Membership
Get unlimited digital access. Try it today for only $0.99.

CLIPPERS

CLIPPERS NEWS

Doc Rivers and Paul Pierce prepare for an emotional return to Boston

Doc Rivers has been back to Boston twice already as coach of the Clippers, memorably tearing up as he spoke about the reception he received upon his initial return in December 2013. Going back to TD Garden has become even more routine for Paul Pierce, who made four trips the last two seasons while...

CLIPPERS PHOTO GALLERIES

MORE CLIPPERS NEWS

  • DeAndre Jordan says Clippers didn't have right mind-set in loss to Timberwolves

    DeAndre Jordan says Clippers didn't have right mind-set in loss to Timberwolves

    It would have been easy for the Clippers to blame the officials for their loss to the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves (15-36) on Wednesday night at Staples Center. Instead, the Clippers, mostly, pointed fingers at themselves for the defeat. The technical foul Chris Paul was assessed with 20.6 seconds...

  • Five takeaways from the Clippers' 108-102 loss to Minnesota

    Five takeaways from the Clippers' 108-102 loss to Minnesota

    The Clippers dropped a game to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night, ending a four-game winning streak. Here are some takeaways from the 108-102 loss at Staples Center. 1. Chris Paul picked up his eighth technical foul of the season (placing him third on the list of NBA players with the...

  • Chris Paul's technical is costly in Clippers' loss to Timberwolves, 108-102

    Chris Paul's technical is costly in Clippers' loss to Timberwolves, 108-102

    The poor history Chris Paul has with referee Lauren Holtkamp became an issue again at the worst possible time for the Clippers on Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Paul was called for a technical foul with 20.6 seconds left and the Clippers trailing by two points in a game they...

  • Clippers lose to Minnesota, 108-102, ending four-game winning streak

    Clippers lose to Minnesota, 108-102, ending four-game winning streak

    The Clippers had their four-game winning streak snapped, dropping a 108-102 game to the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night at Staples Center. It was the Timberwolves' first win over the Clippers at Staples Center in almost four years, a run of 14 games. The Clippers were down by two points...

  • Still no decision on Blake Griffin punishment

    Still no decision on Blake Griffin punishment

    The Clippers continue to wait for the NBA to make a decision on what punishment it will hand down on Blake Griffin. The investigation into the fight Griffin had with assistant equipment manager Matias Testi at a restaurant in Toronto has been ongoing for a little more than a week, leaving the Clippers...

  • Clippers report: J.J. Redick gets a new forum with weekly podcast

    Clippers report: J.J. Redick gets a new forum with weekly podcast

    J.J. Redick is known for covering a lot of ground, so give him nearly an hour and there's no shortage of topics he might address. The Clippers shooting guard said he thinks small ball is here to stay in the NBA. He would prefer the All-Star game rosters be expanded to 15 players in each conference....

  • Lakers' Week 14 in review: Losses do not stop

    Lakers' Week 14 in review: Losses do not stop

    Through Week 14, the Lakers continued to lose without interruption. While the week opened with Kobe Bryant telling his young teammates to take responsibility, the team fell short at home on Tuesday against the Dallas Mavericks, 92-90. The game was supposed to be Bryant's final battle against Dirk...

  • As for Clippers substitutions, going small can have a big benefit

    As for Clippers substitutions, going small can have a big benefit

    Doc Rivers used a politically incorrect term to describe the smallish stature of a reserve lineup that has featured three and occasionally four guards in recent games. "I tell them in the huddles they're a bunch of midgets," the Clippers coach said Sunday, "so if you're going to be out there you...

  • Five takeaways from the Clippers' 120-93 victory over Chicago

    Five takeaways from the Clippers' 120-93 victory over Chicago

    Doc Rivers could probably make millions on the damage-control circuit. His Clippers won a playoff series against the Golden State Warriors while ensnared in the Donald Sterling fiasco and continue to win amid a recent brouhaha in which All-Star forward Blake Griffin punched a team assistant equipment...

  • DeAndre Jordan is a presence as the Clippers beat the Chicago Bulls, 120-93

    DeAndre Jordan is a presence as the Clippers beat the Chicago Bulls, 120-93

    The Clippers are doing all sorts of strange things these days. They're using lineups that include four guards, asking shooting guards to play power forward, and giving up a handful of inches defensively at several positions. One thing hasn't changed: DeAndre Jordan is still manning center. "It's...

