, when he traded away not only Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, but also the longtime Head Coach of the team, Doc Rivers. So, what’s next for...
Via Celtics Today
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin Receives 16th Technical Of The Season

Clippers forward Blake Griffin has stepped his game up this season. Blake has added range to his game this season under head coach Doc Rivers. This season, Griffin has played with more aggression. But that has translated into more technical fouls. Once you reach 16 techs in a season, the player is suspended for a game. Tuesday night Blake received number 16 as the Clippers and Nuggets...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin's 16th technical triggers one game suspension

Clippers forward Blake Griffin and guard J.J. Redick will not travel with the team for its final regular-season game Wednesday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Clippers coach Doc Rivers already had planned on resting Redick, but the decision to give Griffin the night off was essentially taken out of his hands Tuesday night when Griffin picked up his 16th technical foul in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

5 things: Clippers thump Nuggets, set franchise record for wins

LOS ANGELES -- Another game, another milestone. It seems like it's been that way ever since Chris Paul first donned the Clipper red, white and blue. Once again, the Clippers broke their franchise record for wins at home and overall in a season on Tuesday night, defeating the Nuggets 117-105 for their 34th home win and 57th win overall. As has often been the case whenever the...
Via Fox Sports West
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers opting for rest, not playoff position

LOS ANGELES -- It turns out the Clippers do have something to play for. If the stars align favorably Wednesday night, they can still finish with the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs. But don't count on it. In fact, don't bet on it. The Clippers won their final regular-season home game, beating the Denver Nuggets 117-105 Tuesday night at Staples Center, and setting...
Via Fox Sports West
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Los Angeles Clippers Contenders or Pretenders?

Are the Los Angeles Clippers Contenders or Pretenders? With one game left in their regular season, the Los Angeles Clippers are comfortably on top of the Pacific Division standings and own the 3rd seed in the tough Western Conference. While their 56 wins have tied their franchise best, many people are still asking if the Clippers are really contenders, or just pretenders.To answer...
Via Fantasy Basketball Money Leagues
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stevens said the Celtics didn't get a clean look in the end, do you agree?

The last play of the game wasn't shocking to me. It's happened before, and it happens often. As great as Rondo is, he has a flaw, and it's an issue that former Celtic greats point out. It's also obvious to many Celtics fans. Rondo's over dribbling of the basketball can hurt the Celtics, more often then not. Rondo was a +24 during Monday's game against Philly...
Via Celtics Today
3 days ago  |  Discuss

5 things: Clippers grind down Kings as boredom sets in

LOS ANGELES -- The Clippers are bored, and it's understandable. Regardless of the outcomes of their final two games, they are locked into the three seed. More important, they are nursing injuries to a few key players, and with the bloodbath that is the Western Conference playoffs looming, objective No. 1 is getting to the postseason in one piece. Games against lottery teams are...
Via Fox Sports West
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Rondo deserves to be benched for his bad habits?

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “Part of this thing is, Rondo has developed bad habits from playing with Doc Rivers’ team. That was an experienced, elderly team. They weren’t pressing the issue. They executed plays to perfection.” “This...
Via Red's Army
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy Heinsohn says Rajon Rondo has 'bad habits' from Doc Rivers' team, should be benched at times

After the Celtics blew a 9-point 4th quarter lead last night for their 9th consecutive loss, Tommy Heinsohn was not too pleased during the postgame show.  Tommy seemed to put a lot of the blame for the defeat on Rajon Rondo, in particular for his failure to push the ball up the floor in the final period.  Said Heinsohn (watch the video from CSNNE):Rondo has developed bad habits...
Via Celtics Life
8 days ago  |  Discuss

5 things: Thunder deliver a message to Clippers

LOS ANGELES -- Logic dictates that if you contain Kevin Durant, you'll beat the Thunder. On Wednesday night, the Clippers learned firsthand that that's just not true. Despite a 8-for-26 shooting performance from the consensus MVP, Oklahoma City kept Los Angeles at bay, leading by as many as 17 points before nearly collapsing in the final frame. Yet again, the Clippers managed...
Via Fox Sports West
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers miss opportunity in loss vs. Thunder

LOS ANGELES -- The Clippers couldn't have been more discouraged Wednesday night. They had a chance to make a statement. They also had a chance to get closer to the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs. They lost on both counts. What could have been a significant victory turned into a 107-101 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center, dropping the Clippers 2...
Via Fox Sports West
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers On KD: “The Single Most Difficult Guy To Defend”

