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Blake Griffin's sixth career triple-double came at the right time

The first assist Blake Griffin delivered to a cutting Wesley Johnson in the first quarter might not have been an indication that a triple-double was on the horizon, but it was a signal of how the Clippers’ best player was going to assert himself this night. For those who have been around Griffin...

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  • Patrick Beverley has strong words about Clippers' effort after ninth straight loss, 107-85 at New York

    Patrick Beverley has strong words about Clippers' effort after ninth straight loss, 107-85 at New York

    Maybe the Clippers haven’t accepted losing, but it is clear that it has seeped into their collective systems following their ninth consecutive defeat. The Clippers showed little fight Monday night, going down by as many as 26 points in the fourth quarter of a dispirited 107-85 beating they suffered...

  • Clippers' Danilo Gallinari isn't ready to return from a glute injury

    Clippers' Danilo Gallinari isn't ready to return from a glute injury

    Danilo Gallinari eased down a hallway inside Madison Square Garden on Monday night, his sharp navy blue suit making him look more like a model than a basketball player sidelined because of an injury. Gallinari stopped for a few minutes to listen to a reporter talk about Clippers point guard Patrick...

  • Clippers are more than ready for Patrick Beverley's return

    Clippers are more than ready for Patrick Beverley's return

    Though the stumbling Clippers updated Patrick Beverley’s chance to return Monday night from doubtful to questionable, his teammates seemed certain that the point guard would be back for the game against the Knicks. After the Clippers lost their eighth consecutive game Saturday night to the Charlotte...

  • Five takeaways from the Clippers' loss to the Hornets

    Five takeaways from the Clippers' loss to the Hornets

    The Clippers lost to the Charlotte Hornets 102-87 on Saturday for the team’s eighth straight loss. Here are five things we learned: 1. The Clippers are falling and falling and falling and can’t seem to get back up, leaving all of them hoping that the return of guard Patrick Beverley for Monday...

  • Clippers want Wesley Johnson to shoot more than he ever has before

    Clippers want Wesley Johnson to shoot more than he ever has before

    Shoot the basketball, Wesley Johnson. He hears it all the time from the Clippers coaching staff. And yet Johnson remains hesitant, despite knowing that coach Doc Rivers wants his small forward to shoot his shot when it’s available. “They want me to shoot a little more,” Johnson said Saturday, smiling....

  • Doc Rivers calls out Clippers after loss to Hornets stretches skid to eight

    Doc Rivers calls out Clippers after loss to Hornets stretches skid to eight

    The words and phrases that flowed from Clippers coach Doc Rivers’ mouth following his team’s eighth consecutive loss Saturday night were not complimentary in the least. He called the 102-87 loss to the equally struggling Charlotte Hornets “a bad one.” He called out his players for “individual play”...

  • Cavaliers lose another guard with Iman Shumpert out at least one week

    Cavaliers lose another guard with Iman Shumpert out at least one week

    Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert will miss a week because a left knee injury, the latest setback for a Cleveland point guard. With Derrick Rose and Isaiah Thomas out with injuries, Shumpert has been starting for the Cavaliers, who won their fourth straight on Friday night, 118-113 in overtime. Shumpert...

  • Five takeaways from the Clippers' overtime loss to Cleveland

    Five takeaways from the Clippers' overtime loss to Cleveland

    The Clippers lost 118-113 in overtime to the Cavaliers on Friday night in Cleveland. Here are five takeaways from the game: 1. The Clippers made DeAndre Jordan a focal point of the offense early in the game against the Cavaliers, letting the 6-foot-11 center attack the 6-10 Kevin Love inside. Jordan...

  • Clippers can't close out Cavaliers and fall 118-113 in overtime

    Clippers can't close out Cavaliers and fall 118-113 in overtime

    They played with purpose, with determination, with fight, and still the Clippers lost. So, how the Clippers mentally grasp a close, agonizing 118-113 overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James on Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena will be another step in whichever direction the...

  • Lou Williams is putting up big numbers for the Clippers off the bench

    Lou Williams is putting up big numbers for the Clippers off the bench

    He is simply called the “professional scorer.” And that truly is what Lou Williams has been for the Clippers during this strenuous season of losing and falling teammates. Williams’ job has been to come off the bench and provide the Clippers with a scoring burst. He has not disappointed. Williams...

  • Clippers have lost six in a row and are 'pretty banged up' before facing Cavaliers

    Clippers have lost six in a row and are 'pretty banged up' before facing Cavaliers

    The 2017-18 NBA campaign began with a sense that the Clippers would be loaded this season but it would take the sum of all the parts for them to prosper. A 4-0 start to the season seemed to bear that out before injuries robbed the Clippers of their depth, leaving them in a weakened state. “At the...

  • Clippers! Team's mental toughness is being tested early this season

    Clippers! Team's mental toughness is being tested early this season

    Hi, my name is Broderick Turner, and welcome back to the Los Angeles Times’ Clippers newsletter. The Clippers’ fortitude is being tested. Constant losing will do that to a team. And the Clippers have been losing and losing and losing, to the tune of six consecutive games. The path they take forward...