  • Clippers' Blake Griffin will have more time to recover from quadriceps injury

    Clippers' Blake Griffin will have more time to recover from quadriceps injury

    Blake Griffin's bothersome quadriceps shouldn't be an issue by the time he plays his next game for the Clippers.Then there's his broken right hand, which could hurt him even if it's not painful.Griffin injured his shooting hand when he punched a team assistant equipment manager on Jan. 23 in Toronto,...

  • Clippers beat Chicago Bulls, 120-93, for fourth consecutive victory

    Clippers beat Chicago Bulls, 120-93, for fourth consecutive victory

    Jamal Crawford did more in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter than many bench players can do in a game. He had a pair of old-fashioned three-point plays, beat the defense with a crossover dribble that led to a driving layup and flung a pass to Wesley Johnson in the corner for a three-pointer....

  • Clippers' Lance Stephenson picks up his game with Paul Pierce resting

    Clippers' Lance Stephenson picks up his game with Paul Pierce resting

    DeAndre Jordan liked what he saw as he walked into the interview room late Friday night. "Born Ready!" Jordan yelled, acknowledging the nickname of the Clippers teammate situating himself behind a table to take questions. "Hey, what's up?" Lance Stephenson responded earnestly. Fun is usually involved...

  • Lakers' D'Angelo Russell trying to turn criticism into motivation

    Lakers' D'Angelo Russell trying to turn criticism into motivation

    After a poor performance in the Lakers' loss to the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, rookie guard D'Angelo Russell called himself out for "lackadaisical" play. Both Russell and the Lakers were more competitive on Friday, visiting the Clippers, but 18 turnovers doomed the team to their ninth straight...

  • Five takeaways from the Clippers' 105-93 win over the Lakers

    Five takeaways from the Clippers' 105-93 win over the Lakers

    The Lakers (9-40) lost their ninth-straight game, falling to the Clippers (31-16), who won their third in a row.  Here are five takeaways from the Clippers' 105-93 win over the Lakers at Staples Center. 1. Chris Paul scoring 27 with seven assists isn't surprising.  DeAndre Jordan pulling down 17...

  • Chris Paul's 27 points lead Clippers past the Lakers, 105-93

    Chris Paul's 27 points lead Clippers past the Lakers, 105-93

    They are two teams dealing with their own set of issues, but only the Clippers have been able to withstand their problems while the Lakers just remain in the same poor state. On Friday night, the shadow of Blake Griffin's absence loomed over the Clippers, his right hand injured from a punch he...

  • With Lakers flailing and L.A. there for the taking, Clippers fumble a chance thanks to Blake Griffin

    With Lakers flailing and L.A. there for the taking, Clippers fumble a chance thanks to Blake Griffin

    Silly Clippers. This was supposed to be their turn to lie out in the sun, to leave the Staples Center basement while the Lakers kept tumbling down the stairwell. Their first chance came last May with a 3-1 series lead over Houston, and need it be rehashed? Their second chance was now. Or more accurately,...

  • Clippers' Doc Rivers says Blake Griffin feels awful about Toronto incident

    Clippers' Doc Rivers says Blake Griffin feels awful about Toronto incident

    The only sign of Blake Griffin at tipoff Friday night was a massive banner of the power forward far above the Staples Center court, his mouth agape and his arm muscles rippling. Looming much larger over the Clippers was continuing uncertainty about when they might see the real-life version back...

  • No Blake Griffin sighting at tonight's Clippers game

    No Blake Griffin sighting at tonight's Clippers game

    There won’t be any Blake Griffin sighting at tonight’s Clippers-Lakers game. Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said Griffin was not here so that his team could focus on playing the Lakers. Another no-show here is Clippers assistant equipment manager Matias Testi, Rivers said. Last weekend Griffin suffered...

  • Preview: Lakers, without Kobe Bryant, visit a Clippers team adjusting to Blake Griffin news

    Preview: Lakers, without Kobe Bryant, visit a Clippers team adjusting to Blake Griffin news

    The Lakers (9-39) will play their second game in as many nights, visiting the Clippers (30-16) at Staples Center on Friday night. The Clippers are reeling after forward Blake Griffin broke his hand in a brawl with the team's assistant equipment manager.  Still, the team has fared with Griffin already...

  • Letters: Blake Griffin's week of breaking bad

    Letters: Blake Griffin's week of breaking bad

    Whining, crying and flopping are one thing, but beating up an equipment manager is quite another. Maybe Blake Griffin needs a timeout. Hopefully the authorities, the Clippers and the NBA can help with that. Marty Foster Ventura :: Bill Plaschke's comment that video of the altercation between Blake...