On the eve of their showdown against Oklahoma City, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers gave high praise to 3-time scoring champion Kevin Durant. “He’s already the single most difficult guy to defend” in the NBA. “I’ve said that for three years,” Rivers said Tuesday, on the eve of his team’s showdown with the Thunder in a game that could determine the top three...
Via BlackSportsOnline
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers notes: Setting up playoff picture, Hedo retires, injury updates

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- To Clippers coach Doc Rivers, it's just another game on the NBA schedule. But Wednesday night could be the most significant game his team plays this season. When the Clippers host the Oklahoma City Thunder starting at 7 p.m. on Prime Ticket, the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs could be at stake. The Thunder play in Sacramento on Tuesday night...
Via Fox Sports West
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Jamal Crawford ‘Certainly’ Should Win Sixth Man Award

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers feels strongly about Jamal Crawford’s production this season for the Clips. Rivers believes Crawford’s play warrants the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award, as tweeted by the Clippers’ official Twitter page: Doc said he “certainly” thinks @JCrossover should win 6th Man of the Year. “He’s just been fantastic” — Los Angeles...
Via Basketball Bicker
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers does not like thought of Jamal Crawford being out until playoffs

Clippers coach Doc Rivers shudders at the thought of guard Jamal Crawford not playing again until the playoffs begin. It just doesn’t bode well for a player to miss so many games down the stretch of the regular season, then expect him to be all he has been with a flip of a switch. “I don’t know, I hope not. But, yeah, it’s looking like that,” Rivers said ahead of Sunday’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Glen Davis Is Expected To Leave The Clippers In Free Agency

image from: clipperblog.com Glen Davis didn’t have a smooth landing when he descended into Clipperland from the Magic Kingdom. What was thought to be a joyous reunion with Doc Rivers has ended up being nothing close to anything joyful or happy. According to Pro Basketball Talk, Davis isn’t expected to return to the Clippers in free agency this summer, citing Gary Washburn of...
Via Pass The Pill
11 days ago  |  Discuss

5 things: Clippers crush Lakers for third straight game

LOS ANGELES -- Fans in attendance of Sunday afternoon's Clippers-Lakers game expecting another historic blowout were certainly disappointed. They had to settle for a 120-97 Clipper drubbing instead, a 25-point drop-off from the last time the hallway rivals met exactly one month ago. Despite shooting over 60 percent and dominating the glass, the Clippers turned the ball over 12...
Via Fox Sports West
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Never mind the rivalry, Clippers focused on their own play

LOS ANGELES -- No one really mentioned the Lakers. Or the neighborhood rivalry. The Clippers have clearly moved beyond that topic. Their interest now is getting healthy, fixing the little things, working as a collective unit toward the playoffs and making a deep run when they get there. "We've been saying for a while now, it's about us," Chris Paul said. "Doc...
Via Fox Sports West
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks finally foil Clippers' plans

The Clippers have traveled a very specific road against the Dallas Mavericks in their previous games – go down by double digits, come back and steal the win. Thursday, that path finally turned treacherous, as the Clippers fell, 113-107, to the Mavericks at Staples Center. Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, sinking two free throws in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

5 things: Clips' comeback falls short against Mavs

LOS ANGELES -- The Mavericks have dominated the season series with the Clippers. You just wouldn't know it by the final scores of their first three meetings. For the fourth time this season, the Mavs led the Clippers for a majority of the game. For the first time this season, however, the Mavs finally hung onto a double-digit fourth-quarter lead, defeating the Clippers 113-107...
Via Fox Sports West
14 days ago  |  Discuss

5 things: Clips' comebacks falls short against Mavs

LOS ANGELES -- The Mavericks have dominated the season series with the Clippers. You just wouldn't know it by the final scores of their first three meetings. For the fourth time this season, the Mavs led the Clippers for a majority of the game. For the first time this season, however, the Mavs finally hung onto a double-digit fourth-quarter lead, defeating the Clippers 113-107...
Via Fox Sports West
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tired Clippers run out of miracles in loss to Mavericks

LOS ANGELES -- The Clippers have been in this predicament three times this season against the Dallas Mavericks. Thursday night marked a fourth. A double-digit deficit. A comeback win. A sense of confidence. They almost pulled it off again. But as coach Doc Rivers said afterward, "We ran out of miracles." They came close but lost to the Mavs 113-107. Down 12 points with...
Via Fox Sports West
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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