  • Clippers' Sindarius Thornwell survives baptism against Thunder's Big 3

    Clippers' Sindarius Thornwell survives baptism against Thunder's Big 3

    The rookie had been told he was going to start for the first time this season and that he would have to display his defensive skills against Oklahoma City’s dynamic trio of Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. Upon being informed of his defensive assignment for that game last week,...

  • Slumping Clippers are in need of a victory

    Slumping Clippers are in need of a victory

    Inside the somber confines of the Clippers is a group grappling with mounting losses. Containing their frustration will be paramount if the Clippers are to dig out of their six-game swoon following Monday night’s defeat to Philadelphia. The Clippers’ 4-0 start seems like it was eons ago considering...

  • Five takeaways from the Clippers' 109-105 loss to Philadelphia

    Five takeaways from the Clippers' 109-105 loss to Philadelphia

    1. These days, Lou Williams is the chief weapon for the Clippers. He was again Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, dropping in a team-high 31 points off the bench. And for good measures, he had seven rebounds, six assists and five steals. Williams was a one-man show for the Clippers in...

  • Clippers blocked at every turn in loss to 76ers

    Clippers blocked at every turn in loss to 76ers

    They have been in a rut, the Clippers seemingly unable to pull out of this downward spiral. They took another step toward the abyss Monday night, dropping a tough 109-105 game to the Philadelphia 76ers before a sold-out crowd of 19,068 at Staples Center, many of whom were 76ers fans cheering on...

  • Clippers' Patrick Beverley says sore right knee feeling better

    Clippers' Patrick Beverley says sore right knee feeling better

    Patrick Beverley easily walked off the Staples Center court before the Clippers faced the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night, the sore right knee that would keep him out of a third consecutive game feeling much better. He had returned to Los Angeles last Wednesday after the Clippers played at San...

  • Clippers try to maintain confidence and drown out noise as they work through slump

    Clippers try to maintain confidence and drown out noise as they work through slump

    On one side of the Clippers’ quiet locker room inside the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Austin Rivers had both of his feet submerged in buckets of water, a towel over his head and a resolve in his voice. On the other side of the locker room, DeAndre Jordan dressed slowly late Saturday night,...

  • Frustration evident as Clippers fall to Pelicans

    Frustration evident as Clippers fall to Pelicans

    The technical fouls came in waves, a sign of the Clippers letting their frustrations boil over. Their resolve certainly was being tested because of mounting injuries and losses, and now their self-control was being pushed to the limits because of calls they vehemently disagreed with. They collected...

  • Rookie guards playing key roles for short-handed Clippers

    Rookie guards playing key roles for short-handed Clippers

    They are two rookies who have been forced into the fray, both of them wide-eyed and yet quietly confident they can perform for the Clippers during these dire times. Much has been asked of Sindarius Thornwell and Jawun Evans while the Clippers wait for guards Patrick Beverley (sore right knee) and...

  • Five takeaways from the Clippers' loss to Oklahoma City

    Five takeaways from the Clippers' loss to Oklahoma City

    The Los Angeles Clippers lost to the Thunder, 120-111, on Friday night in Oklahoma City. Paul George was tough to stop, scoring 42 points against the Clippers. Here are five takeaways from the game: 1. Lou Williams was smooth and effortless in his attack for the Clippers against the Thunder. He...

  • Clippers can't stop Paul George and lose to Thunder 120-111

    Clippers can't stop Paul George and lose to Thunder 120-111

    Though they were not whole, the Clippers still competed with what they had. And what they had was not enough to keep up with an Oklahoma City Thunder team starving for a win. The Thunder broke a four-game losing streak with a 120-111 victory before 18,203 fans Friday night at Chesapeake Energy...

  • DeAndre Jordan says Clippers need 48 minutes of focus on defense

    DeAndre Jordan says Clippers need 48 minutes of focus on defense

    There has been a cause for the recent slippage on defense by the Clippers. DeAndre Jordan, the team’s defensive signal-caller and guru, has pinpointed part of the problem. “I feel like it can be a lack of focus sometimes, because we know how to do it,” Jordan said. “We know the game plan. We do...

  • Injuries mount for Clippers, who will play Friday without Beverley and possibly Rivers

    Injuries mount for Clippers, who will play Friday without Beverley and possibly Rivers

    The day began with the Clippers announcing that starting point guard Patrick Beverley had been sent home to Los Angeles because of a sore right knee. The day ended with the Clippers announcing that starting guard Austin Rivers had sprained his right ankle in practice Thursday afternoon and was...

  • Clippers' Patrick Beverley to miss about a week with sore right knee

    Clippers' Patrick Beverley to miss about a week with sore right knee

    Clippers starting point guard Patrick Beverley has a sore right knee and has returned home to Los Angeles. Beverley will not play Friday against the Oklahoma City Thunder or Saturday against the New Orleans Pelicans. He flew home Wednesday. “It’s a sore right knee, but everything looks good,” Clippers...