  • Game against Lakers could allow Clippers to exhale amid Blake Griffin mess

    Game against Lakers could allow Clippers to exhale amid Blake Griffin mess

    It could be worse. The Clippers could be playing a team with a better record than 30 games below .500. They get the Lakers on Friday at Staples Center, which is as close to a breather as the NBA schedule allows. It comes at a time when the Clippers need to exhale. They have dealt with the breathless...

  • Lakers, Clippers meet once again Friday night

    Lakers, Clippers meet once again Friday night

    NEXT UP LAKERS VS. CLIPPERS When: Friday, 7:30 p.m. PST. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket, TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 980, 1330. Records: Lakers 9-38 through Wednesday; Clippers 30-16. Season series: 1-0, Clippers. Update: The Lakers have lost eight in a row to...

  • Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers still have much to untangle in coming weeks

    Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers still have much to untangle in coming weeks

    One word from Doc Rivers said everything about the strain that had enveloped the Clippers. "Whoof," the Clippers coach said Wednesday night, exhaling deeply before he took questions from reporters inside Philips Arena in Atlanta. His team had made the most of what felt like a lost trip even with...

  • Chris Paul selected by head coaches as a reserve for NBA All-Star game

    Chris Paul selected by head coaches as a reserve for NBA All-Star game

    Clippers guard Chris Paul was selected to the All-Star team for the ninth time in 11 NBA seasons, the league announced Thursday.Clippers forward Blake Griffin did not make the All-Star team as a reserve after being involved in a fight last weekend with a team equipment manager. Clippers center...

  • The most interesting quotes from the Blake Griffin-Matias Testi incident

    The most interesting quotes from the Blake Griffin-Matias Testi incident

      “Two guys that I'm super close with and it's sticky, man. It's tough.” - DeAndre Jordan, who was at the dinner where the confrontation took place talking about his relationship with Griffin and Testi  ===   “We're all like family. That's how we're going to deal with this, as a family.” – Chris...

  • Pressing issues still surround Blake Griffin, Clippers

    Pressing issues still surround Blake Griffin, Clippers

    The Clippers made the most of what felt like a lost trip even with three wins in five games, but they returned to Los Angeles on Thursday facing an uncertain future related to Blake Griffin after the All-Star forward broke his right hand while punching a team assistant equipment manager in Toronto...

  • How long could a Blake Griffin suspension last?

    How long could a Blake Griffin suspension last?

    So when will Clippers fans see Blake Griffin back on the court? The recovery time for a fracture of the fourth metacarpal is about four to six weeks, but there is no guarantee Griffin will see the court once healthy.  After full recovering from his injury, Griffin may face a suspension by the team...

  • Clippers' Blake Griffin could be back sooner, according to doctor

    Clippers' Blake Griffin could be back sooner, according to doctor

    Dr. Keith Feder has some good news and bad news about Blake Griffin’s fractured hand. On the plus side, the kind of break Griffin has is a simple and common injury. “It’s pretty straightforward,” said Feder, a surgeon at the West Coast Orthopedic Center in Manhattan Beach.  “Once it’s healed, it’s...

  • Clippers' defense has the last word in 85-83 win over Hawks

    Clippers' defense has the last word in 85-83 win over Hawks

    A bad turnover in the final seconds Wednesday night at Philips Arena wasn't the worst thing that could have happened to the Clippers.It allowed them to play defense again.The Clippers' better half saved them again on the game's final play, allowing them to emerge with an 85-83 victory over the...

  • Good time turned ugly after teasing for Blake Griffin and Clippers assistant

    Good time turned ugly after teasing for Blake Griffin and Clippers assistant

    Blake Griffin and Clippers assistant equipment manager Matias Testi had some dinner companions they knew well over the weekend. One was Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and the other was Joe Resendez, the team's assistant athletic trainer and travel manager. “Those guys are really close friends of...

  • Even if the legal system passes over the Blake Griffin incident, NBA can have a say

    Even if the legal system passes over the Blake Griffin incident, NBA can have a say

    The consequences for Blake Griffin's punching Clippers assistant equipment manager Matias Testi last weekend could extend beyond the star forward's broken right hand. But don't expect the altercation at a Toronto restaurant to be reviewed in a courtroom. Though the NBA plans to interview Griffin...

Loading
88°