  • Clippers! Road will get tough for the Clippers this month

    Clippers! Road will get tough for the Clippers this month

    Hi, my name is Broderick Turner, and welcome back to the Los Angeles Times’ Clippers newsletter. In this edition, the topic is about the reeling Clippers trying to right themselves while playing the majority of their games on the road in November. Before the Clippers played at Oklahoma City on...

  • Clippers can't figure out why they're struggling on defense

    Clippers can't figure out why they're struggling on defense

    On a team filled with solid to excellent defenders, the Clippers inexplicably have recently shown very little resistance. As a result, they are mired in a three-game losing streak and their uneven defense is the primary root of their problems. It’s hard to fathom that a Clippers team with a first-team...

  • Five takeaways from the Clippers' 120-107 loss to San Antonio

    Five takeaways from the Clippers' 120-107 loss to San Antonio

    1. In a game in which the Clippers’ defense was lagging, at least one player had the energy the others seemed to be lacking. That would be Montrezl Harrell. His effort was tremendous. His hustle was outstanding. His play is worthy of more playing time. In the seven minutes, 43 seconds Harrell played...

  • Spurs dominate in the second half to drown Clippers 120-107

    Spurs dominate in the second half to drown Clippers 120-107

    Just last week, the Clippers held the best defensive efficiency rating in the NBA. They have tumbled since then, falling and falling again, their defensive lapses once more pulling them under during a 120-107 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night at the AT&T Center. Before dropping their...

  • Gallinari and Teodosic sit out game against Spurs

    Gallinari and Teodosic sit out game against Spurs

    They represent two-fifths of the Clippers’ starting lineup, but although forward Danilo Gallinari and point guard Milos Teodosic arrived here with the team, they didn’t play against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night because of medical issues. Gallinari missed his first game of the season because...

  • Clippers face tough three-game trip

    Clippers face tough three-game trip

    The Clippers are stumbling into a meaningful trip against formidable foes at a time when they are far from healthy. A two-game losing streak has the Clippers venturing off course and now they must deal with an injury to starting forward Danilo Gallinari, who suffered a strained left glute injury...

  • What we learned from the Clippers' 104-101 loss to the Miami Heat

    What we learned from the Clippers' 104-101 loss to the Miami Heat

    The Clippers battled back from a 25-point third-quarter deficit only to lose Sunday to the Miami Heat, 104-101, at Staples Center. Here are three things the game may have shown us: 1. Be it ever so humble, Staples Center is no place like home Sunday’s loss was the second straight and fourth in...

  • Clippers' late comeback wasted in loss to Heat

    Clippers' late comeback wasted in loss to Heat

    The Clippers leave for their first extended trip of the season Monday. But when they board their charter flight at LAX, they won’t be packing much of the baggage that piled up during a five-game homestand that saw them lose four times. They should take the final quarter of that homestand with them,...

  • Back-to-back afternoon games proved to be too much for Clippers

    Back-to-back afternoon games proved to be too much for Clippers

    The Clippers took the floor for Sunday’s game against Miami less than 21 hours after they trudged out of the Staples Center following Saturday’s game against Memphis. They lost both games, and their exhaustion showed. The team will play on consecutive days 14 times this season, but this weekend’s...

  • Five takeaways from the Clippers' loss to the Memphis Grizzlies

    Five takeaways from the Clippers' loss to the Memphis Grizzlies

    The Clippers lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 113-104 at Staples Center. Here are five things we learned: 1.) It is one thing for the Clippers to rely heavily on Blake Griffin, but it’s quite another thing for his teammates to depend on him to the point he perhaps tried too hard. Griffin tried to...

  • Clippers let the shots fly, they just don't fall

    Clippers let the shots fly, they just don't fall

    They kept launching three-point shots all game and they kept missing them all game, putting the Clippers in a bind they were unable to get out of against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center. Of the 26 three-point shots the Clippers tried, they missed 22. In making only...

  • Grizzlies can't stop draining threes and sink Clippers 113-104

    Grizzlies can't stop draining threes and sink Clippers 113-104

    In their three losses this season, the Clippers have suffered a similar fate. They became stagnant on offense — again. They didn’t fully trust the offense — again. They didn’t move the basketball enough — again. They tried to win the game alone — again. And in the process of again repeating the...

  • Five early surprises in the NBA

    Five early surprises in the NBA

    The NBA features the unexpected. Kawhi Leonard’s giant mitts rip balls away from strong two-hand grips. Steph Curry turns contested crossover dribbling into wide-open three-point looks. Kevin Love makes retreating defenses futile with outlets from one key to the other. Like its stars, the NBA has...

  • Three-pointer becomes effective weapon for Clippers

    Three-pointer becomes effective weapon for Clippers

    The Clippers are unafraid to let the basketball fly from deep, dropping three-point bombs with regularity and being relatively precise with their marksmanship. They are ranked seventh in the NBA in three-point shooting (39.1%), with Patrick Beverley leading the team. He’s knocking down 51.4% of...

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